The Public Policy program at Massey College combines the talents and expertise of Junior and Senior Fellows to highlight critical issues, suggest solutions and engage and educate the broader public community.
Aided by a committee of Junior Fellows who suggest topics and organize events, the program includes the annual Walter Gordon Symposium and allows the College to partner with universities and policy centres across Canada. Recent discussions have included the need for a national science policy, religion and values, the emerging impact of an Independent Senate, Changing definitions of Sovereignty, especially in Canada’s North, the role and influence of unelected political staff and virulent populism in Europe and the United States.
Public policy sets the framework for culture, science, the economy, social policy and international relations. Every Junior Fellow is welcome to contribute to Massey’s effort to influence the debate.
Senior Fellow, Thomas S. Axworthy is Chair of the Public Policy Program at Massey College.
To showcase and explore the key public policies that have shaped and continue to guide Canadian life, Massey College hosts a series of conferences and talks with influential experts in the field.