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🍁 The Canada Summit (March 11)

The Canada Summit – IPPSSA’s 3rd Annual Public Policy Conference – is happening on Saturday, March 11th, and it will be an amazing chance to learn more about how all levels of government are working to address issues in Canada’s 150th year. If you want to learn more about how decisions are made, and the challenges to developing effective policy, this is the place for you. As 2017 starts, there will be interesting public policy discussions, particularly in our healthcare and

Speaker Series: Via Rail Canada CEO

We are excited to begin our Speaker Series with Via Rail Canada’s CEO: Yves Desjardins-Siciliano. VIA Rail is the travel-Corporation of choice for millions of Canadians each year. The Corporation’s trains operate intercity, regionally and transcontinentally. Our guest will touch on a variety of different themes, in particular, his career experience in a variety of sectors. As well as VIA Rail’s pledge to shifting towards more sustainable transport and reducing carbon footprint in light of the Government of Canada’s commitment

Media Team Welcome Back Pub Night

Come kick of MPSP17 with your media team at the Media Team Welcome Back Pub Night on Friday, January 20 at Eve (110 York Street), doors open at 8. The media team is ready to start some scandals and get everyone ready for the weeks to come. All ages are welcome. For those 19+, all drinks are $5 and vodka triples will be $10. Coat check available for $2. Location: EVE Nightclub

Jeux de la Science Politique 2017

This past weekend the Jeux de la Science Politique (en: Political Science Games) were held at the University of Montreal, pitting delegations from seven Canadian universities against each other in competitions ranging from debate to negotiation to sport. The delegation from the University of Ottawa proudly contested the Games, securing a spot on the podium in nearly every competition, and thus for the first time in its history winning the championship. Congratulations to all the delegates on this historic victory,

Get Involved with IPPSSA!

IPPSSA has recently had two positions become vacant. We are now looking for motivated individuals to join our team. Please see the job descriptions below and consult the constitution to understand the responsibilities required. We will be accepting applications until Sunday, January 15th at 8pm. Job Descriptions Director of Philanthropy – APPLICATION FORM Attend weekly executive meetings Attend weekly office hours totally 3 hours Manage IPPSSA Philanthropic endeavours (Relay for Life) Coordinate with the uOttawa food bank to organize a

IPPSSA Study Sessions

Exams are stressful enough without having to spend an hour looking for a quiet spot to work. That’s why IPPSSA would like to invite all of our students to utilize our study rooms throughout the next two weeks to help you prepare for exams. *Please do not use the rooms for group work. Private study rooms on the 2nd floor may be booked by any Faculty of Social Science student here:* Please note that all rooms are booked from

Ontario Legislature Internship Program

Are you graduating this year and looking for an exciting opportunity to learn about Ontario politics, meet fascinating political players and travel to other legislatures across Canada and in the UK? The Ontario Legislature Internship Programme is a 10 month, non-partisan paid internship at Queen’s Park that offers recent graduates the opportunity to immerse themselves in the inner workings of Ontario politics. During their ten months at Queen’s Park, interns work for backbench Members of Provincial Parliament in both the

Mental Health Message

As the semester winds down it is important that students take time to look after their own well-being. The stresses of exams, essays and homesickness can make life as a student very difficult. Fortunately the the University offers a number of resources for those going through hard times and facing issues relating to mental health illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and grief. No one should ever be ashamed of reaching out for help and every student at some point in

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