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  • Support, Success, and Measurement: Alberta’s Inclusive Education Policy and the Next Steps for Students with Disabilities 

    Khan, Daymond (Faculty of Graduate Studies, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2018-09-08)
    Alberta's ambitious goal of creating an inclusive education system is rooted in values outlined in a national commitment to the United Nations. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities outlines the ...
  • Funding Leads to Better Health Outcomes – Case study of Alberta Sepsis Network demonstrates how research initiative reduced mortality 

    Haq, Anwar (Faculty of Graduate Studies, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2018-08-01)
    Alberta’s spending on healthcare has outpaced both economic growth and growth in government revenue, and its access to services and health outcomes are only comparable to provinces and countries that spend much less. Plenty ...
  • Decentralized Agriculture: Applying Blockchain Technology in Agri-Food Markets 

    Green, Samuel (Faculty of Graduate Studies, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2018-09-04)
    Blockchain is a simple yet powerful innovation – a new record keeping mechanism that replaces centralized ledgers and double entry bookkeeping. The technology first arose as a backbone to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, ...
  • Policy Approaches to Internet Access in Northern and Rural Canada 

    Jevne, Hanna (Faculty of Graduate Studies, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2018-09-04)
    This Capstone project explores the different programs administered by the Government of Canada to improve internet connectivity in rural, remote, northern, and Indigenous communities. The gap in internet access between ...
  • The Paradox of Equalization: Solving Inequity by Increasing Disparities 

    Fuss, Jake (Faculty of Graduate Studies, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2018-08-07)
    The design of the equalization system is a policy concern in Canada because it has extensive political, social, and economic implications. Equalization is intended to ensure all provinces can offer similar public services ...
  • NATO’s Dilemma: To Enlarge or Not to Enlarge 

    Kendrick, Riley (Faculty of Graduate Studies, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2018-09-04)
    This policy brief outlines the No1th Atlantic Treaty Organization's current enlargement policy and whether or not Canada should continue to support the policy. The impact of the policy on the Alliance's effectiveness and ...
  • Leaving Homelands to finding Homes: Refugee Housing Affordability in Calgary 

    Falconer, Robert (Faculty of Graduate Studies, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2018-09-07)
    The issue of refugee housing affordability in Calgary is one which needs attention. In the coming years, Canada is expected to increase its refugee resettlement targets to approximately 15% of its total immigration quota. ...
  • Making the Definition of Medical Necessity Enter the 21st Century 

    Train, Emma J. (Faculty of Graduate Studies, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2018-09-17)
    The purpose of this report is to explore the notion of medical necessity in Canadian healthcare systems and how politics can affect the determination of the basket of medical services that is publicly funded in each ...
  • Chinese Investment in Canada: Trends and Policy Responses 

    Bettcher, Kai Valdez (Faculty of Graduate Studies, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2018-09-12)
    After constructing a novel, transaction-level dataset on China’s direct investment into Canada, this paper examines the trends of said foreign direct investment over the past quarter century and places them within the ...
  • Is there an alternative way to finance Canadian airports? 

    Vanherf, Claire (Faculty of Graduate Studies, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2018-09-12)
    The airport industry has always attracted a great deal of attention. Traditionally, airports were heavily regulated entities. However, in the last decade, there has been a shift in airport governance toward privatization. ...

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