Which Canadian U has the strongest I.R Program?

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Subject: Which Canadian U has the strongest I.R Program?
Hi there,

Just researching, and I am trying to dicern which Canadian Universities have the strongest and most reputable International Relations program? (Preferably, which U in western canada has the best program?)

Thanks for the input!

[29-06-2006,03:53]
Stephblue
(in reply to: Which Canadian U has the strongest I.R Program?)
if u talk about western..then ubc
on the east it should be queens, uot and ottawa

[29-06-2006,08:14]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Which Canadian U has the strongest I.R Program?)
York has one of the strongest IR programs in Canada.
I didn´t say York is the best but York definitely has the top program.

Beside that, York has the largest amount of professional social scientists and humanists than any other Canadian universities.

York has the premier bilingual college on Glendon campus. It is the best in English Canada.

[29-06-2006,12:34]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Which Canadian U has the strongest I.R Program?)
TORONTO, June 26, 2006 -- Glendon College at York University will open Canada?s first bilingual School of Public Affairs, offering graduate students a high-level bilingual education that will prepare them for leadership roles in public life.

York University?s Board of Governors has approved creation of the new school. When fully developed, the School will feature a bilingual master?s degree, executive development programs, stays for mid-career public servants, and a research centre on public and international affairs.



Students in the two-year master?s program will become well-versed not only in public policy and administration, but in public affairs ? a broader examination of Canadian public institutions and the domestic and international environments in which they function. Entering the program with a working knowledge of both official languages, they will pursue their studies in both languages and be fully bilingual when they graduate.



?The Glendon School of Public Affairs will be unique in Canada. It will respond to demand from federal and provincial governments for fully bilingual leaders and public service employees,? says York University President and Vice-Chancellor Lorna Marsden. ?It will also become an important site for research and debate about the issues confronting government and the public sector.?



The School will fulfill the original mission of Glendon, which was founded by former diplomat Escott Reid to prepare leaders for public life in Canada, says Kenneth McRoberts, principal of Glendon. ?Glendon provides students with a bilingual and broad-based liberal arts education. This interdisciplinary undergraduate education remains indispensable for leadership in public institutions. We are now building on it with the more focused study that comes with a master?s program,? says McRoberts, who will be acting director of the new School. A political scientist and past president of the Canadian Political Science Association, he has written extensively on intergovernmental relations and public policy in Canada. (Right: Kenneth McRoberts)



Alex Himelfarb, who occupied the highest public service position in Canada as Clerk of the Privy Council until recently (when he was appointed Ambassador to the Italian Republic), will chair an advisory committee of leading Canadians from the public, private and voluntary sectors who will guide the new school.



In addition to preparing students for public life, the new School of Public Affairs will give students the type of understanding of public institutions that is essential in leadership roles in other careers such as journalism and business-government relations, says McRoberts.



The projected bilingual master?s program in public affairs will introduce students to financial management, organizational theory, project implementation and evaluation, and other techniques of policy-making. At the same time, students will study topics such as how public decision-making is shaped by economic processes and actors and the relationship between the state and civil society. They will also explore how international influences shape Canadian policy and see how, increasingly, public goods are conceived on a global basis. Discussions are underway with Universit? Laval regarding student exchanges with a comparable master?s program at Laval.



Une ?cole des Affaires Publiques ? L´Universit? York



York University is the leading interdisciplinary research and teaching university in Canada. York offers a modern, academic experience at the undergraduate and graduate level in Toronto, Canada?s most international city. The third largest university in the country, York is host to a dynamic academic community of 50,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, as well as 190,000 alumni worldwide. York?s 10 faculties and 23 research centres conduct ambitious, groundbreaking research that is interdisciplinary, cutting across traditional academic boundaries. This distinctive and collaborative approach is preparing students for the future and bringing fresh insights and solutions to real-world challenges. York University is an autonomous, not-for-profit corporation.

http://www.yorku.ca/mediar/archive/Release.asp?Release=1114

[29-06-2006,12:35]
Anonymous



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