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News & Events | Articles | October 20, 2016

Is Public Policy Like Sausages? A Look at Alberta’s Provincial Context

Dr. Rose Geransar
Research Manager, W21C

October 20, 2016
12:00 - 12:50 pm
W21C Multi-Purpose Room
GD01, Ground Floor, TRW Building
3280 Hospital Drive NW

Presentation Summary:

This presentation will provide the audience with an overview of the public policy development process in the Alberta context. Two concrete examples of policy will be discussed related to strategic policy development, specifically, Alberta’s Cancer Plan to 2030 and the Alberta Small Business Strategy. The presentation will review potential policy constraints, levers, and gaps. Finally, there will be a discussion around opportunities for policy engagement for those in academia.

Presentation Slide Deck

Learning Objectives:

1) Gain a basic understanding of Alberta's provincial policy cycle and different levels of policy development
2) Understand potential policy levers, constraints and gaps within the public policy development process
3) Take away potential strategies for those in academia to engage in and inform policy development in Alberta

The W21C Journal Club+ is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

About the Speaker:

After completing her PhD in Health Services Research at the University of Calgary, Rose Geransar completed a policy internship in the Government of Alberta, during which she was engaged in strategic policy development in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Health.  She later took on a role as a Senior Policy Analyst within the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, prior to accepting her current role as Research Manager at the W21C.