Dedicate University resources to public understanding of societal issues and stimulate action for positive change.
Facilitate engagement of faculty and students in public policy development.
Faculty and students are engaged in public policy development across disciplines with local, provincial and national governments and international organizations. Faculty and students have much to contribute to the public policy development primarily through their research. Given the complex and diverse interactions with public policy development, what are the opportunities to share the opportunities and risks associated with this form of engagement?
The outcomes of research in diverse fields of study may have public policy implications, but the skills and knowledge required to bridge academic and public policy processes do not always align. The university may be able to facilitate an alignment of these capacities.