What is the National Student Paper Competition?
The National Student Paper Competition was launched back in 2013 to engage students on issues facing the public service. Led by the Canada School of Public Service, this competition invites Master’s and PhD students from various disciplines to provide fresh ideas on improving the federal public service and positively influencing Canada’s future.
Who can participate?
Students enrolled in a Canadian university Master’s or PhD program in at least one academic term during the 2017 calendar year (on a full- or part-time basis) can participate in this competition.
How do you participate?
Professors may assign the paper as part of their graded coursework; however, students are also invited to write papers independently. Students must submit their papers to their university coordinator by the submission deadline, which will be posted on the IPAC website. Coordinators have until October 13 to register on the IPAC website. Students interested in participating in the Competition should contact the director or dean of their department, school or faculty to seek support and ask that a university coordinator be established for the Competition if there isn’t one.
Why should you participate?
- To have a positive influence on the future of Canada
- To share your ideas on a national platform and present them to the highest ranks of the public service
- To have the chance to win a four month paid placement within the Government of Canada and attend the prestigious 2018 Manion Lecture
- To get a great start to your career
Where can you find more information?
Students and professors are encouraged to visit the Institute of Public Administration of Canada website for more information, including the Call for Papers and Competition Guidelines.
Best of luck!