In July, faculty, alumni and students met virtually to celebrate the launch of the first digitized version of the Carleton Perspective on Public Policy (CPoPP) journal, now in its sixth edition.

The current edition, sponsored by SPPA and the Faculty of Public Affairs, is the culmination of efforts that began last year to modernize the journal. The executive team behind the journal, partnered with Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library to host and archive CPoPP editions on the Open Journal Systems (OJS) hosting platform.

Editor-in-Chief Marlee Fisher explains, “Our team picked up from the previous year’s efforts to digitize the journal with the goal to increase the visibility and accessibility of the journal and SPPA students’ academic research, and to create a digital archive of past volumes. With physical print shops closed due to the pandemic, digitizing CPoPP could not have come at a better time!”

Four Master’s students from varying programs—and with diverse perspectives and approaches—passed a rigorous peer review process to have their articles featured. They include:

  • Sierra Bilton, “Painting the Dragon Green: What China’s Infrastructure Investments mean for the Future of ESG-aligned Investments.”*
  • Ian Crump, “Leading the Way: How the Canadian Government can continue to Foster the Development of a Robust and Ethical Artificial Intelligence Industry.”
  • Daniel Ribi, “Closing the Gap: Tax Policy Solutions to Top-End Income Inequality in a Globalized Canadian Economy.”
  • Meredith Web, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: An Analysis of the Communication Tactics Used in the Development of the European Union’s Ban on Seal Products.”

The executive team behind this year’s journal is comprised of:

  • Marlee Fisher, Editor-in-Chief
  • Sierra Bilton, Managing Editor
  • Tim McKay, Finance Manager
  • Jamie Desautels, Communications and Events Manager
  • Aleisha White, Production Manager

SPPA Professor Nathan Grasse served as Faculty Advisor to the editorial board.

Readers can access the full journal on the SPPA Student Society website.

About the Carleton Perspective on Public Policy (CPoPP) Journal
The student-run academic journal, established in 2013 in the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA), showcases exceptional student research and provides a platform for dialogue on current public policy and public management issues. Through the initiative, SPPA students engage in peer review, production and publication processes.

*ESG=Environmental, Social, Governance

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