FPA alumni were among Carleton’s first students, studying journalism and public policy in downtown Ottawa in the 1940s. The number of degree programs grew, and in 1997, the Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA) brought together twelve units that deal directly with government, civil society, and the relationship between the two.

Today, we boast an alumni community that’s more than 34,246. And includes well-known journalists, top government leaders, diplomats, and many more graduates who are making an important contribution to our society.


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FPA hosts a number of public events during the academic year, including the Currents Lecture, Bell Lecture, Katherine Graham Lecture, and Author Meets Readers. Sign up for our events newsletter.

Help an FPA Student Start Their Career

FPA students are prepared to bring their knowledge, critical thinking skills, and enthusiasm into the workplace. Find out more about how you can sponsor a co-op, internship or hire an FPA student here.

Support our Students and Researchers

Thistledown Foundation founders Fiona McKean and Tobi Lütke

Carleton University alumni have a proud tradition of supporting important research and our current students. As a donor, you may choose to establish a scholarship, which recognizes academic achievement, or establish a bursary, which supports those in financial need. You can also choose to designate an award toward a specific academic unit or area of research.
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