Each year more than 20 teams from across the country participate in the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) National Evaluation Student Case Competition. The Consortium of Universities for Evaluation Education (CUEE) and the Canadian Evaluation Society Education Fund (CESEF), of which the School of Public Policy and Administration is a member, jointly organize this annual event. The competition is carried out in two rounds: a preliminary round, and a final round which is held at the CES annual conference. This year, the preliminary round was held on Saturday, February 8.

Three diploma students from Carleton’s Diploma in Public Policy & Program Evaluation (DPPE) participated in the first round, giving up their Saturday to work on this year’s case on a Seniors and Long-term Care Program for 5.5 hours. The three students are: Heloise Emdon, Marleigh Pirnasar, and Warren Trottier. The coach this year is Robert Shepherd, Supervisor of the DPPE. On behalf of the School, we wish them every success to make it to the final round competition, where the top three teams selected will compete for the Gold Medal at the national conference being held in Ottawa in June. Thanks to each of these three students for representing the School so capably. The results of the competition will be announced mid-March.

DPPE students Warren Trottier, Marleigh Pirnasar and Heloise Emdon