The School of Public Policy and Administration comprises an incredibly collegial community of active scholars working in key areas of public policy and policy-making – areas that include the environment, energy, health care, urban and Aboriginal governance, taxation, philanthropy, international development, intergovernmental relations, evaluation, citizen engagement, among many others. Our symposia, conferences, speakers, visitors, research centres, and international activities all help to bring these areas alive, and to make tangible the connections between them and the enduring questions of why and how governments would act, or should act.