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National Student Paper Competition

Launched in 2013, the National Student Paper Competition (NSPC) is an annual competition organized by the Canada School of Public Service in partnership with the Institute of Public Administration of Canada and the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration.

The competition invites graduate students from universities across Canada to introduce innovative ideas and bright new thinkers to government in order to build public service excellence and support a high-performing public service today and tomorrow.

After successfully completing seven rounds of the NSPC, we are proud to announce that the eighth edition of the competition was launched on March 15, 2021. As in past years, the competition welcomes submissions on any issue of relevance to the federal public service. This year, participants are encouraged to focus on the challenges of COVID-19 for public service.

Submit a paper

Visit the Institute of Public Administration of Canada's website to see the latest winners and obtain more information about the eighth edition of the NSPC.


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