IPAC 2019 – Reflections from Innovation and Disruption Champion Scott Sinclair

For the IPAC 2019 Conference, “Innovation and Disruption” has been identified as a key sub-theme.  Scott Sinclair, Deputy Minister of Crown Services and Deputy Minister of Central Services in Manitoba, has agreed to champion this important theme. When I was approached by IPAC Manitoba’s team about the 2019 conference, I was immediately interested by the … Continue reading IPAC 2019 – Reflections from Innovation and Disruption Champion Scott Sinclair

National Volunteer Week – Celebrating those making the IPAC conference possible

Jessica Drakul is the Chair of the Board of IPAC Manitoba and a long-time volunteer with IPAC and many other organizations.  So, have you seen it?  Our conference website, of course! You probably saw our exciting announcement last week that registration is now open for the 71st IPAC National Conference this summer in Winnipeg.  If … Continue reading National Volunteer Week – Celebrating those making the IPAC conference possible

IPAC 2019 Conference Planning – Survey Results

In December and January, we shared a survey as widely as possible.  The idea was to get your input, as a potential attendee, on what kind of conference you wanted: from topics and speakers to logistics and events. People responded, over 200 of them, in English and French.  This data has been very helpful for … Continue reading IPAC 2019 Conference Planning – Survey Results

IPAC Manitoba announces winner of 2019 LG Award – Dr. Brian Postl

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (Manitoba Region) is pleased to announce that the 2019 recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration will be Dr. Brian Postl.    Dr. Postl has had an exceptional career in public administration in the field of medicine and has made many contributions to healthy … Continue reading IPAC Manitoba announces winner of 2019 LG Award – Dr. Brian Postl

IPAC 2019 National Conference – Volunteers Needed!

Once in a decade, Manitoba is given the opportunity to host the Institute of Public Administration of Canada’s annual national conference- an exciting event that brings public servants, academia, and private sector partners together to exchange ideas about issues facing the public sector. Manitoba’s time has arrived, how will you respond? From August 18-21, 2019, … Continue reading IPAC 2019 National Conference – Volunteers Needed!

2019 Conference Planning – What’s new?

If we here at IPAC Manitoba know believe one thing, it's that people are dying to know more about how planning for the 2019 Conference is going! We jest, of course, but while things may seem quiet, there's a lot going on below the surface.  Hey, when it's -40 you're not distracted by outdoor pursuits! … Continue reading 2019 Conference Planning – What’s new?

IPAC Manitoba Announces Winner of 2018 Condo Award

IPAC Manitoba is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Condo Award! The winner is Larissa Kanhai for her paper "Immigration in Manitoba: Analysis of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program." The runner-up is Lori Darragh for her paper "Philosophies and Failings: A Critical Analysis of Winnipeg’s Emergency Shelter System." Established in 1982, the Willard J. … Continue reading IPAC Manitoba Announces Winner of 2018 Condo Award

2019 Conference Planning: Feedback Wanted!

As IPAC Manitoba's 2019 Conference Planning Committee gets closer to the event week by week, our committees are ramping up their work. This month, we're ready to launch our survey for potential conference attendees.  This survey will provide us with useful information to help make this the most relevant, interesting, and engaging conference for attendees! … Continue reading 2019 Conference Planning: Feedback Wanted!

Planning for Winnipeg, 2019: An Interview with Conference Chair Calvin Hawley

As IPAC Manitoba plans the 2019 IPAC National Conference, we explore what it's like for a regional group to plan a 400-500 person conference that is international in scope.  This month, an interview with conference chair Calvin Hawley .   What motivates someone to take on chairing a national conference? I feel very strongly that we … Continue reading Planning for Winnipeg, 2019: An Interview with Conference Chair Calvin Hawley

2018 LG Award Presented to Dr. Joanne Keselman

September 14, 2018 at Government House, IPAC Manitoba in partnership with her Honour Janice Filmon celebrated an outstanding career in public administration.  Lieutenant Governor Filmon presented Dr. Joanne Keselman the Manitoba Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Administration  This award is presented annually to a public sector practitioner whose career exhibits the highest standard of … Continue reading 2018 LG Award Presented to Dr. Joanne Keselman