Action Canada Fellowship

I am planning to apply to the eleven month, part-time Action Canada Fellowship.

Other Canadians with an interest in public policy should consider applying as well. The deadline is February 15th.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

6 thoughts on “Action Canada Fellowship”

  1. Would you have a choice in what area of policy you would engage in? It does sound like an interesting idea, but could you not influence policy more directly from within the government?

  2. Doesn’t this fellowship require air travel? I thought you didn’t do that.

    My thinking is that this would be an opportunity to try to convince some pretty important people to be more active in pushing for better climate change policies. In the long run, my hope is that that would more than negate the effects of the travel associated with the program.

    If I got in, I would also encourage them to hold the conferences in places that are as close as possible to where the fellows live.

  3. could you not influence policy more directly from within the government?

    I don’t think so. The broad direction of policy is set by politicians. Civil servants just do the implementation.

    As such, if the broad direction of policy favoured by the party in power is problematic, there is little or nothing that a civil servant can (and arguably should) do about it.

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