MPA Major Research Papers

 

All Western Master of Public Administration students complete a faculty-supervised Major Research Paper. At the time of submission, students may opt to publicly release their papers. This series contains all publicly available papers completed since 1990.

The program does not endorse the content of these papers which are the independent research of the students. The papers are owned by the authors and posted here with their permission.

If you are the author of an MPA research paper and would like to have that paper removed from this database please contact .

Follow

Major Research Papers from 2013

PDF

Landowner Behaviour in the Upper Thames and Grand River Watersheds: A Study of Factors That May Explain the Conservation Behaviour of Farmers, Jeffrey Brick

PDF

The Revitalization of Social Housing: An Analysis of Mixed-Income Housing in the City of Toronto, Zoie Browne

PDF

Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committees: A Review and Critical Analysis, Ashley Grigg

PDF

Homelessness in Winnipeg, Manitoba: An Analysis of Local Government Inaction, Rhiannon Hayes

PDF

Departmental Strategic Planning: Examining the Institutional and Organizational Linkages that Influence Departmental Strategic Planning Processes in Local Government, Adam Mobbs

PDF

Explaining Social Media Variation: An Analysis of Internal Municipal Factors That Shape Canadian Municipal Websites, Julien Patel

PDF

E-Governance on Ontario Municipal Websites: Exploring the Development of E-Governance Tools Used by Ontario Municipal Planning Departments, Spencer Sandor

PDF

Affordable Housing Policies: What China Could Learn From Canada, Jingyuan Sun

PDF

Inter-Municipal Transit Governance: An Investigation of Challenges and Opportunities in the Alberta Capital Region, Paul Szabo

PDF

No Choice But To Change: An Investigation into the History and Effects of the 2006 Municipal Ward Boundary Realignment in London, Ontario, Stephen Turner

PDF

The Regional Variation of Ontario Works: From the Perspective of Provincial-Municipal Relationship, Ju Xue

Major Research Papers from 2012

PDF

Toronto’s Private Tree By-Law: Performance Measurement Design and Cost-Benefit Analysis, Arthur Beauregard

PDF

Determinants of Municipal Waste Diversion in Ontario, Brock Ceci

PDF

Ontario Business Improvement Areas: Opportunities Gained and Lost, Michael De Rond

PDF

GOV 2.0: Exploring the Use of Web 2.0 Tools by Local Government in Southwestern Ontario, Chandra Dougall

PDF

Public Participation in Municipal Budget Decision Process: City of Toronto’s 2011 Core Service Review, Jiaqing He

PDF

Y Now: An Update of Generation Y in the Municipal Workplace, Christopher Kalimootoo

PDF

Involuntary Resettlement in Hydroelectric Projects: A Comparison of Chinese and Canadian Case Studies and Implications for Best Practice, Qian Liao

PDF

Water Pricing in Ontario: Is the Price Right for Water?, John Presta

PDF

No Less A Firefighter: Creating Safe, Healthy, and Inclusive Work Environments for Women Firefighters in Ontario, Heidy Van Dyk

PDF

Ideas Matter: A Comparative Analysis of Two Neighbourhood Regeneration Programs Associated with the Administrations of Two Toronto Mayors Between 2005 and 2012, Kathy Wiele

Major Research Papers from 2011

PDF

Recidivism in Ontario Works in the Region of Waterloo, Catherine Bossenberry

PDF

A Study of Ontario CAOs: Career Progression and the Influence of Political Actors, Kelley Coulter

PDF

The Progression of Open Data Initiatives in Canadian Municipalities: The Evolution of E-Government Services and Its Relationship to an Emerging Movement, David Crozier

PDF

Accessibility: Legislation and Implementation in Canada and China, Weizheng Fu