On Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Beyond the Headlines recorded a special episode titled Looking Forward, Looking Back: Reflections on Careers in the Public Service. For this special episode, we recorded a panel interview with four highly successful former public servants and a live studio audience in CIUT 89.5FM’s Map Room Studio.

Our panelists spent decades of their careers in the public service. Through insightful, thoughtful, and often humorous reflection, our panelists looked back and shared stories about the work that they are most proud of. Looking forward, our guests took questions from the audience and provided their thoughts on the future of Canadian public services and governments.

Many thanks to our live studio audience for joining us for the Map Room Session. Thank you again to our four panelists:

  • Greg Sorbara, Chancellor of York University and former Ontario Minister of Finance
  • Chaviva Hošek, Professor at SPPG, and former President and CEO of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
  • Janet Mason, Professor at SPPG, and former Assistant Deputy Minister of Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • Tony Dean, Professor at SPPG, and former Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Ontario Public Service

Proceeds from the Map Room Session event supported CIUT 89.5 FM, who graciously provide Beyond the Headlines with production space and use of their equipment for free. To find out more about CIUT 89.5 FM, click here. The Map Room Session was also co-sponsored by the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. We thank SPPG for their generous support.