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Dr. Stephanie Ortynsky

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Stephanie Ortynsky is the 2023-2024 Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance. She received a Doctorate (PhD) in Public Policy from the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) at the Universities of Saskatchewan and Regina in 2023. Her doctoral research was focused on the adoption and implementation of public sector budgeting approaches for education and well-being outcomes at the provincial and national levels. She was awarded several academic scholarships, fellowships, and awards over the course of her PhD, including a Queen Elizabeth II scholarship, a Teacher Scholar Doctoral fellowship, a Western Regional Training Centre (WRTC) fellowship, NSERC One Health ITraP fellowship, and an Aga Khan Foundation of Canada fellowship. Stephanie has worked on several research, evaluation, and knowledge mobilization projects in Saskatchewan, Switzerland, South Africa and Tajikistan. Prior to joining IMFG, Stephanie taught graduate-level courses in policy analysis, public sector financial management, statistics, and COVID-19 and public policy. She was also a Research Associate on a SSHRC-funded project entitled “Well-being in Policy: Cultivating Knowledge with Municipal Stakeholders about a Quality-of-Life Approach to Community Planning.” She looks forward to conducting research at IMFG on the politics of municipal budgeting approaches, intergovernmental fiscal relations, and the intersection between the politics of federal immigration targets and municipal government implications. 

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