Accounting for policy transfer in Canadian asylum policy, 1999-2012

In the context of the intern’s postdoctoral project, the research project aims to examine the correlation between the restrictiveness of a reform and the likeliness of its transfer using the IMPALA database. To this aim, the intern, after having received appropriate training, will incorporate the relevant regulatory framework in the International Migration Policy and Law Analysis (IMPALA) database. The IMPALA database includes a wider range of regulatory documents than existing databases, with primary and secondary legislation, administrative directives and relevant case law.

Regulating Geothermal Energy in Alberta

In Alberta geothermal resources exist that companies want to exploit for power and direct heat.Currently, there is no licensing and permitting process that allows these companies to exploit the existing geothermal resources. The aim of this project is to explore means through which legislative amendments or new legislation could facilitate and enable a licensing/permitting the process (Thus, allowing the industry to develop). Prior to making any conclusions about suggested legislative changes the aim is to first look at the overall context existing in Alberta i.e.

Designing Social Value Architecture for Social Ventures

Tyze Personal Networks Ltd. ( is a for-profit, social venture business interested in designing infrastructure that supports its dual goal of achieving social and economic value. In partnership with Vancity Savings Credit Union, Tyze would like to continue to explore a variety of potential avenues identified in the initial phase of research to support its mandate, including the legal implementation of changes to its constating documents, as well as the development of a consensus-driven statement of objectives and annual benefit report.