New Master of Arts in Community Development at UVic

The School of Public Administration welcomed the first cohort of students to the new Master of Arts in Community Development (MACD). The program prepares leaders for the challenges of today’s global issues in communities around the world.  
“Communities are facing new challenges and opportunities at various levels”, says graduate advisor, Dr. Lynne Siemens.  “This program builds leadership capacity for organizations and prepares community leaders across Canada and around the world”.  
Developed in collaboration with practitioners from the non-profit, co-operative, and community economic development sectors, the degree is for community leaders and professionals working in our communities.  
 “The courses are grounded in real experiences at the community level. Our course developers, instructors and steering committee members are themselves active in communities as leaders and researchers”, says Dr Herman Bakvis, acting director of the School of Public Administration. “We are proud to launch a program in collaboration with community partners and we look forward to our students’ contributions to the field in the future”.   
As a part-time program, the MACD is primarily delivered online with three 10-day residential periods based at the University of Victoria. Students focus on one of three streams: co-operatives, non-profits and community economic development. Through the combination of online and on campus study, students continue living and working in their home communities while enjoying the opportunity to meet and learn from fellow students and
Students join the program in May and courses are offered year round. For more information:

Click here for the program flyer.