Staff Writers and Contributors

2019-2020 Staff Writers


Nicholas Thompson

Nick Thompson is currently a first-year Master of Public Policy Candidate at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. He comes to the realm of public policy from having spent his undergraduate degree working in positions on Parliament Hill, at Queen’s Park and with student government organizations. He is interested in how some of the country’s most complex public policy issues come face to face with its political institutions.


John Connolly

John Connolly is currently in his first year as a Master of Public Policy student at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. He previously graduated from Ryerson University with an honours Bachelor of Arts in English. In the final year of his bachelor’s, he worked as a research assistant for Dr. Lorraine Janzen Kooistra at Ryerson’s Centre for Digital Humanities. John wrote an undergraduate thesis on artificial intelligence and poetry. He has poetry published in student magazines at Ryerson such as The Continuist.


You are eligible to be listed as a contributor to the Public Policy and Governance Review if you are:

  • A student in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy; and
  • You have had three or more of your articles published by the editorial team.

Submissions are welcome at any time, regardless of whether or not you are a contributor, staff writer, or student at the Munk School or elsewhere. Submissions by recent graduates are also welcomed. Contact the Editors-in-Chief at for more information!