ISEMA: Perspectives on Innovation, Science & Environment is an annual graduate journal founded by students in the Innovation, Science and Environment (ISE) stream of the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University. The purpose of ISEMA is to showcase the best student work on ISE and Sustainable Energy (SE) policy issues, while providing students with a unique opportunity to gain experience with the peer-review process.

Articles are nominated by professors teaching courses in the ISE and SE streams and other courses focusing on ISE and SE related topics. Nominated papers are subjected to a double-blind peer review process by ISE and SE alumni and other specialists in the field. The highest ranked papers then undergo an editorial process before publication. ISEMA also serves as a valuable information resource for students and others wishing to learn more about the latest policy trends and issues emerging from this exciting area.

ISEMA connects students, graduates, faculty and staff around some of the most exciting and innovative sustainability policy research in Canada today.


ISEMA would like to thank the following organizations for their continued support:


ISEMA would like to extend a very special thank you to:

  • The SIGNALS community for their ongoing support and access to their network of SPPA alumni and professionals
  • The 2016 ISEMA Editor-in-Chief for their guidance and insight
  • SPPA professors for their continued enthusiasm and commitment to this endeavor
  • Our external reviewers, engaged and passionate professionals who gave generously for their time and expertise in the peer-review process
  • Our editors, senior editors and copy editors for volunteering countless hours to reading, reviewing, and revising, all of whom were instrumental in making ISEMA a success