ISEMA is a graduate journal founded by students in the Innovation, Science and Environment (ISE) stream in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University. In recent years the ISE stream has been replaced in the the Sustainable Energy Policy (SEP) program which continues to investigate, analyze and highlight the complex nature of policy problems in the fields of science, innovation and environment. The purpose of ISEMA is to showcase the best student work on innovation, science, innovation and sustainable energy policy issues, while providing students with a unique opportunity to experience the peer-review process.

Each year professors nominate the best term papers from their classes. Nominated papers are subject to a double-blind peer review process by ISE alumni and other specialists in the field. The highest ranked papers then undergo an editorial process before publication. Authors, editors and volunteers put in a tremendous amount of work to make each paper as strong and poignant as possible.

The ISEMA Executive and the Editorial Board would like to extend our most sincere thanks to all those who graciously volunteered their time and effort to the internal and external review processes. To the authors and senior editors, we would like to thank you for your unwavering dedication and enthusiasm throughout the review and editing processes. We hope you enjoy reading ISEMA Volume XIV and come away having gained new perspectives.

2020 ISEMA Executive Board

ISEMA Volume 14 (2020)

  • Promoting Renewable Energy in a Fact-Free Context: An Exploration of Framing Strategies for the Acceleration of Energy Transition in Canada (Silke Popescu)
  • Protecting the Smart Grid: The Success of Designing and Implementing the Ontario Cyber Security Framework (Samantha Jarvis)
  • Overcoming Barriers for Adoption of Water Efficient Urban Agriculture: Exploring Policy Options in Water Stressed Regions (Patrick Russell)
  • The Importance of Governance Structures in Protected Area Management: A Comparative Analysis Between Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Park (Leia Jones)


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