Halina Sapeha

Assistant Professor

Economics, Philosophy and Political Science, Political Science
Email: halina.sapeha@ubc.ca

Research Summary

global public policy; comparative public policy; multi-level governance; evidence-informed policy-making; global migration governance.

Courses & Teaching

International politics; constitutional law; international law


A public policy analyst by training, Halina has conducted quantitative and qualitative research at the University of Victoria, United Nations University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Ryerson University, and McMaster University. Multilingual, she previously held posts in international agencies and think tanks throughout Europe, and worked on surveys in Canada and abroad for COMPAS Research. Her current research focuses on the challenges of global policy-making and global migration governance. 




PhD, McMaster University

Selected Publications & Presentations

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

Contandriopoulos, D., Sapeha, H., and C. Larouche. 2019. “Some insights related to social network analysis data collection challenges – a research note.International Journal of Social Research Methodology.

Sapeha, H., Wellstead, A., and B. Evans. 2019. “Peering into the Black Box of Government Policy Work: The Challenge of Governance and Policy Capacity.Canadian Political Science Review 13 (1): 1-33.

Fang, T., Sapeha, H., and K. Neil. 2018. “Integration and Retention of Refugees in Smaller Communities.International Migration 56 (6): 83-99.

Wellstead, A., Evans, B., and H. Sapeha. 2018. “Policy Advice from Outsiders: The Challenges of Policy Co-construction.International Journal of Public Administration 41 (14): 1181-1191.

Sapeha, H. 2017. “Migrants’ Intention to Move or Stay in Their Initial Destination.International Migration 55 (3): 5-19.

Sapeha, H. 2015. “Explaining Variations in Immigrants’ Satisfaction with Their Settlement Experience.Journal of International Migration and Integration 16 (4): 891-910.

Evans, B., and H. Sapeha. 2015. “Are Non-Government Policy Actors Being Heard? Assessing New Public Governance.Canadian Public Administration 58 (2): 249-270.

Sapeha, H. 2006. “Immigrants in Western Europe.” Mirovaya ekonomika i mezhdunarodnye otnosheniya (World Economy and International Relations). September, Issue 9: 50-58.


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