Rebecca Graff-McRae completed her undergraduate and doctoral studies at Queen’s University Belfast (PhD Irish Politics, 2006). Her work, which interrogates the role of memory and commemoration in post-conflict transition, has evolved through a Faculty of Arts fellowship at Memorial University Newfoundland and a SSHRC post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Alberta. She has previously worked with the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and Edmonton City Council.
Does Budget 2016 live up to NDP promises of equity?blog | May 24, 2016
On May 24, 2015, Rachel Notley was sworn in as the 17th premier of Alberta, promising to usher in an era of governance inclusive of gender, race, indigeneity, and socio-economic status. Rebecca Graff-McRae looks at whether the NDP's budget lives up to its promises of real action on equity issues.
Alberta's immediate concern is limited revenue, not debtblog | Apr 19, 2016
Discussions about Alberta’s $10 billion deficit and estimated debt of $33 billion by 2018-19 have dominated the media since the introduction of Budget 2016. Parkland Institute Research Managers Ian Hussey and Rebecca Graff-McRae argue that revenue, not debt, is the immediate concern coming out of the budget.
Does the Public Interest Disclosure Act work in the public interest?blog | Feb 16, 2016
The Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee is currently reviewing four key pieces of provincial legislation, including the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act. Parkland Institute's Rebecca Graff-McRae looks at the current act aimed at protecting whistleblowers.
Why midwives matter: The economic argument for improved fundingblog | Jan 21, 2016
Midwife care proponents have taken to social media to push for increased and stable funding for midwifery in Alberta. Parkland Institute Research Manager Rebecca Graff-McRae looks at the economic argument behind #mybabymybirth.