Public policy must be based on evidence. The U of S has an extraordinary wealth of experience in public policy and community-based research (i.e. research done in and with the community). We are especially strong in building and sustaining relationships with First Nations communities, a vital and increasingly significant part of our population with unique contributions and needs. Much of our research reaches across many disciplines, providing unique and cohesive pictures of issues affecting and influencing public policy—such as energy, mining and resources, environmental assessment, healthcare and education. Historians, economists, geographers, political scientists, sociologists, psychologists and First Nations researchers all are conducting research and providing technical reports that are invaluable to forming viable public policy for all Canadians.