Our Events

The Fraser Institute hosts a wide range of speakers, seminars and workshops at venues across Canada to promote vibrant discussions of public policy and educate people about economic issues.

Upcoming Events

Economics is Everywhere: Applying Basic Concepts to Everyday Life (Student Seminar for Grades 7-9)

This fun one-day seminar consists of a mix of short lectures, games and activities that introduce economic principles using real-life examples. The format is similar to the senior high school seminars, but the economic principles are taught at a more basic level that is suitable for students in grades 7, 8, and 9.

Friday, February 12, 2016
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Vancouver, BC

Teacher Workshop: Issues of International Trade

Trade issues continue to be a dominant theme in our increasingly globalized world. Using economic reasoning, this workshop will introduce teachers to powerful tools for critical thinking that brings clarity to the discussion of current events.

Friday, March 4, 2016
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Toronto, ON

Post-Secondary Seminar: Explore Public Policy Issues

This is a free one-day student seminar with presentations from leading policy experts, Q & A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.

Saturday, March 5, 2016
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Calgary, AB

Post-Secondary Seminar: Explore Public Policy Issues

This is a free one-day student seminar with presentations from leading policy experts, Q & A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.

Saturday, March 19, 2016
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Montréal, QC

Why Do People Behave the Way They Do? An Introduction to Economic Reasoning (Student Seminar for Grades 10-12)

This fun one-day seminar consists of a mix of short lectures, games and activities that introduce economic principles using real-life examples. This program is a great complement to many courses including Economics, Business Education, Social Studies, and Career Planning.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Vancouver, BC

Teacher Workshop: Issues of International Trade

Trade issues continue to be a dominant theme in our increasingly globalized world. Using economic reasoning, this workshop will introduce teachers to powerful tools for critical thinking that brings clarity to the discussion of current events.

Friday, April 29, 2016
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Edmonton, AB

Why Do People Behave the Way They Do? An Introduction to Economic Reasoning (Student Seminar for Grades 10-12)

This fun one-day seminar consists of a mix of short lectures, games and activities that introduce economic principles using real-life examples. This program is a great complement to many courses including Economics, Business Education, Social Studies, and Career Planning.

Friday, April 29, 2016
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Burnaby, BC

Toronto Journalism Program #1

This graduate seminar-style training program is for journalists seeking to enhance their economic knowledge and reporting skills and network with their peers. Through lectures, simulations, and discussions, three experienced economics professors (one of whom is an experienced journalist) will demonstrate how economics can be used to better understand the world around us, and provide real, relevant examples from Canadian society.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
5:00 PM - 11:30 AM
Toronto, ON

Toronto Journalism Program #2

This graduate seminar-style training program is for journalists seeking to enhance their economic knowledge and reporting skills and network with their peers. Through lectures, simulations, and discussions, three experienced economics professors (one of whom is an experienced journalist) will demonstrate how economics can be used to better understand the world around us, and provide real, relevant examples from Canadian society.

Thursday, May 12, 2016
5:00 PM - 11:30 AM
Toronto, ON