Post-Secondary Seminar: Explore Public Policy Issues

Post-Secondary Seminar: Explore Public Policy Issues

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


Marijuana Industry Regulation in BC
Stephen T. Easton
Senior Fellow, The Fraser Institute

The Surprising Effects of Economic Freedom
Fred McMahon
Michael A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom, The Fraser Institute

Economic freedom provides huge benefits in growth and prosperity. But it also changes the dynamics of society in highly positive ways as research contained in more than 500 academic studies shows.

Operational and Infrastructure Challenges in the Opening Arctic
Dr. Leslie Wickman
Executive Director, American Scientific Affiliation

Ice in the Arctic region is melting twice as fast as predicted by climate models. Public and private access, transportation, exploration and exploitation activities are all rapidly increasing in the region. This lecture will explore some of the important international, economic, environmental, and security issues related to operating in the Arctic, as well as the challenges related to the lack of various forms of infrastructure (communications, navigation, surveillance, search and rescue, ports).

Canada-China Relations and Suggestions for Policy Improvements
Dr. Yves Tiberghien
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia

Minimum Wage Hikes: Good Policy or Bad Idea?
Charles Lammam
Director, Centre for Fiscal Studies, The Fraser Institute

In recent years, governments across Canada have increased the minimum wage. Proponents say it’s a good way to help the working poor. But does the evidence support that claim?

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For more information please contact Carolyn McCarthy at or 1-800-665-3558 / 604-688-0221 ext 526.

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Event Details

Saturday, January 28, 2017
9:00 AM
  –   5:00 PM
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
1088 Burrard St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2R9

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