About the Event

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 will demonstrate how economics can be used to better understand the world around us, and provide real, relevant examples from Canadian society.

Bursaries
The Fraser Institute will provide a bursary to cover the cost of travel, accommodation (if applicable), and the program fee. The program fee includes tuition, materials, and included meals. Requesting a bursary does not affect application status and agreeing to pay the program fee does not guarantee acceptance into one of the programs. Bursary requests can be made on the application form. Please note: some organization's policies do not allow employees to accept bursaries that pay for professional development.

Accommodation
The Fraser Institute will pay the cost of accommodation for non-local participants for the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights of the program (May 24, 25, and 26). The Fraser Institute will provide Sunday night accommodation (May 27) only if necessary due to departing flight availability, which will be determined at the sole discretion of the Fraser Institute. Participants are considered to be “local” if they live within approximately 60 km of the program (Metro Vancouver residents).

Travel
The Fraser Institute will provide a bursary to cover the cost of return economy travel to the program via: plane, train, bus or ferry, or for mileage and parking for local participants. The Fraser Institute will not cover other travel expenses (i.e. taxis, airport parking, non-included meals, parking tickets etc.)

Program Selection
Please indicate which program(s) you are applying for on the application form. There are a limited number of spaces available, and selection of participants for each program is at the sole discretion of the Fraser Institute. The format and content will be the same for both the Vancouver and Toronto programs; only the facilitators will change.

Please note: we will try to accommodate all program location requests; however, each program will feature journalists from a variety of backgrounds and locations, which may result in some applicants not being awarded their preferred program choice (if applicable).

Application deadline: Monday, February 5, 2018 at 5:00 pm (PST).

When

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 5:00 pm to Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 11:30 am
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Where

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront Vancouver
1133 W Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3
Contact Name: 
Rachel Osterman
Contact Phone: 
1-800-665-3558 ext. 554 or 604-688-0221 ext.554
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About the Event

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 will demonstrate how economics can be used to better understand the world around us, and provide real, relevant examples from Canadian society.

Bursaries
The Fraser Institute will provide a bursary to cover the cost of travel, accommodation (if applicable), and the program fee. The program fee includes tuition, materials, and included meals. Requesting a bursary does not affect application status and agreeing to pay the program fee does not guarantee acceptance into one of the programs. Bursary requests can be made on the application form. Please note: some organization's policies do not allow employees to accept bursaries that pay for professional development.

Accommodation
The Fraser Institute will pay the cost of accommodation for non-local participants for the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights of the program (May 24, 25, and 26). The Fraser Institute will provide Sunday night accommodation (May 27) only if necessary due to departing flight availability, which will be determined at the sole discretion of the Fraser Institute. Participants are considered to be “local” if they live within approximately 60 km of the program (Metro Vancouver residents).

Travel
The Fraser Institute will provide a bursary to cover the cost of return economy travel to the program via: plane, train, bus or ferry, or for mileage and parking for local participants. The Fraser Institute will not cover other travel expenses (i.e. taxis, airport parking, non-included meals, parking tickets etc.)

Program Selection
Please indicate which program(s) you are applying for on the application form. There are a limited number of spaces available, and selection of participants for each program is at the sole discretion of the Fraser Institute. The format and content will be the same for both the Vancouver and Toronto programs; only the facilitators will change.

Please note: we will try to accommodate all program location requests; however, each program will feature journalists from a variety of backgrounds and locations, which may result in some applicants not being awarded their preferred program choice (if applicable).

Application deadline: Monday, February 5, 2018 at 5:00 pm (PST).

Speakers & Instructors

Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, Northern Michigan University
Economics Professor, De Anza College
Professor of Economics, McGill University
President, Fraser Institute

Event Testimonials

  • Appreciated the opportunity, this was a worthwhile opportunity to get experiences in economic thinking that I’d previously not been privy to. Would recommend it to any journalist or journalism student
    - Program Participant
  • I greatly enjoyed the program. Like a very stimulating university course with the benefit of no exams at the end.
    - Tim Davidson, News Director, Acadia Broadcasting
  • I really enjoyed the energy and love of economics demonstrated by the instructors. So key for engagement of students.
    - Claire Young, Producer, Calgary Herald
  • Presenters were very engaging, covered a lot of concepts well and knew how to explain concepts in a variety of ways.
    - Patricia Lonergan, Editor-in-Chief, Metroland Media

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