About the Event

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

When

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
1088 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9
Contact Name: 
Sydney Hagen
Contact Phone: 
1-800-665-3558 ext. 525

Event Pricing

FREE – no costs to attend or register
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About the Event

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

Speakers & Instructors

Associate Director, Health Policy Studies, Fraser Institute
Presentation Title: Canadian Health Care: Diagnosis, Prognosis, PrescriptionDoes Canada have the... more

Presentation Title: Canadian Health Care: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Prescription

Does Canada have the best health care system in the world? How sustainable is our current system? How can we improve it? Canadians care deeply about their health care, and our universal single-payer system is the focal point of constant attention. Mr. Barua will present objective international comparisons of performance, discuss recent and projected trends in spending, and propose some potential solutions based on the experiences of other countries with universal health care systems.

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Professor, University of California, Davis
Presentation Title: Economics of Genetically Modified CropsThe application of genetic engineering... more

Presentation Title: Economics of Genetically Modified Crops

The application of genetic engineering to food and agriculture is one of the most significant technological advances to affect modern agriculture. But the technology is controversial and has created serious international rifts in trade in agricultural products. Prof. Carter will review policy issues surrounding genetically modified crops, touching on food labeling, farmer benefits, food and environmental safety, future issues, co-mingling, and trade disputes.

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Instructor of Economics, Texas Christian University
Presentation Title: Gender Difference in Economic Rights – The Consequences of Limiting the... more

Presentation Title: Gender Difference in Economic Rights – The Consequences of Limiting the Economic Choices of Women

Prof. Fike will discuss the ways in which some societies impose additional restrictions on the economic choices women make (that do not apply to men). We will discuss some of the theoretical arguments in favor of economic freedom, then examine data that measures some of the economic consequences of legal and regulatory codes that prevent 50% of the population from engaging in productive, voluntary transactions.

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Associate Professor of Economics, Berry College
Presentation Title: Economic Liberty as a Tool for Social JusticeThis presentation will focus on... more

Presentation Title: Economic Liberty as a Tool for Social Justice

This presentation will focus on the ways that the freedom to exchange in the local and global marketplace leads to increased opportunities for the poor and other marginalized groups. We will discuss the ways markets can facilitate cooperation rather than competition, unpack ideas about poverty and inequality, and examine specific institutional characteristics (like property rights) that can help reduce poverty and assist entrepreneurs in developing countries achieve their dreams.

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Director, Fiscal Studies, Fraser Institute
Presentation Title: The Real State of Poverty in Canada—It May Not Be What You ThinkWe all... more

Presentation Title: The Real State of Poverty in Canada—It May Not Be What You Think

We all want to reduce poverty. But poverty is a complex issue. To effectively help Canadians in need, we first need to understand more about poverty. How many Canadians are poor? How long do they remain poor? Who is most likely to get stuck in long-term poverty? What is poverty in the first place? These questions and more need to be answered before we can present genuine, workable solutions to poverty.

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Event Testimonials

  • Seminars like this one are a more approachable format to learning more about topics in public policy that otherwise may seem daunting, especially for a student.
    - Saskatoon
  • A thought-provoking experience that will challenge your assumptions and broaden your perspectives.
    - Ottawa
  • Amazing way to spend my Saturday. Very relevant and academic conversations inspiring students to professionally pursue these topics.
    - Calgary

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