About the Event

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

When

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where

Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites
345 Quebec Street
Victoria, BC V8V 1W4
Contact Name: 
Sydney Hagen
Contact Phone: 
1-800-665-3558 ext. 525

Bus Information

There will be complimentary return bus service from Nanaimo to Victoria. If you wish to register for the bus please indicate so on the registration form.

Bus Schedule

Departure
6:30 am – Board bus in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island University – Lot D off of Opgaard Drive; The west side of Student Affairs and Career and Academic Preparation buildings
6:45 am – Depart Nanaimo, Vancouver Island University
8:30 am – Arrive in Victoria, Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites (345 Quebec St)

Return
2:15 pm – Depart Victoria, Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites (345 Quebec St)
3:45 pm – Arrive in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island University – Lot D off of Opgaard Drive; The west side of Student Affairs and Career and Academic Preparation buildings

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 of Economics, Simon Fraser University
Presentation Title: Bud, Can You Spare a Dime? The Growth of Revenue in the New Age of Legal... more

Presentation Title: Bud, Can You Spare a Dime? The Growth of Revenue in the New Age of Legal Marijuana

Marijuana will be a good revenue maker for governments. It joins a list of vices that have become virtues, such as gambling and alcohol. Over the next decades, the evolution of the market will see many policy challenges.  What will be the pattern of development for this once reviled industry?

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Senior Policy Analyst, Fraser Institute
Presentation Title: What’s Up with House Prices? The Economics of Housing Markets in... more

Presentation Title: What’s Up with House Prices? The Economics of Housing Markets in Canada

Rapidly rising housing costs in Canada’s most desirable cities are cause for concern both for potential buyers and renters. This presentation discusses the current imbalance between supply and demand, touching on the drivers of each, including historically low interest rates and municipal red tape entwining all aspects of homebuilding.

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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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