Student Leaders Colloquium

The Student Leaders Colloquium is an exclusive 3-day, expenses-paid, intensive enrichment program held at the Fraser Institute’s head office in Vancouver, BC. Fraser Institute policy staff and Senior Fellows will join students in sessions covering a wide array of complex public policy issues. Free, open, and thoughtful discussions are encouraged. Graduates of the program have gone on to hold executive-level roles in leading think tanks, business, and government.

If you or someone you know is looking to develop leadership skills, become more immersed in economics and policy, and broaden their network, this three-day immersive course is a great place to start.

Please note: This opportunity is available for students studying in Canada from any academic discipline. Students are selected based on their ability to contribute to the discussion and their potential to be future leaders. In addition to those who are actively involved in campus, local, provincial, and federal politics, we choose students pursuing careers in economics, public policy, international relations, journalism, law, entrepreneurship, commerce, and medicine, just to name a few.

Costs Included:

  • Return transportation (airfare, train, bus) from the closest major airport to Vancouver
  • Return transportation via the Canada Line from YVR airport to the hotel
  • Return transportation from hotel to conference location (Fraser Institute Office)
  • Accommodation for 3 nights
  • Attendance at the Student Leaders Colloquium conference
  • Two breakfasts, two lunches, a closing dinner, a happy hour with Fraser Institute policy staff
  • And more!


  • Be a current student enrolled in a Canadian college or university, or a graduate in 2022, between the ages of 19 and 30.
  • Be a resident of Canada.
  • Be willing to complete some preparatory work.
  • Be ready and prepared to actively participate throughout the duration of the 3-day conference.

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Thank you for your interest in the Student Leaders Colloquium. Applications for the 2023 cohort have now closed. Check back in early 2024 for Student Leaders Colloquium 2024 applications.


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