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 and expected. In addition to comprehensive policy presentations and discussions, successful applicants can expect networking receptions, group dinners, off-site activities and more.

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 program is a great place to start. Graduates of the program have gone on to hold executive-level roles in leading think tanks, business, and government.

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.

The 2024 iteration of the Student Leaders Colloquium will be held June 13-16, 2024, with participants flying to Vancouver on June 13th and returning home on June 16th.

Costs Included:

  • Return transportation (airfare, train, bus) from the closest major airport to Vancouver
  • Transportation stipend to help cover the costs of public transit to and from Vancouver International Airport, the Fraser Institute offices, and any off-site venues
  • Accommodation for 3 nights
  • Attendance at the Student Leaders Colloquium conference
  • Two breakfasts, two lunches, a closing dinner, a networking happy hour with Fraser Institute policy staff
  • And more!


  • Be a current student enrolled in a Canadian college or university, or a graduate in 2023, 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.

Application deadline is April 29, 2024 at 11:59pm PST

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For Inquiries:

Please contact Mitch Charlton at [email protected] for inquiries specifically related to the Student Leaders Colloquium or for general program inquiries, contact [email protected].

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