About the Event
Our Explore Public Policy Issues seminars are back! These post-secondary student seminars are a perfect networking opportunity for students interested in economics, political science, business and public policy, though students of all backgrounds are welcome. Come join us as we return to Calgary for a day full of informative presentations from top scholars, a lively Q&A and peer-to-peer discussion. A light breakfast and lunch are provided alongside complimentary beverages. Please arrive before 10:00am MT to check-in. Registration is free for students.
Complimentary roundtrip ground transportation to this seminar is available for post-secondary students studying in Edmonton. Complete your registration to secure your transportation, as spaces are limited.
Speakers & Instructors
Canada’s Missed Opportunity: Tax Relief for Families
The federal government has increased spending substantially while largely ignoring alternative policy options. Jake Fuss will explain the tax relief that could’ve been introduced had Ottawa been more fiscally responsible.close
The Road to Socialism and Back: A Look at what Socialism Was Really Like
According to a recent poll, about half of Canadians aged 18 to 24 believe that socialism is an ideal economic system. For half a century, a third of Earth's inhabitants lived under socialist regimes. Dr. Mitchell has studied their experiences. In this talk, he will explain what life was like for the average Pole and the average Estonian. How did they live? What was work like? What about the environment and inequality? Did young people embrace these regimes? How did socialism come to an end in these countries?close
Dismal Dating: How Economics Can Enlighten Your Personal Life
Economics is commonly described as the “dismal science.” However, economics can be interesting and relevant to your personal life. The economic way of thinking can determine if someone is interested in you as a date or just as a friend. Economics can explain wild behavior in Las Vegas and in Spring Break destinations, and economics can change your Facebook relationship status by explaining why you should perhaps break up with that person you are currently dating! Dr. Malek will present a light-hearted and entertaining talk that will change your perspective on dating and human behavior.close
AI for Accountability: Redefining Governance in the Age of Machine Learning
AI is not going to kill us. Nor is AI going to save us. Instead, AI has the potential to help us change. Very few are considering the opportunities this new technology offers to clean up government. It could be key in keeping people informed about the government, reforming red tape, and cleaning up waste, fraud, and abuse. Join Will Rinehart as he discusses how ChatGPT and other new tech can be turned on the government to make it more accountable. What is needed is a ChatGVT.close