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! Join us in downtown Vancouver for a day full of informative and thought-provoking 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 PT to check-in. Registration is free for students.
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Speakers & Instructors
Unleashing Market Forces to Transform Canadian Education
Though taxpayers are spending more and more on government public schools, where most Canadian kids are educated, student achievement in reading, math and science has dropped. How can provincial governments use market forces to expand innovation in education and give every child the opportunity to attend a school that helps them thrive?close
Canadian Carbon Tax: Economic Impacts of a $170 Carbon Tax in Canada
The federal government’s emission reduction plan includes a $170-per-tonne carbon tax to be phased in over 7 years. Elmira Aliakbari delves into a comprehensive assessment of Canada's carbon pricing plan and its implications.close
Canadians Don't Want to Be Swedes or Danes
Recent polling data finds many Canadians support socialism as their preferred economic system. Could Canada embrace Scandinavia? Join Steven Globerman as he navigates Canadian attitudes toward socialism, spotlighting the allure of the Scandinavian model. From fiscal intricacies to historic shifts, explore why Canadians hesitate to fully embrace this economic path, even as they admire certain aspects.close
Harmonizing Nature and Markets: Exploring the Tenets of Free Market Environmentalism
In an era of pressing environmental challenges and evolving economic paradigms, a compelling approach emerges that reconciles conservation goals with market principles: Free Market Environmentalism. Join Dr. Anderson to discuss how to achieve both ecological sustainability and economic prosperity.close