About the Event

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

When

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where

London Hall - Western University
1140 Western Rd.
London, ON N6G 0A3
Contact Name: 
Mirabelle Arodi
Contact Phone: 
416-363-6575 Ext. 235

Event Pricing

FREE - no costs to register or attend

Bursary Information

Reimbursements (up to $50) are offered to students located outside the London area to help subsidize costs associated with travel to and from the seminar. If you are interested and wish to apply, please indicate so on the registration form and a Fraser Institute representative will be in contact with you.

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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

Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute
Minimum Wage, Minimal Impact: Anti-Poverty Policy in Ontario In recent years, there has been... more

Minimum Wage, Minimal Impact: Anti-Poverty Policy in Ontario
In recent years, there has been substantial activity surrounding anti-poverty policy in Ontario. The minimum wage has been significantly increased, while a pilot program for a "universal basic income" was implemented but has subsequently been cancelled by the new provincial government. This presentation will provide an overview and analysis of recent developments in this policy area and assess the extent to which various policy options have the best prospects for meaningfully improving the lives of economically vulnerable Ontarians.

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Emergency Room Physician, and CEO and Co-founder, Maple
Why we created Maple and what that means for the Canadian healthcare systemCanadians have the... more

Why we created Maple and what that means for the Canadian healthcare system
Canadians have the longest wait times in the developed world to see a physician. At the same time, only half of Canadian doctors work full year, full time. Maple, a 24/7 on-demand telemedicine platform, was designed as a solution to match Canada’s excess physician capacity to meet our desperate need for more physician care. In creating this service, Maple has upended traditional paradigms of care delivery, introducing Canada to unprecedented access to care, with unprecedented levels of cost efficiency.

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Chairman of the Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Taxes, Spending, and Economic GrowthAn overview of how taxes impact incentives for productive... more

Taxes, Spending, and Economic Growth
An overview of how taxes impact incentives for productive behavior, including analysis of controversial topics such as the Laffer Curve, inequality, the flat tax, and tax havens. The presentation also will cover the other side of the fiscal ledger, examining how government spending affects economic growth. Specifics issues to be addressed include the Rahn Curve, the welfare state, and federalism.

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Associate Professor of Economics, Samford University
Leave Me Alone and I'll Make You Rich: How The Bourgeois Deal Enriched the WorldThe usual... more

Leave Me Alone and I'll Make You Rich: How The Bourgeois Deal Enriched the World
The usual stories about modern economic growth are tied up in Nots. The Industrial Revolution did not happen because of saving, science, soil, or slavery. Instead, it happened because people changed how they think and talk about business and innovation. They learned to mind their own business--literally--and enriched the world.

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Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Community Revival in the Wake of DisasterDisasters—such as floods, earthquakes, tornadoes,... more

Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster
Disasters—such as floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and wildfires—cause substantial damage to communities every year. How do communities recover after such traumatic events? In our research, we found that local entrepreneurs are key to disaster recovery. Through hundreds of interviews conducted after Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, we found that in community after community, entrepreneurs provide goods and services, restore disrupted social networks, and signal that recovery is underway.

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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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