Our Events

The Fraser Institute hosts a wide range of speakers, seminars and workshops at venues across Canada to promote vibrant discussions of public policy and educate people about economic issues.

This fun one-day seminar consists of a mix of short lectures, games, and activities that introduce economic principles using real-life examples.

Monday, Mar 11, 2019 at 8:30am
Burnaby, BC
 

Historical events can be understood from a myriad of perspectives. Economic Episodes in Canadian History applies an economic lens to important events in Canada’s formative history - from the fur trade to the World War I and II, to help students better understand these events and hone their critical thinking skills.

Friday, Apr 12, 2019 at 8:30am
Regina, SK
 

This graduate seminar-style training program teaches journalists how to use an economic lens to analyze policies in Canada and around the globe. Some policy issues are dauntingly complex, and while economic reasoning doesn’t guarantee that the issues can be resolved, it nonetheless provides a powerful tool for critical thinking. The ability to determine opportunity cost, identify incentives, and predict resulting behaviour will help journalists set aside the emotion surrounding policy issues and discuss current events clearly.

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 5:00pm
Toronto, ON
 

This engaging and interactive workshop is intended for any educator interested in incorporating the principles of economics into a variety of subject areas.

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 8:30am
Mississauga, ON
 

Historical events can be understood from a myriad of perspectives. Economic Episodes in Canadian History applies an economic lens to important events in Canada’s formative history - from the fur trade to the World War I and II, to help students better understand these events and hone their critical thinking skills.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 8:30am
Vancouver, BC
 

This graduate seminar-style training program teaches journalists how to use an economic lens to analyze policies in Canada and around the globe. Some policy issues are dauntingly complex, and while economic reasoning doesn’t guarantee that the issues can be resolved, it nonetheless provides a powerful tool for critical thinking. The ability to determine opportunity cost, identify incentives, and predict resulting behaviour will help journalists set aside the emotion surrounding policy issues and discuss current events clearly.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 5:00pm
Vancouver, BC
 

This graduate seminar-style training program is for journalists seeking to enhance their economic knowledge and reporting skills, and network with their peers. Through lectures, simulations, and discussions, three experienced economics professors will use relevant examples from Canadian society to demonstrate how economics can help us better understand the world around us.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 5:00pm
Vancouver, BC
 

This graduate seminar-style training program is for journalists seeking to enhance their economic knowledge and reporting skills, and network with their peers. Through lectures, simulations, and discussions, three experienced economics professors will use relevant examples from Canadian society to demonstrate how economics can help us better understand the world around us.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 5:00pm
Toronto, ON