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Alberta is a major agricultural producer, and with that comes various environmental impacts for our farmers to consider. They are adapting their practices to reduce these impacts while at the same time navigating current regulatory policies and programs – much the same as farmers across the globe. In this webinar, we will discuss Alberta’s current […]

Watch the Webinar Measuring Food’s Environmental Impacts – A Starting Point Watch Now Alberta is a big agriculture producer, and with that comes GHG emissions and other environmental impacts. Join us as we explore Alberta’s agriculture production and its accompanying GHG emissions, and then consider a global comparison. Learn more about how Alberta wheat and […]

Watch the Webinar Urban and Rural Farms: Marrying Sustainability and Efficiency Watch Now Alberta is a major agriculture producer, exporting more than half of what it produces. With that production comes GHG emissions – but where are they actually generated? As farmers continually adapt to emissions regulations, there are tradeoffs to be made between sustainability […]

Watch the Webinar Alberta’s Future: Pathways Forward for Energy and the Environment Watch Now There are multiple forces of change having a deep impact on the (largely Albertan) Canadian energy sector. There are also significant opportunities for Alberta in the shift towards net-zero as the province works toward achieving emissions reductions consistent with Canada’s international […]

Watch the Webinar Indigenous Businesses and Procurement: Transforming Industry Engagement Watch Now Procurement policies that promote Indigenous businesses have been an important part of the economic growth many Indigenous communities are currently experiencing. Mining, oil & gas, and infrastructure projects have led the way, spending billions of dollars on Indigenous procurement every year. This panel […]

APEC Co-Sponsors: Peru, Japan and Global Affairs Canada Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are important economic drivers in most countries, employing large shares of the workforce in developed and developing economies. Furthermore, there is evidence that SMEs promote diversity and inclusiveness, including the participation of women in the workforce and as entrepreneurs. What is the […]

Watch the Webinar Alberta Futures: New fiscal territory, anchors and addressing the debt Watch Now Alberta finds itself in new territory as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Rising debt levels, falling natural resource revenues, and structural changes to the economy due both to the pandemic and the imposition of environmental policies provincially, nationally and […]

Watch the Webinar Sustainable Ag Leads the Way: Economic Recovery for Alberta Watch Now Join us as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Simpson Centre for Agriculture and Food Innovation and Public Education with remarks from the leaders and founders of the Centre, followed by a panel discussion of how the agriculture industry can […]

Watch the Webinar Pipelines and Indigenous Peoples: From Opposition to Ownership Watch Now The building of pipelines has become a lightning rod issue in Canada, often centred around whether Indigenous peoples support them on or near their territories. While the media has mainly focused on groups that oppose pipelines, in the past ten years there […]

Watch the Webinar Carbon Credits Systems for Farmers – Value Added? Watch Now Alberta farmers and ranchers can make extra income by selling carbon credits – credits earned through changing their production practices. Who buys the credits, what changes have we made in Alberta ag practices through this policy, and are there more to come? […]

Watch the Webinar Implications of an Infrastructure Corridor for Alberta’s Economy Watch Now The benefits of increased pipeline access for Alberta’s economy are well known. The benefits of infrastructure corridors, however, go far beyond pipelines. By reducing interprovincial and international trade costs, multimodal infrastructure corridors of road, rail, utilities, and communications can potentially create large […]

Watch the Webinar Constraints in the Canadian Transport Infrastructure Grid Watch Now Transportation infrastructure corridors have the power to increase Canada’s competitiveness and access to regional and global markets — especially for communities in northern and remote areas. However, physical, geographical, political and financial constraints threaten the ability to realize them. Join Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue as he […]

Watch the Webinar Implications of UNDRIP Bill C-15 Watch Now The federal government has reintroduced legislation to make the laws of Canada consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), as Bill C-15. It follows in the footsteps of Bill C-262, which died on the order paper before the 2019 […]

Watch the Webinar The fight for the vaccinable middle – Public attitudes toward a COVID-19 vaccine in Canada and the World Watch Now The roll-out of several COVID-19 vaccines presents public health authorities in Canada and the world with a new policy challenge – convincing an increasingly distrustful public to get vaccinated. What is driving […]

Watch the Webinar Connecting Canadian Farmers to SE Asia Markets: Now and in the Future Watch Now Grain exports are what helped build Western Canada in the 1900’s. Our railways across Canada made that happen, and they are key to our export future. What are the choke points, and what is the competition? Can our […]

Watch the Webinar Canadian Grain Export Capacity for the Future: Silos and Red Tape Watch Now Canada plays in the big leagues with its agri-food exports. Canada’s agri-foods safety and sustainability regulations are exemplary, but can be needlessly burdensome on farmers – and that costs time and money.  Join our expert panel as they discuss […]

Watch the Webinar The Future of Canadian Agribusiness Watch Now Canada feeds the world with its agrifoods exports, and Canadians care about our environment, sustainability, and keeping Canadians employed. With the backdrop of a year of COVID-19, join us for an introduction into Canada’s key agriculture challenges, and the important work of the Simpson Centre […]

The University of Calgary Master of Public Policy program is a 13-month integrated program that gives you the skills and understanding to create and impact policy in both the public and private sectors. Learn more about the Master of Public Policy program by attending one of the upcoming information sessions. Register today for your opportunity […]

James S. Palmer Lecture Series Professor Esther Duflo 2019 winner of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel The School of Public Policy is proud to announce that the 15th James S. Palmer Lecture Series will be held online on December 16th, 2020 with our distinguished guest and winner of […]