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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 will look at the process and impacts of Indigenous procurement spending from […]

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 […]

The Northern Corridor Webinar Series The Canadian Northern Corridor Research Program is a flagship research program of The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. The purpose of the Program is to provide the information and analysis necessary to establish the feasibility of the Canadian Northern Corridor: a network of multi-modal rights-of-way across […]

Watch the Webinar Is hydrogen really a fuel of the future? And how can Canada benefit? Watch Now Is hydrogen really a fuel of the future? And how can Canada benefit? Remember the 90’s? When hydrogen fuel cells were the next big thing? Well, hydrogen is back in a big way, with federal and provincial […]

Watch the Webinar Carbon on Your Plate Watch Now Do you want to reduce the carbon footprint of your dinner? As Peter Drucker said, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” The carbon footprint of various foods is becoming a topic of sometimes heated debate. Join us for a preview of a soon-to-be-released 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 our upcoming information session. Register today for your opportunity to connect […]