Webinars

Webinar Series

The School of Public Policy’s Webinar Series is designed to demonstrate The School’s expertise on relevant and timely issues of interest to the public and our constituents (policymakers, business). These webinars will give an overview of recent research and knowledge of pressing issues, with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of the experts.

Recent Events

Agri-food Movers and Shakers: Urban Food Hubs and Food Policy Councils

Watch the Webinar  Agri-food Movers and Shakers: Urban Food Hubs and Food Policy Councils In this webinar, we’ll learn more about how cities, in all their shapes and forms, influence and impact food systems. The discussion will highlight important roles and groups within urban areas and communities across Canada, including the importance of Food…

Rapid Changes and Transformations: The Future of Canada’s Energy Transition

Watch the Webinar Rapid Changes and Transformations: The Future of Canada’s Energy Transition Rapid changes and transformations: The future of Canada’s energy transition This event is brought to you in collaboration with the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) 50th Anniversary Event Series, "What should be on Canada's Policy Radar?" Countries around the world…

Seizing Calgary’s Opportunities in the Energy Transition

The global transition to a low carbon future is imminent. Major trading partners like the U.S. are passing new legislation supporting decarbonization and technological innovation driving down the costs of low carbon energy. The result will reshape global energy markets and present both m­ajor challenges and exciting opportunities for Calgary. Our city has the resources,…

Future Farms in Unfamiliar Places

Watch the Webinar Future Farms in Unfamiliar Places - Growing In: What can we learn from urban indoor agriculture? Growing In: What can we learn from urban indoor agriculture? Calgary is facing a push to find new uses for its downtown office buildings, and with stubbornly high vacancy rates, it has become a hot topic…

Collaborative Governance in Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities for the Extractive Industry

Watch the Webinar Collaborative Governance in Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities for the Extractive Industry Watch Now The extractive boom in Latin America emerged at the same time as a neoliberal governance framework. In theory, these policies aim to ensure the smooth functioning of market transactions. In practice, however, there is a significant disconnect between…

Transcontinental Town Hall: Northern development in Australia and Canada

Watch the Webinar Transcontinental Town Hall: Northern development in Australia and Canada Watch Now The School of Public Policy, in partnership with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) is delighted to invite you to the special event: 'Transcontinental Town Hall: Northern development in Australia and Canada'. Lack of infrastructure, weather extremes, population density, and geopolitical…

Successful Regenerative Farms - 2021

Watch the Webinar Successful Regenerative Farms - 2021 Watch Now Regenerative farming may be the way of the future, but what does it actually mean, and what are the impacts of regenerative agricultural practices? Two experienced farmers will share their efforts, what they have learned and the results.  Discussion surrounding regulatory and policy issues that…

Red Flares: The Fight for Transparency and Sustainability in Africa

Watch the Webinar Red Flares: The Fight for Transparency and Sustainability in Africa Watch Now The world is increasingly hungry for raw materials.  That’s no secret.  The growth of Asian economies and the increasing instability of other resource rich regions means the world is looking to resource rich Africa as the next big source of…

Regenerative Agriculture – What are the Impacts?

Watch the Webinar Regenerative Agriculture – What are the Impacts? Watch Now This webinar introduces the audience to “Regenerative Ag” in Canada, and puts it into the context of carbon sequestration through certain soil management practices. How could the concept of regenerative agriculture be defined, measured, and integrated into GHG emissions reduction policy? Could it…

Reducing Transaction Costs on Infrastructure Corridor Projects in Canada

Watch the Webinar Reducing Transaction Costs on Infrastructure Corridor Projects in Canada Watch Now Infrastructure corridors are among the most complicated undertakings in Canada, requiring transactions related to everything from property rights to maintenance to finance. One way to reduce these transaction costs is by making Indigenous stakeholders partners, not just participants in negotiations. In…

The Critical Role of Oil Companies in Global Climate Action

Watch the Webinar The Critical Role of Oil Companies in Global Climate Action Watch Now The energy sector is the world’s largest producer of CO2 emissions, and is central to the global energy transition. Many of the multinational oil companies, the largest players in the energy sector, have announced plans to go low or even…

Key Constitutional Issues Relevant to the Canadian Northern Corridor

Watch the Webinar Key Constitutional Issues Relevant to the Canadian Northern Corridor Watch Now The COVID supply chain crunch is just one more piece of evidence that Canada needs more transportation infrastructure.  The Canadian Northern Corridor would be a network of access connecting north and south, and three oceans.  The corridor is an attempt to…

4 Per Thousand – Saving Us All?

Watch the Webinar 4 Per Thousand – Saving Us All? Watch Now This first webinar in the series reviews the math and concept behind “4 per thousand” - the idea that a tiny annual increase in the global soil carbon stocks every year would significantly reduce the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. The impact would…

Central Bank Decision-Making in Turbulent Times

Watch the Webinar Central Bank Decision-Making in Turbulent Times Watch Now Deputy Governor Tim Lane will discuss how the Bank of Canada manages uncertainty as it carries out monetary policy and communicates with Canadians. He will focus on the experience during the global pandemic: how did the Bank make and communicate its decisions in the…

Canadian Arctic Marine Transportation: Issues, Opportunities and Challenges

Watch the Webinar Canadian Arctic Marine Transportation: Issues, Opportunities and Challenges Watch Now Shipping in the Canadian arctic is mainly driven by fishing, mining activities and community resupply. Combined with the accelerating pace of ice melt, navigation season has lengthened and we are seeing a trend toward increased traffic in Canadian arctic waters. Join us…

Data That Makes A Difference: Who to House in Housing First

Watch the Webinar Data That Makes A Difference: Who to House in Housing First Watch Now The Pathways Housing First model was introduced to provide access to housing for chronically homeless individuals with psychiatric disabilities and/or substance use disorders. A “drift” toward serving a broader population has characterized many programs with the result that the…

Craft Beer in Calgary: How the scene is brewing

Watch the Webinar Craft Beer in Calgary: How the scene is brewing Watch Now Calgary has one of the highest concentrations of craft brewing operations in the country, but that wasn’t so a decade ago. Changes in policy and regulations have encouraged an explosion of new businesses and products on tap, and with our can-do,…

Are farms driving our GHG emissions: Climate Policy for Canadian Farmers

Watch the Webinar Are farms driving our GHG emissions: Climate Policy for Canadian Farmers? Watch Now GHG emissions are an issue impacting every sector in Canada, including agriculture. But a farm feels the impacts of taxes and the challenges of measurement very differently than a city household does. Where do most of the emissions on…

Soil Carbon Sequestration: What is it, and could it actually work?

Watch the Webinar Soil Carbon Sequestration: What is it, and could it actually work? Watch Now You’ve heard the rumours – that we might be able to sequester carbon emissions in soil and thereby reduce our GHG emissions. It’s a big idea, one tossed around by scientists and politicians as a solution for emissions reduction…

Interprovincial Trade: The real barrier to post-COVID recovery?

Watch the Webinar Interprovincial Trade: The real barrier to post-COVID recovery? Watch Now The post-COVID economic recovery is on the minds of many Canadians. What can our governments do to help restart the economy while not incurring further major debt? One action is to reduce interprovincial barriers to businesses – lowering costs and adding GDP.…

Northern and Arctic Security and Sovereignty: Challenges and Opportunities for a Northern Corridor

Watch the Webinar Northern and Arctic Security and Sovereignty: Challenges and Opportunities for a Northern Corridor Watch Now A Canadian northern corridor would directly impact Canada’s northern and Arctic security and defence agenda. It will increase the presence of valuable infrastructure and could attract the attention of competitors in the Arctic. That means any planning…

Blueberry River, Ermineskin and Grassy Mountain: Implications for Indigenous Rights and Resource Development

Watch the Webinar Blueberry River, Ermineskin and Grassy Mountain: Implications for Indigenous Rights and Resource Development Watch Now A handful of recent court decisions are once again reshaping how Indigenous rights impact resource development in Canada. These include the Blueberry River First Nation’s victory in its argument that the Government of BC had failed to…

Policy and a Pint - How will Alberta fare post-COVID?

Watch the Webinar Policy and a Pint - How will Alberta fare post-COVID? Watch Now When the pandemic hit in March of 2020, governments and policy makers were forced to make drastic decisions and enact emergency measures designed to keep our populations safe and our healthcare system functioning. From “two weeks to flatten the curve”…

Strengthening Canada’s Food System by Reducing Food Waste

Watch the Webinar Strengthening Canada’s Food System by Reducing Food Waste Watch Now Canada’s food supply chain is of vital importance to all Canadians. Recent research has shown that there is more than 40% wastage over that supply chain; that is a huge proportion of lost resources between the farm and our tables. Food supply…

A House Divided: Results of the 2021 Federal Election

Watch the Webinar A House Divided: Results of the 2021 Federal Election Watch Now We don’t yet know what the outcome of the 2021 federal election will be, but we do know that there is no shortage of priorities that will define the next decade of Canadian politics. Polarization, economic recovery, foreign policy, climate and…

What's the Beef About Beef?

Watch the Webinar What’s the Beef About Beef? Watch Now As consumers wander through the grocery store purchasing their food items, they are faced with thousands of decisions. Today, as the quality and choice of goods in our food stores continue to increase, so does the complexity of our choices. This webinar will engage a…

Best For Who? Farming Best Management Practices

Watch the Webinar Best For Who? Farming Best Management Practices Watch Now 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…

Measuring Food’s Environmental Impacts – A Starting Point

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…

Urban and Rural Farms: Marrying Sustainability and Efficiency

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…

Alberta's Future: Pathways Forward for Energy and the Environment

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…

Indigenous Businesses and Procurement: Transforming Industry Engagement

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…

SMEs in the Asia-Pacific Region: Recovery and Internationalization Connecting Research to Policy-Making

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…

Alberta Futures: New fiscal territory, anchors and addressing the debt

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…

Sustainable Ag Leads the Way: Economic Recovery for Alberta

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…

Pipelines and Indigenous Peoples: From Opposition to Ownership

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…

Carbon Credits Systems for Farmers – Value Added?

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?…

Implications of an Infrastructure Corridor for Alberta’s Economy

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…

Constraints in the Canadian Transport Infrastructure Grid

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…

Implications of UNDRIP Bill C-15

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…

Connecting Canadian Farmers to SE Asia Markets: Now and in the Future

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…

Canadian Grain Export Capacity for the Future: Silos and Red Tape

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…

The Future of Canadian Agribusiness

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 15th James S. Palmer Lecture Series

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…

Is hydrogen really a fuel of the future? And how can Canada benefit?

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…

Carbon on Your Plate

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…

MPP Information Session: Change the World with a Master of Public Policy

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…

Cross-Canada Infrastructure Corridor, The Rights of Indigenous Peoples and 'Meaningful Consultation'

Watch the Webinar Cross-Canada Infrastructure Corridor, The Rights of Indigenous Peoples and 'Meaningful Consultation' Watch Now 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…

Canadian Agri-foods and Temporary Foreign Workers: Inextricably Linked

Watch the Webinar Canadian Agri-foods and Temporary Foreign Workers: Inextricably Linked Watch Now Are TFW’s a big deal in Canadian agriculture? School of Public Policy author Robert Falconer says yes. Our temporary foreign workers in Canada are not so temporary, and Canada relies on them, especially in agriculture. Join us to explore the reasons for…

Financing and Funding Approaches for Establishment, Governance and Regulatory Oversight of the Canadian Northern Corridor

Watch the Webinar Financing and Funding Approaches for Establishment, Governance and Regulatory Oversight of the Canadian Northern Corridor Watch Now 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…

Climate Change and Implications for the Proposed Canadian Northern Corridor

Watch the Webinar Climate Change and Implications for the Proposed Canadian Northern Corridor Watch Now 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…

Policy and a Pint – U.S. Election Results and Ramifications. What Lies Ahead?

Watch the Webinar Policy and a Pint – U.S. Election Results and Ramifications. What Lies Ahead? Watch Now The last four years have been tumultuous for Canadian industries that trade with the U.S. From the shredding and rewriting of NAFTA, to steel and aluminum, Canadian industries have been on edge wondering ‘what’s next’ for our…

Big Beef

Watch the Webinar Big Beef Watch Now Canada plays in the big leagues with its major agri-food exports, among them Alberta beef. To compete, 75% of our beef production goes through only three plants in Canada. Explore the risks, benefits, and reasons behind this situation as we preview a soon-to-be-released Simpson Centre paper by Dr.…

The Canadian Northern Corridor Concept

Watch the Webinar The Canadian Northern Corridor Concept Watch Now 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…

U.S. Election Webinar Series: Post-Election Expert Panel

Watch the Webinar U.S. Election Webinar Series: Post-Election Expert Panel Watch Now Two days after the official U.S. election, the results may or may not be in. A clear winner may have been decided, or the results may be heading to court. Americans may be celebrating a peaceful transition of power, or the world might…

Value-Added – Can Canada Globally Compete?

Watch the Webinar Value-Added – Can Canada Globally Compete? Watch Now Do you search for “made-in-Canada” foods when grocery-shopping? The road to putting a processed food product on the shelf is hard in Canada: from federal and provincial regulations, to trade agreements, to competition in global markets, many hurdles stand in the way of value-added…

U.S. Election Webinar Series: Pre-Election Expert Panel

Watch the Webinar U.S. Election Webinar Series: Pre-Election Expert Panel Watch Now All previous language about the importance of an election now sound like clichés. After four years of a tumultuous Trump presidency, U.S. cities are on fire, COVID has killed 200,000 Americans, and debt and deficit now seem out of control. The U.S. seems…

MPP Information Session: Change the World with a Master of Public Policy

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…

MPP Information Session: Change the World with a Master of Public Policy

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…

Does Alberta Have Enough Water to Grow? Expert Panel Discussion

Watch the Webinar Does Alberta Have Enough Water to Grow? Expert Panel Discussion Watch Now We all know Alberta – especially southern Alberta – can be a very dry place. And as the population and industry continues to grow, the pressure on our water supply keeps mounting. The Government of Alberta recently announced support for…

The Future Global Agri-foods Market for Canadian Products: High Tech and High Demand

Watch the Webinar The Future Global Agri-foods Market for Canadian Products: High Tech and High Demand Watch Now Canada’s agriculture and agri-foods export growth has been remarkable. Today, Canada’s major markets include India, China, and other countries in SE Asia, with large opportunities for future growth. Canada’s technical expertise has shone – higher crop yields,…

Governance Options for a Canadian Northern Corridor

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…

Barriers and Benefits to Entrepreneurial Thinking in Government: Part Two

Watch the Webinar Barriers and Benefits to Entrepreneurial Thinking in Government: Part Two Watch Now The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and The School of Public Policy are proud to invite you to a two-part online discussion on the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurial thinking in government. Part two of the series will examine…

From Farm to Table: The Culinary Connection

Watch the Webinar From Farm to Table: The Culinary Connection Watch Now Never has understanding where, exactly, our food comes from been as critical as it is now. Starting with farmers and producers, we will explore the food supply chain and how it affects local businesses who rely on it. Three well-known chefs will share…

Barriers and Benefits to Entrepreneurial Thinking in Government: Part One

Watch the Webinar Barriers and Benefits to Entrepreneurial Thinking in Government: Part One Watch Now The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and The School of Public Policy are proud to invite you to a two-part online discussion on the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurial thinking in government. The first part of the event is a live online…

Beefing Up the Post-COVID Economy – Livestock as a Driver of Growth

Watch the Webinar Beefing Up the Post-COVID Economy – Livestock as a Driver of Growth Watch Now Because of COVID we’ve all become very aware of supply chains - especially for food.  Some items are in short supply – some are more expensive.  Beef is one of those items.  The supply disruption has shown us…

Grown Locally, Harvested Globally: The Role of Temporary Foreign Workers in Canadian Agriculture

Watch the Webinar Grown Locally, Harvested Globally: The Role of Temporary Foreign Workers in Canadian Agriculture Watch Now 2019 marked a new record for the number of Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) working in Canadian agriculture. Approximately 64,000 foreign workers arrived to work in a variety of agricultural industries, including seafood-packing plants in the Maritimes, orchards…

Canadian Agri-food Export Opportunities in a Covid-19 World

Watch the Webinar Canadian Agri-food Export Opportunities in a Covid-19 World Watch Now COVID-19 has dealt an unprecedented shock to agri-food supply chains. It’s critical that policy solutions be found to help the sector rebound. Quite simply; there is no more important sector than food. Overseas, some domestic supply chains are struggling, creating opportunities for…

Grains: Essential and Sustainable, Looking Forward

Watch the Webinar Grains: Essential and Sustainable, Looking Forward Watch Now The Simpson Centre for Agricultural and Food Innovation and Public Education is launching a summer webinar series. This is the first, and we look forward to sharing more topics shortly. As policymakers focus on the prospect of empty grocery store shelves, they also view…

Canada’s Beef Sector: Essential and Sustainable – Looking Forward

Watch the Webinar Canada’s Beef Sector: Essential and Sustainable-Looking Forward Webinar with Nichole Neubauer, Jill Harvie, Bob Lowe Watch Now In 2017, the report from the Advisory Council on Economic Growth entitled “The Path to Prosperity” pinpointed initial focus areas that could help grow Canada’s economy in an exceptional way. Agriculture and agri-foods was at…

Antibiotics in animals – improving Canada’s meat supply and exports

Watch the Webinar Antibiotics in animals – improving Canada’s meat supply and exports - Webinar with Dr. Hoelzer Watch Now Antibiotic resistance is among the top 10 threats to global health, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).  So it’s no surprise that consumers and experts alike are lobbying for fewer antibiotics in farm animals.…

Shrinking the Hoofprint of Canadian Beef: The Future of a Sustainable Industry

Watch the Webinar Shrinking the Hoofprint of Canadian Beef: The Future of a Sustainable Industry - Webinar with Dr.Tim McAllister Watch Now Consumer preferences, climate change, competition within global markets, health and food safety threats, as well as the emergence of alternative protein sources, have threatened the sustainability of the Canadian beef industry. Benchmarking of…

System approach for efficient policies: lessons learned from antimicrobial resistance and health management

Watch the Webinar System approach for efficient policies: lessons learned from antimicrobial resistance and health management - Webinar with Dr.Lhermie Watch Now There is no simple and ready-to-use way for implementing successful health policies since it means considering several competing objectives such as public health, economic and societal dimensions. Creating an evidence-based health policy accounting…

Canada’s Food Security During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Watch the Webinar Canada’s Food Security During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Webinar with Dr. Holland Watch Now Sporadic food shortages and supply disruptions that Canadians experienced in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic could be worsened without substantial government support to the agriculture sector, a foundational part of the Canadian economy. Beef and pork…

Economic diversification – model, myth or mischief?

Watch the Webinar Economic diversification – model, myth or mischief? - Webinar with Trevor Tombe Watch Now We’ve heard it all before – for more than a generation now – Alberta needs to diversify its economy. We hear that most often during downturns. The thinking is that if we just attract business other than extractive…

Political Communications in the Face of a Pandemic

Watch the Webinar Political Communications in the Face of a Pandemic- Webinar with Kristin Anderson, Dr. Pierre-Gerlier Forest and Morten Paulsen Watch Now The COVID-19 pandemic is a unique event for politicians and policy-makers. Join us on Tuesday, May 19 for a panel discussion exploring how the pandemic differs from other types of crisis, how…

What Have We Learned so far about ETFs in the COVID-19 Crisis?

Watch the Webinar What Have We Learned so far about ETFs in the COVID-19 Crisis? - Webinar with Ryan Clements Watch Now Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) are at the heart of the COVID-19 financial crisis. Over forty percent of the trading volume during the mid-March selloff was in ETFs (multiple times the percentage in January), making…

Canada, China and Covid-19: Threat or Opportunity?

Watch the Webinar Canada, China and Covid-19: Threat or Opportunity? - Webinar with Hugh Stephens and Margaret McCuaig- Johnston Watch Now Canada's relations with China have been strained for some time – even before COVID. First came the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. China then seemingly retaliated by arresting Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael…

Leading Through Crisis – Lessons for COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Watch the Webinar Leading Through Crisis – Lessons for COVID-19 Response and Recovery - Webinar with Marcia Nelson Watch Now The Government of Alberta, like governments around the world, has undertaken an unprecedented response to the COVID crisis. Next will come the recovery response. How can we get it right? The stakes have never been…

ERGP Webinar Series

These webinars are free of charge, and will bring together decisions-makers from both government and industry from all over the world. You can choose which weekly lecture you would like to participate in throughout the 4 weeks, dependent on your interests. We do, however, recommend that you participate in the series in its entirety as…

MPP Information Session: Change the World with a Master of Public Policy

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…

The US Midterm Election: Heading Into Obama’s Last Two Years

On November 4, Americans head back to the polls to decide which party will control the Senate and the House of Representatives during Barack Obama’s last two years as President.  It could be a big day for the Republican Party, as most forecasters are predicting they will win a majority of seats in the Senate.…

Experience a Dairy Farm in Virtual Reality

Want to visit a dairy farm, but don’t have the time, money, or connections? We’ve brought the dairy farm to you with this virtual reality (VR) experience at the Calgary Central Library. You will even have the chance to meet a dairy farmer and one of the VR program developers in person! Wearing a VR…

Frozen North, Food for All? Growing Food Security in Canada’s North

Watch the Webinar  Frozen North, Food for All? Growing Food Security in Canada’s North Remote locations present a challenge to food systems, and they are highly dependent on infrastructures, such as roads and electricity, to ensure food remains safe and accessible. Extreme winter weather puts intense demands on northern Canadian communities’ food security and accessibility.…

Financial Market Regulatory Project: Alberta's Entry into the Captive Insurance Market

Watch the Webinar  Financial Market Regulatory Project: Alberta's Entry into the Captive Insurance Market The Captive Insurance Companies Act, formerly Bill 76, was introduced by the government of Alberta in October 2021 and passed in December 2021. The Act enables entities to establish their own insurance company, called a captive insurer. Its primary purpose…

Regulating Small-Scale Mining: State Strategies and Coercion?

Watch the Webinar  Regulating Small-Scale Mining: State Strategies and Coercion? Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), mostly lead by rural communities, poses a significant challenge to resource-dependent economies where resource control is fundamental for state coffers. ASM activities are under regulated by any state body, and they bring about serious environmental, health and labor problems.…