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.

This series was created with the intention of providing attendees a snapshot of an issue with evidence-based research as a background, as well as demonstrating The School’s expertise. In the short-term, these are a response to the cancellation of in-person events and gathering and will allow us to take advantage of the public’s desire for fact-based information. In the long-term, they are an opportunity to continue to share The School’s expertise on timely issues.

Our webinar series has proven to be a popular part of The School’s outreach – we thank all viewers for your interest.  During the summer months, we will continue to broadcast policy webinars; albeit on a reduced schedule.  Stay tuned for announcements on this content, and for the resumption of a full webinar schedule in the fall.

Upcoming Events

Recent Events

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…