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

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

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 announcements that Canada is stepping up to invest and build infrastructure. So what’s the benefit of hydrogen? How…

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…

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…

Recent Events

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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

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 middle and northern Canada, with…

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…

Carbon on Your Plate

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 paper by Drs. Ymène Fouli, Margot Hurlbert, and Roland…

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…