02 - 03 Jun 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015untilWednesday, June 3, 2015

Alberta Room

The Fairmont Palliser Hotel

133 9th Ave., S.W.

Calgary, AB


This event is sold out.

Issues Affecting Mid-Sized Cities

Canada is over 80% urbanized. Our cities face issues that are changing the way they provide services, finance operations and govern residents. These issues not only impact urban Canada, but are vital to the national economy. The School of Public Policy has embarked on a major program in urban research to provide an objective and evidence-based assessment of urban policies in mid-sized cities and metropolitan areas (500,000 to 2,000,000 residents). By challenging pre-conceived notions and special interests, we will generate practical solutions.

Join The School of Public Policy for this inaugural urban policy symposium on “Issues Affecting Mid-Size Cities”. Explore a range of policy issues including infrastructure development, the role of public-private partnerships, intermunicipal and intergovernmental relationships as well as factors driving urban growth.

Program here

18 Jun 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ottawa, ON

Canadian War Museum

Barney Danson Theatre

1 Vimy Pl, K1A 0M8


There is no charge to attend this event, however registration is required as spots are limited.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Beyond: Advancing Canadian Trade and Investment in Asia

We all know the future of trade for Canada lies with Asia. But has Asia already moved on without us? Trade links are solidifying, and Canada is facing significant challenges in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. 

The stakes are high. So what does Canada need to do to catch Asia’s tidal wave of economic growth?

Please join a panel of experts as Canada’s trade future with Asia trade is analyzed and concrete conclusions and recommendations are offered.

Keynote Lunch
Randolph Mank, Vice President and Board Member, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Singapore, and former Ambassador to Malaysia, Pakistan and Indonesia

Confirmed Speakers

  • Ailish Campbell, Vice President Policy, International and Fiscal Issues, Canadian Council of Chief Executives
  • Laura Dawson, President, Dawson Strategic
  • Marius Grinius, Former Ambassador to Vietnam, South Korea, North Korea and to the United Nations and Conference on Disarmament
  • Martha Hall Findlay, Executive Fellow, The School of Public Policy, and Chair, Advisory Committee - Partnership for Resource Trade
  • Deanna Horton, Senior Visiting Fellow, The Munk School of Foreign Affairs
  • Prashanth Parameswaran, Associate Editor, The Diplomat
  • Peter Petri, Carl J. Shapiro Professor of International Finance, Brandeis University 
  • Jeffrey Schott, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Hugh Stephens, Senior Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute and Principal, Trans-Pacific Connections 


10:25 a.m.   Welcome Remarks
12:00 p.m.   Lunch with Keynote Address
2:45 p.m.   Closing Remarks

TO VIEW PROGRAM, please click HERE.

For more information please contact Kinga Starzyk-Dramowicz at spprsvp@ucalgary.ca

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