15 Sep 2015
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Laurier Room | 1 Rideau Street | Ottawa, ON

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Canadian Network for Energy Policy Research and Analysis

Conference on Public Acceptance of Energy Projects

What does “Social Licence” mean for Canada's regulatory systems?

We’ve all heard of “social licence”. But everyone seems to have a different definition. We don’t know exactly what it is, but we do know that unlike a regulatory system built on rules of evidence and rule of law, social licence has the potential to destabilize and de-legitimize that same regulatory system. 

It’s time to get a grip on the potential impacts of social licence. Please join The School of Public Policy at a half-day conference where new research will be presented and discussed with an eye to creating a prescriptive policy position that can help regulators and the energy sector understand and manage the social licence phenomena.


Featured Authors:

  • John Colton, Professor of Community Development, Department of Environmental & Sustainability Studies, Acadia University
  • Kenneth Corscadden, Associate Professor, Engineering Department, and Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University
  • Stewart Fast, Fellow, Queen's Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy
  • Monica Gattinger, Chair, Collaboratory on Energy Research and Policy, University of Ottawa
  • Joel Gehman, Assistant Professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
  • Martha Hall Findlay, Executive Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, and Chair, Advisory Council, Partnership for Resource Trade
  • Dylan Morgan, Post-Doctoral Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary 
  • Judith Sayers, Adjunct Professor, Peter Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
  • Jennifer Winter, Associate Director, Energy & Environmental Policy, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, and Network Director, Canadian Network for Energy Policy Research and Analysis
  • Adonis Yatchew, Professor, Economics, University of Toronto, and Editor-in-Chief, The Energy Journal


View the detailed agenda HERE

There is no charge to attend this event; however, registration is required as spots are limited. To register, please click HERE.

For more information, please contact Frankie Lau at 403.210.6858 or spprsvp@ucalgary.ca

22 - 23 Sep 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015untilWednesday, September 23, 2015
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Register for this Event

FDI Canada Forum 2015

The forum for Canadian business, government and academia to come together to discuss, debate, and shape Canadian FDI policy. 

Please join Rainmaker Global Business Development and The School of Public Policy for the first, and only, foreign direct investment (FDI) specific conference for those involved in Canadian FDI attraction, trends, statistics and policy. 

In this era of an increasingly globalized world economy, foreign direct investment is a significant driving force behind economic growth and the international integration of markets for goods and services.

Global FDI flows increased by only 4.5% in 2013 and remain 30% below pre-economic crisis levels. Canada’s inward FDI stock reached $693 billion in 2013, but Canada is often seen as underperforming in terms of attracting its global share of FDI – a significant concern for a country in need of international capital to fully realize its potential (particularly with regards to its abundant natural resources).

While recognizing the importance of FDI’s role in economic growth, there are often complex policy and social concerns; the “buying up” of Canadian natural resources, the role of state owned enterprises in FDI, the net benefit and national security test, investment legislation, the investment review processes and the role of federal and provincial governments in protecting strategic resources. 

Who should attend: Business leaders, policy makers, investors, analysts, corporate strategists, and government influencers.

Confirmed Speakers:
Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Eugene Beaulieu, Program Director, International Economics, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

Wendy K. Dobson, Adjunct Professor and Co-Director, Rotman Institute for International Business, University of Toronto, Executive Fellow, The School of Public Policy

Clark Grue, President and CEO, Rainmaker Global Business Development

KEYNOTE - William J. Fehrman, President and CEO, MidAmerican Energy Company and President and CEO, MidAmerican Renewables, a division of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co.

Steven Globerman, Kaiser Professor of International Business and Director of the Center for International Business, Western Washington University

Martha Hall Findlay, Executive Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary and Chair, Advisory Council, Partnership for Resource Trade

Walid Hejazi, Associate Professor of International Business, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Gordon Houlden, Director, China Institute, University of Alberta

Dylan Jones, President and CEO, Canada West Foundation

Tony Kay, British Consul General to Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Justin Riemer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development and Innovation Division, Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education, Government of Alberta

KEYNOTE - David Waugh, CEO, North Atlantic Potash

Representatives from several Canadian cities as part of the Consider Canada City Alliance Inc.

See our program guide and speaker list on our website, or click HERE for a program PDF.

26 - 27 Oct 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015untilTuesday, October 27, 2015

Calgary, AB

Unleashing Healthcare Innovation: An Evaluation of the Report of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation

In partnership with the Cumming School of Medicine

More details forthcoming

University of Calgary
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