Student Seminar this Saturday


Our Explore Public Policy Issues student seminar is taking place in Vancouver this Saturday, January 30th and we would like to invite students to spend the day examining some of today’s most important issues in a fun, intellectual forum with leading policy experts. Students will spend the day listening to presentations, asking questions, and then further exploring the topics with their peers in discussion groups. The seminar is offered free of charge and includes lunch.

Seminar Details:

Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016 Location: Sheraton Wall Centre Address: 1088 Burrard Street Time: 9 AM – 5 PM Seminar Topics and


Billion Dollar Deal or No Deal? The Relationship Between LNG and First Nations in BC Ravina Bains, Associate Director, Centre for Aboriginal Policy Studies, Fraser Institute Chief Karen Ogen, Wet’suwet’en First Nation This presentation will highlight the current opportunities for First Nations in LNG projects in BC and communities that are currently working with industry to bring oil and gas projects to fruition.

Going Digital in a Regulated World: The Bitcoin Movement Paul Szczesny Blockchain Entrepreneur and Software Engineer, Co-founder of Cointrader Exchange and Bitcoiniacs Learn how this non-traditional currency works, the criticism it is facing from both law enforcement officials and banks, and what its future entails. We Need to Rethink the Canada Health Act, and Fast Dr. Brett Belchetz Emergency Room Physician and Medical Expert for CTV, CBC, Global News Dr. Belchetz will explain what is required to transform our most important, and most expensive, social program into one that serves the needs of all Canadians.

Small Business, Big Impact: The Importance of Entrepreneurship in BC Laura Jones Executive Vice-President, Canadian Federation of Independent Business What is the current climate for small business in BC? What policies will encourage growth and success and allow entrepreneurship to thrive? One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment Mei Fong Former Wall Street Journal Correspondent and Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Mei Fong will reveal the devastating effects of this social engineering experiment and what it could mean for China’s future development. Please forward this information to those that may be interested in attending. For more information or to register, visit

Kimberly Chapman |
Manager of Education Events Centre for Education Programs The Fraser Institute
604-688-0221 ext. 526

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