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students engaging in public policy discussionA free student seminar on the UWindsor campus Saturday will consider issues of public policy.

Student seminar to tackle big questions of public policy

The daunting subject of public policy will be discussed in an approachable way for students during a free seminar, “Explore Public Policy Issues,” in Vanier Hall on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The seminar will have presentations from leading policy experts, question-and-answer, and informal discussions with lunch being provided.

The event is hosted by the Fraser Institute, a Canadian public policy think tank that studies, measures, and communicates the effects of governmental policies.

UWindsor political science professor Lydia Miljan will present on: “What Are the Tradeoffs in Electoral Systems?” She will discuss varying electoral systems and what each change would mean for Canadians.

Other presentations include:

  • Are We Paving Paradise to put up a Parking Lot?
    Glenn Fox, professor of agricultural economics and business, University of Guelph
  • Competing for Capital: How Canada’s Oil and Gas Sector Compares to Its International Competitors
    Ashley Stedman, senior policy analyst, Fraser Institute
  • Panic, Privacy and Policy: Is Comprehensive Data Protection Regulation a Good Idea?
    Anne Hobson, program manager for academic and student programs, Mercatus Center
  • Dismal Dating: How Economics Can Enlighten Your Personal Life
    Ninos Malek, lecturer at San Jose State University

The goal of the event is to have students think, discuss, and network each public policy topic being discussed. For more information and to register for the event, visit the Fraser Institute’s website.

—Dana Roe