Conferences

The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy is pleased to present and sponsor conferences throughout the year. Conferences planned for the upcoming year include:

"The Best Interest of the Child" - JSGS Conference - May 8, 2014, Saskatoon, SK

The Best Interest of the Child (BIC) Conference aims to bring together academics and professionals from across human services sectors with citizens to explore issues, challenges and initiatives associated with the best interests of the children.The conference will facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences of participants to gain a better understanding of how conceptions and applications of the BIC influence decisionmaking, promising practices, and policy outcomes for children.

"Generation West: The Future of Electricity in Western Canada" - JSGS Conference - December 10-11, 2013, Regina, SK

Generation West will provide a high-level overview of the sector and discuss the contributions that leadership, new technologies, engagement and complexity will play in managing the risks and meeting the challenges. It aims to debate the possibilities of a coordinated provincial response, and to see if the time has come to look at the larger picture of power in the West.

"A Call to Action: Building Partnerships for Safer Communities" - Justice Symposium - May 28-30, 2012, Regina, SK

This symposium brought together a cross-section of groups, organizations and individuals who can make a difference in fostering safer communities.

"Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care" - Health Conference - September 27-28, 2012, Saskatoon, SK

Featuring significant national and international participation, this conference addressed some of the most pressing questions facing decision makers in the Canadian health care system.

"The Crown in Canada: A Diamond Jubilee Assessment" - Crown Conference - October 26-28, 2012, Regina, SK

At this timely conference, leading scholars and policy specialists from across Canada examined the constitutional monarchy in Canada from a variety of viewpoints.

"Co-operating to Build a Better West" - Co-op Conference - November 1–3, 2012, Saskatoon, SK

Marking the 2012 International Year of Co-operatives, this conference explored the power and potential of co-operatives to promote equitable, democratic and sustainable development.