Archived Event Publications, Presentations and Speeches
December 11-13, 2011 Conference "Grain Marketing Environment: Issues Facing Farmers, Agribusiness and Government". This conference was co-sponsored by the Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economis, the College of Agriculture and Bioresources and the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. Click here to view video footage of conference speakers. Click here to access the presentation slides for all conference speakers.
December 7, 2011 JSGS Public Lecture "Disability and Social Policy: The Experience of the British Welfare State" Presented by Jameel Hampton, Bristol University. Click here to view video from the presentation.
November 25, 2011 JSGS Public Lecture "Economics and the Well-Being of Canadian Children" Presented by Professor Peter Burton and Professor Shelley Phipps, Professors of Economics, Dalhousie University. Download the PowerPoint slides.
November 24, 2011 JSGS Public Lecture "Panarchy, resilience and societal collapse: What role for ecological economics?" Presented by Professor William Rees School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP), University of British Columbia. This event was co-sponsored by the Columbia Institute, the Centre for Civic Governance and SENS at the University of Saskatchewan. Download a publication outlining content covered.
November 9, 2011 JSGS Public Lecture "Strengthening Connections: Trends and Opportunities in Curbing Childhood Obesity and Other Public Health Challenges" Presented by Dr. David Butler-Jones,
Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada. Download the recorded presentation. Download the PowerPoint slides.
November 4, 2011 JSGS Public Lecture "Youth Offending in Canada - Principles, Policies & Politics: A Case study of ideologically driven Tory Law ’n Order agenda" Presented by Professor Nicholas Bala, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University. View video presentation. Download presentation slides and paper.
November 1, 2011 North Central Regional Center for Rural Development Webinar "The Winners’ Choice: Sustainable Economic Strategies for Successful 21st-Century Regions" Presented by M. Rose Olfert, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, U of S campus, and Mark D. Partridge, Ohio State University. Click here to access the recorded presentation. Click here to download the PowerPoint slides.
October 27, 2011 JSGS Public Lecture "Lobbying Legislation in Canada: Ensuring Transparency" Presented by Karen E. Shepherd, Commissioner of Lobbying. Click here for the audio recording.
September 15, 2011 JSGS Public Lecture "Germany’s Nuclear Policy: The Search for Alternative Sources" Presented by Christine Wörlen, Former Head of Renewable Energies, German Energy Agency. Click here to view the slides from this presentation.
September 9, 2011 JSGS Public Lecture "The Economics of Purity Standards in Biotech Labeling Laws" Presented by Konstantinos Giannakas, Professor & Co-Director, Center for Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Click here to view the slides from this presentation.
May 25, 2011 "Relations between the European Union and Canada: history and recent developments" Presented by Matthias Brinkmann, European Union Ambassador and Head of Mission. As part of his visit to the U of S campus, Ambassador Brinkman will gave public lecture in Convocation Hall entitled, “Relations between the European Union and Canada: history and recent developments”. His talk touched on the ongoing EU-Canada trade negotiations and numerous economic advantages a potential agreement will bring to both economies. He also explained bi-lateral cooperation on policy issues, with examples taken from sectors such as agriculture and natural resources. Click here for more information.
April 19, 2011 "2011 Tansley Lecture - Analysis and Evidence for Good Public Policy: The Demand and Supply Equation" Presented by Mel Cappe, Professor, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto; Former President, Institute for Research on Public Policy; Former Clerk of the Privy Council, Government of Canada. A prerequisite for effective public policy is good analysis and evidence. This year’s Tansley Lecture examined how both the demand and the supply of policy analysis and evidence has shifted over recent decades. In some governments, the demand for analysis and evidence by Ministers and decision-makers appears to have declined. On the supply side, NGOs, think tanks, academia, and interest groups increasingly fill a space once provided by the public service. In addition, the increasingly rapid news cycle emphasizes short-term crisis management, often crowding out longer-term problem solving and policy formulation. Yet, the increasing complexity of public policy challenges suggests that analysis and evidence should play a larger, not a smaller, role in forging better public policy. The question is how best to work with such realities while providing more evidence-based and thoughtful policy options for decision-makers in the future. Click here for more information.
March 29, 2011 "Taking Charge: Towards an Integrated Energy Policy for Saskatchewan" Public Policy Conference. Is it time for a more integrated approach to energy policy? From royalty rates to cumulative environmental impacts to new power generation choices, energy decisions seem increasingly interconnected yet are often made in administrative silos. This conference will bring energy leaders and academics together to share their experiences within the province and from other jurisdictions about the opportunities and pitfalls of a more integrated approach to energy policy. It will explore public policy initiatives intended to encourage innovation in any aspect of the production, application, distribution or consumption of conventional or alternative energy sources. The focus will be on measures expected to have significant positive implications for the environment and/or improved energy or economic efficiency. Already a key component of Saskatchewan’s prosperity, energy will likely be even more important in the future. Is Saskatchewan ready for the energy challenges of the 21st century? Click here to view the slides and video presentations.
April 4, 2011 JSGS Public Lecture "Now for the Hard Part: Taking the Canada-US Relationship to the Next Level" Presented by Colin Robertson, Vice President and Senior Research Fellow, Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute. Click here to view the slides from this presentation.
January 11, 2011 JSGS Public Lecture "Who Killed Parliamentary Government?" Presented by Dr. Gary Levy, Editor, Canadian Parliamentary Review. Click here to download the paper prepared for this presentation.