Prentice Institute Dialogue Sessions

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy will be hosting a Dialogue Session on June 20 & 21, 2008. We are bringing together a group of researchers in order to identify & discuss some hot topics concerning population and economy.

Panels comprising of University of Lethbridge researchers from a variety of disciplines and our guest speakers will discuss topics ranging from Heath, Food Security, Geopolitical implication of Population Change, Housing, Aboriginal Peoples and Labour Markets, Statistical and Methodological Issues, Immigration and Labour Markets and International Migration.

The guest speakers are as follows:

  • Dr. Mark Rosenberg from the Department of Geography & the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Queens University will be presenting: Looking Forward, Looking Back: Changes in Health Care and Changes to Come.
  • Andrew Siggner is currently director of Siggner & Associates Inc., a consulting firm specializing in Aboriginal statistical research and analysis related to a variety of public policy issues affecting Aboriginal peoples. He will be presenting: An Overview of Demographic and Socio-Economic Conditions of the Aboriginal Population and their Implications for Emergent Economic & Social Issues.
  • Dr. Michael Haan is an assistant professor and Winspear-Archer research fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta. He will be addressing issues surrounding Immigrants and Housing in Canada.
  • Dr. Kevin McQuillan is a Professor of Sociology and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Calgary. Dr. McQuillan will be addressing the topic of Immigration and Labour Markets.

These informal sessions are designed to identify the key questions that need to be asked and what could potentially become the research direction for the newly established Prentice Institute.

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