The Policy@UBC speaker series is hosted by the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and is designed to bring together faculty, students, government and community groups along with policy and global affairs experts from around the world to engage the UBC community around pressing policy issues, both domestic and global in scope. The aim is to engage in policy discussions that are multi- and interdisciplinary, academically rigorous, pragmatic, creative, and grounded in community context and that ultimately help to bridge the gap between academics and policymakers and practitioners.

These talks are being held in our Liu Institute Caseroom and are open to the UBC community and to the public. No RSVP required. Light refreshments will be provided.


Wednesday, September 27th, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm
“Can environmental regulation make extractive industries more innovative? Evidence from Australian oil and gas” with John Steen, Associate Professor in Strategy at the University of Queensland Business School
Co-hosted by the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI)



Wednesday, Oct. 18th (New Date!), 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm
“The Global Future of Nuclear Energywith MPPGA Professor M.V. Ramana, Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security, Liu Institute for Global Issues



Thursday, October 26th, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm
“Miners, Minerals and Minamata: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on ASGM and Sustainable Development” with Kirsten Dales, Director, Program Development, Canadian International Resources & Development Institute
Co-hosted by the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI)



Thursday, November 9th (New Date!), 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm
“Urban Mining Engineering to facilitate zero waste scenario” with Maria Holuszko, Assistant Professor, NBK Mining Engineering department and students.