During the recent federal election, and for a good number of years before that, there was a lot of talk about the importance of evidence-based policy development. I don’t want to rehash all the sins that the previous government was perceived to have committed in this area as it sought to advance its ideology, but Friday afternoon the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy is presenting a lecture on the topic by Munir Sheikh who is an executive fellow at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy.
Sheikh is the former chief of Statistics Canada, and his talk will focus on the benefits of evidence-based policy development. You can read more on the JSGS website, but the talk will be held at Rm. 210, 2 Research Drive, University of Regina at 12:30 p.m. You’re encouraged to register in advance, and that can be done through the weblink or by calling 306-585-5512.