Conferences & Events

Conferences and Events

The Department of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies presents events and conferences throughout the year to showcase the work of our faculty and students. 

Here's what we're doing in 2016-2017

Wrongful Conviction Day
October 6, 2016

Join the Faculty of Arts as Mount Royal recognizes
Wrongful Conviction Day. We'll be screening the
documentary David & Me that tells the story of how
a Canadian filmmaker works to free a wrongfully
convicted American prisoner. We'll also feature a
display of wrongly convicted Canadians.


For  information contact Janne Holmgren
Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts

Thursday, October 6, 2016
2:30 p.m.
Jenkins Theatre (near the Westgate Entrance)
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary, Alberta










Electoral Reform in Canada

This forum will explore whether Canada should reform the electoral system and develop a new voting system. The best model of Proportional Representation will be looked at. Members of the public are invited to attend.
For more information:
Electoral Reform in Canada Forum

April 9, 2016
9:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
Moot Court Room (EA 1031)
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB

This event is open to the public. Please RSVP to


The Developing World the Global Financial Crisis

The work of John Serieux, PhD focuses on economic policy and how reforms in this area can support faster and more equitable growth in developing countries. This event is sponsored by the Faculty of Arts, Department of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies.

Students, faculty, staff, and the public are invited
to hear Dr. Serieux.
April 8, 2016
1:30 - 2:30
Room EA 2057
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB
For more information contact: Anupam Das

International Humanitarian Law Conference

On March 7, 2016, the Canadian Red Cross and the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal hosted a conference focusing on International Humanitarian Law and the challenges and controversies in an age of security. They were led by three speakers: Catherine Gribbin, Senior Legal Advisor for the Canadian Red Cross; Chris Harland, Legal Advisor for the ICRC; and Dr. Kelly Sundberg, Associate Professor at Mount Royal.


International Humanitarian Law Conference 2016


Somar speaker series

 Mount Royal University and the Mount Royal  Alberta Global Forum are presenting a series of forums addressing issues of current interest to Canadians, Albertans, and Calgarians. The series is place for community leaders, citizens and students to discuss and debate issues that affect Alberta.