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 2017-2018


Alberta Intercollegiate Model UN (AIMUN)
March 2 - 4 , 2018

Theme:  Global Migration
Keynote speaker:  Asha Siad
Featuring: "19 Days" by filmmaker Asha Siad

The Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies (EJPS) at Mount Royal University and the MRU Model UN Student Club are pleased to host the 22nd Annual Alberta Intercollegiate Model United Nations (AIMUN) March 2-4, 2018 in the Lincoln Park Room (J301) at MRU. The conference will convene post-secondary students from across the province to represent country delegations in a simulated UN General Assembly to discuss this year’s theme of Global Migration.

For information contact Kari Roberts.

Sponsored by Mount Royal Faculty of Arts and
Mount Royal Department of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies.




Is There Room for Academic Freedom in Today's University?
A public lecture by James L.Turk

February 8, 2018
7:00 - 8:00
Jenkins Theatre, Mount Royal University

Academic freedom is endangered in today's universities with its use of contingent faculty, its obsession with "branding", and it's embrace as students as customers. Can academic freedom survive, and how?

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Sponsored by Mount Royal Faculty of Arts and Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship




Freedom of Expression and Making the Campus a Safe Space: Where Should the Line be Drawn?
A Public Forum

February 9, 2018
2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Room, Mount Royal University

Safety used to refer to being free from physical harm, it now includes the notion that ideas believed to be derogatory constitute violence. Others see this as a threat to freedom of expression. This panel will explore the arguments in favour and against making the campus a safe space.

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Sponsored by Mount Royal Faculty of Arts and Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship




 Book Launch

Join Dr. D. Scharie Tavcer as she launches her latest book, "Canadian Women and the Criminal Justice System".

January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 A.M.
Room EA3001 (The Knuckle)

RSVP to Scharie Tavcer





Maggots and Murder: How forensic entomology solves murders

Dr. Gail Anderson explains how bugs are used in murder investigations. For CRJS 4002 as part of Janne Holmgren's class.

November 27, 2017
10:30 AM
Idea Visualization Lounge
Ridell Library and Learning Centre

Dr. Gail Anderson,PhD
School of Criminology
Simon Fraser University
  - Burnaby Mountain Endowed Professor
 - Co-director, Centre for Forensic Research
 - Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Entomology
 - Recipient of American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Pathology and Biology Section Award for Achievement in the Life Sciences 













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.