Upcoming Events



Past Events & Videos


June 5, 2019

Founding Fellow Ren Thomas is giving a webinar hosted by CMHC:
How to plan for affordable housing

March 27, 2019

The SNC-Lavalin Affair: Implications for Canadian Democracy



The Canadian Climate Policy and the Turnover Problem

(Grad Student Round Table)

November 6, 2018

Policy Matters event:

Provincial Perspectives on Federal Pharmacare

October 30, 2018

Policy Matters event:

Ports Modernization: Balancing Economic Prosperity and Environmental Sustainability


October 23, 2018

Policy Matters event hosted in collaboration with the Dalhousie Faculty of Health:

Youth Mental Health Care in Nova Scotia: What Needs to Change and How Do We Make That Happen?

October 16, 2018

Policy Matters event hosted in collaboration with the Policy Options Magazine:

Faking It: The Impact of Fake News on Today’s Political Landscape


October 9, 2018

Policy Matters event hosted in collaboration with the Evironmental Information: Use and Influence (EIUI):

Science and Policy: Should Scientific Information Have Pre-eminence in Public Decision-Making?


October 2, 2018

Policy Matters event:

Whose Nation? Navigating a New Era in Crown-Indigenous Relations


September 27, 2018

A special evening Policy Matters event hosted in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs (CCEPA):

Doing the Right Things at Home and Abroad - Why Ethics Matter: Some Ethical Reflections with Bob Rae


September 25, 2018

Policy Matters event hosted in collaboration with the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR):

Sink or Swim: Decisions in Emergency Management

September 18, 2018

Policy Matters event:

Policy Issues in Housing an Aging Population


September 11, 2018

Policy Matters event hosted in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Security and Development:

Echoes of 9/11 in the Trump Era: Did 9/11 Really “Change Everything”?


June 29, 2018

Hosted by the The Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence:

Innovation in Housing Models and Policies for Older LGBTQi2S Populations

March 16, 2018

Hosted by the The Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence:

CANADA‑EU RELATIONS: Perspectives from Berlin, Brussels & Rome

The Honourable Stephane Dion, Daniel J. Costello, and Alexandra Bugailiskis spoke.

March 8, 2018



Leaders in Health Research: Where to Next?

March 8, 2018

Nowhere to Go: A Public Dialogue on Youth and Sexual Exploitation (Full Audio)

In partnership with the Healthy Populations Institute (HPI)Stepping StoneCanadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs (CCEPA), and the School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie Faculty of Health.


Dalhousie Professors Kim Brooks, Graham Steele, and Shirley Tillotson spoke on the panel:

Tax and Public Opinion: Can we do better tax talk? (Full Video)

Hosted by the Dalhousie Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Concordia Professor Dr. Chedly Belkhodja gave a public lecture:

Does Place Matter? Debates and Burial Decisions of Muslims in Canada


Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheri Fink spoke at the November 27, 2017 event:


The Ethics of Evacuation (Full Video)

Every Tuesday - September 12 - November 14, 2017



Policy Matters Speaker Series 2017 (Full Videos)

June 14, 2017



Report on Marine Shipping | Download the report

March 28, 2017


Roundtable: Disaster Planning in Halifax

March 24, 2017


Policy Forum on Youth Outmigration in Atlantic Canada

February 16, 2017


Presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities


November 15, 2016


Transformative Infrastructure: A Local and Regional Perspective | Watch the video


September 21, 2016


The Daily News: What’s Right? What’s Wrong? What’s Happening? | Watch the video

September 20, 2016


MacEachen Institute Brings Together Students and Former Parliamentarians

June 6, 2016


Oceans of Information: Charting Courses between Science and Policy | Read more

June 1, 2016


Panel discussion: Social Responses to the 'Big Lift'

May 9, 2016


MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance Grand Opening
Watch the videos | Read more