Event: 'Good Policies Need Good Evidence' with Dr. Munir Sheikh

Event: 'Good Policies Need Good Evidence' with Dr. Munir Sheikh
Posted on March 27, 2014 | Katie Gibbs | Written on March 27, 2014
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Evidence for Democracy

Author's Note:

Author's Note:

The event will also be livestreamed!  You can watch it here: https://evidencefordemocracy.ca/Munirsheikh

Evidence for Democracy is partnering with the Institute for Science, Society and Policy and the University of Ottawa Graduates' Student Association (GSAED) to bring you a talk with Dr. Munir Sheikh on the need for public policies to be based on strong evidence.

Dr. Sheikh stepped down as the Chief Statistician of Canada in 2010 when the government eliminated the long-form census. He is now an Executive Fellow at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary and a Distinguished Fellow at the Queen’s University School of Public Policy where he does research on evidence-based policy.


WHAT:      Talk and reception with Dr. Munir Sheikh

WHEN:     April 3rd, 2014. 5:00pm - 6:30pm

WHERE:   Desmarais Building, Room 12102, University of Ottawa

Notes:       Event is free. Register here and join the Facebook event here.

Public policy can contribute to enhancing our quality of life but only if it is evidence-based. Professor Sheikh’s talk will concentrate on examples intended to drive home this point: two examples on the need to do better on developing evidence; two on using evidence appropriately. With respect to the first set of examples, the talk will focus on the cancellation of the long form census and estimating the true size of government. Regarding the use of evidence, examples will include the design of pollution taxes and policies focused on the middle class.

I hope you can make it!

Katie Gibbs
Executive Director

PS: The event will also be livestreamed. You can watch it here: https://evidencefordemocracy.ca/Munirsheikh

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I'm a scientist, environmentalist, pragmatic policy wonk and vegan food blogger.

In the summer of 2012 I was one of the lead organizers of the Death of Evidence rally and am currently the Executive Director of... More