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February 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm $12.00
What does the Future Hold in Terms of New Job Opportunities?
Disappearing jobs have become a major political issue in recent years, and clearly a factor in the election of Donald Trump in the recent US presidential election. As automation and globalization continue to wipe out many conventional jobs, politicians, voters and the general public wonder from where the jobs of the future will come.
The speaker will weigh in on what strategies governments and businesses could adopt to tackle these issues from the perspective of current economic realities.
Speaker: Dr. Richard Mueller
Dr. Richard E. Mueller is Professor and Chair in the Department of Economics and a Research Affiliate at the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy, both at the University of Lethbridge, where he has been since 2000. He is also Associate Director of the Education Policy Research Initiative (EPRI) at the University of Ottawa.
Mueller has a wide range of interests and has taught and given presentations in Europe, Asia, the US and Latin America. He was seconded to Statistics Canada in Ottawa from 2009 to 2011. His research has been published in various economics and higher education journals, a number of edited volumes and reports, and highlighted by various media outlets. He holds a BA (Hons) and an MA from the University of Calgary and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.
Moderator: Graeme Greenlee
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 12 – 1:30 p.m. (30 minutes each for presentation, lunch and Q & A)
Location: Country Kitchen Catering (lower level of The Keg) 1715 Mayor Magrath Dr. S
Cost: $12 (includes lunch) or $2 (includes coffee/tea)