BC Basic Income Panel

Reforms for a More Just Society: A discussion with the BC Basic Income Panel

Join us for this virtual event with the BC Basic Income Panel to discuss their report, research findings, and their recommendations to the provincial government.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
6 PM – 7 PM PST
via Go-to-Webinar

Register here: http://bit.ly/BCPanelRegistration


Michelle Eliot, Host, BC Today, CBC Radio One


Dr. David Green, Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia

Dr. Jonathan Rhys Kesselman, School of Public Policy, Simon Fraser University

Dr. Lindsay Tedds, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

Hosted by The Centre for Innovative Data in Economics Research, Vancouver School of Economics, with support from UBC Faculty of Arts

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Speaker biographies

Moderator, Michelle Eliot

Michelle Eliot is the host of CBC Radio One’s BC mid-day open line show, BC Today. Michelle is an award-winning journalist with CBC Radio One, and has become a familiar voice as a regular guest host on regional and national programs, interviewing community members and prominent politicians, as well as authors and musicians such as Douglas Coupland and Bif Naked. But her true passion is for the open line, where her skill at engaging callers probes further into their viewpoints and digs deeper into their personal stories.

Her work has been recognized by the RTDNA and the Jack Webster Foundation, winning awards for her team’s coverage of the ongoing overdose crisis and the 2017 NDP and Green Party deal. She has also received nominations for her story about immigrants learning to swim later in life and for her profile of a well-loved woman in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside who died of an overdose.

She studied English Literature at the University of British Columbia and went on to study Broadcast Journalism at the British Columbia Institute of Technology before joining CBC Vancouver in 2000.

Panelist, Dr. David Green

Dr. David Green is a Professor at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia and an International Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London, UK.

Dr. Green’s research focus is in labour economics, particularly the determinants of wages and employment structures. He obtained his PhD in economics from Stanford University.

Panelist, Dr. Rhys Kesselman

Dr. Rhys Kesselman is a Professor Emeritus at the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. He held the Canada Research Chair in Public Finance until his retirement in 2017.

Dr. Kesselman’s areas of expertise include public finance, taxation, and social policy. He obtained his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Panelist, Dr. Lindsay Tedds

Dr. Lindsay Tedds is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Scientific Director of Fiscal and Economic Policy at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary.

Dr. Tedds specializes in applied economics and policy analysis, with a particular focus on the design and implementation of fiscal and tax policy. She obtained her PhD in economics from McMaster University.

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