Public talk to focus on pandemic’s impact on basic income

The Brock community is invited to learn more about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected conversations around basic income in Canada.

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University of Manitoba Professor of Community Health Sciences Evelyn L. Forget.

The Department of Economics Speaker Series welcomes Professor Evelyn L. Forget of the University of Manitoba to present “Basic Income in the Wake of the Pandemic.”

The talk takes place Monday, March 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in WH 327.

Forget, who teaches economics and community health at the Max Rady College of Medicine, is a globally recognized researcher on the health and social implications of poverty and inequality who has consulted internationally on the topic of basic income.

In 2020, Forget published Basic Income for Canadians: from the COVID-19 emergency to financial security for all. Her most recent book, co-authored with Hannah Owczar, is Radical Trust: Basic Income for Complicated Lives.

All are welcome to attend this free public event.

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