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January 25, 2011 / buildleadchange


Welcome to the website for the upcoming community economic development conference – Building Leadership to Create Change.  We hope that you find everything you need to attend this exciting event.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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  1. buildleadchange / Feb 1 2011 9:55 am

    Friday Keynote speaker confirmed – Krishna Pendakur

    Dr. Pendakur has been with the SFU Department of Economics since November 1994. He received his BA and MA degrees in Economics from the University of British Columbia and his PH.D. From the University of California at Berkeley. He has worked in association with RIIM, Vancouver’s Center of Excellence for Immigration Studies at SFU. Dr Pendakur’s major teaching areas are labour economics and public finance. He does empirical research on the measurement of poverty and economic inequality, the estimation of consumer demand and semi-parametric and non-parametric econometrics. His research primarily focuses on public policy and programs, and their impact on the lives of poor people in Canada, with the goal of improving the situation. For the past three years, Dr. Pendakur has been Co-Director of the Metropolis British Columbia Center of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Diversity. This interdisciplinary research center supports, funds and disseminates policy-relevant research on how immigration and ethnic diversity play out in Canadian society. For more information on Dr. Pendakur, check out his personal homepage.

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