Productivity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship: The Role of Immigration and Workforce Diversity

An Invitation to attend Two Keynote Speeches on: Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship –
The Role of Immigration and Workforce Diversity

Main Auditorium – H2851, Health Sciences Centre, MUN, 300 Prince Phillip Parkway, St. John’s
Monday, November 25, 2019, 8:30 – 11:30 AM

Dear Colleagues,

As the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in the Cultural and Economic Transformation at Memorial University of Newfoundland, it is my great pleasure to invite you to attend Two Keynote Speeches on Productivity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship – the Role of Immigration and Workforce Diversity to be held at Memorial University on November 25, 2019.

The event provides an opportunity to share knowledge on existing work done in this field, explore and better understand immigrants’ productivity, innovation and entrepreneurship capabilities and identify ways to facilitate the continuous development and utilization of immigrants’ talent to enhance their positive contribution to the economy in NL and Canada as a whole. The event will
also provide a great opportunity to network with experienced researchers and practitioners in this field.


Two Keynote Speeches will be presented by Dr. Jennifer Hunt and Dr. Arthur Sweetman.

Dr. Jennifer Hunt is the James Cullen Chair in Economics and Professor of Economics at Rutgers University. From 2013-2015, she served as the first Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of
Labor under the Obama Administration, then as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Microeconomic Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Labour
Economics and also a co-editor of the Journal of Human Resources.



Dr. Arthur Sweetman is the Ontario Research Chair in Health Human Resources and a Professor in the Economics Department at McMaster University. His recent research involves various
economic issues regarding immigration, education, unemployment insurance, unions, and other similar topics. He is a co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Economics.


Join us as we share information, insights and inspiration!

Host Dr. Tony Fang, Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Cultural and Economic
Transformation, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Date Monday, November 25th, 2019

Keynote speeches, 8:30 – 11:30 AM
Refreshments will be provided
Main Auditorium – H2851, Health Sciences Centre, 300 Prince Phillip Parkway

Please register here as space is limited.

Download the conference programme here.

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Or contact us: The Jarislowsky Team (Dr. Tony Fang), or 1-(709)-864-2288