Innovative thought, boldly imagined. Rigorously researched by the most credible experts in their field. Strenuously peer reviewed. Clearly and aggressively communicated to voters and policy makers through the press and popular dialogue.

Frontier of Ideas.

Over the last generation, we’ve seen publicly funded schools abandon their traditional vocation of teaching Canadians how to think – to advance new ideas, set new agendas and help modern society prosper.

This must change.

The frontier of the 21st century must be the frontier of ideas, particularly in the field of public policy. Our governments are starved for new ideas.

We need to refresh thinking, to stimulate bolder discussion, to push beyond the safe zone. If we do this, we can not only create smarter and better governments, we can engage Canadians and increase the economic and scientific literacy of individuals to help them regain control of their lives.

It has been said that the philosophy of education this generation will be the philosophy of government in the next. Help us shape the ideas today that will change the way that we are governed tomorrow.

The “New Frontiers Campaign”.

Our mission is simple but not easy. To change Canada by strengthening minds, elevating discourse, mentoring youth and bringing the leading minds of the world to bear on problems that matter most.

The Frontier Centre believes that intellectual friction sparks the fire and encourages new ways of looking at and solving public policy problems.

Join us in this mission. With your support, New Frontiers will finance six new research Chairs, attract bright young thinkers, drive bold new public policy ideas and engage Canadians to improve economic and scientific literacy.

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Frank Atkins

Finance and Capital Markets


Tom Flanagan

Aboriginal Futures


Wendell Cox

Housing Affordability and Municipal Policy


Patrick Moore

Energy, Ecology and Prosperity


Barry Cooper

Foreign Affairs, Defense & Trade



Thought leaders to provide insight into what’s next for Alberta and Canada

CALGARY, May 6, 2015 – Five of Canada’s most influential thought leaders will be on hand this afternoon at Calgary’s Fairmont Palliser hotel to share perspectives on the newly elected provincial government in Alberta, as well as the future of the province and Canada.

The Frontier Centre for Public Policy launches a New Frontiers initiative tonight that establishes five Research Chairs, the first positions of their kind for a Canadian think tank. Each of the newly appointed Chairs will provide brief remarks for the media, followed by a general Q&A session. The speakers and their areas of expertise are as follows:

  • Dr. Frank Atkins - Finance and Capital Markets
  • Dr. Tom Flanagan - Aboriginal Futures
  • Wendell Cox - Housing Affordability and Municipal Policy
  • Dr. Patrick Moore - Energy, Ecology and Prosperity
  • Dr. Barry Cooper - Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade

For more information on the speakers, please see the attached profiles.

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