Michael Veall: McMaster University
Dr. Michael Veall is Professor of Economics at McMaster University. He has authored or co-authored articles in a number of journals including the American Economic Review, the Canadian Journal of Economics, and the National Tax Journal. He is a co-winner of the Purvis Prize for a work of excellence relating to Canadian economic policy and of the Vanderkamp Prize for the best article in 2005 in the journal Canadian Public Policy. His recent research focus is on income distribution, tax/transfer policy and productivity growth.
You can view Dr. Veall's lecture on: "The Surge of Top Incomes in Canada: What is a Government to do" HERE
Ralph Martin, University of Guelph
Ralph C. Martin grew up on a beef and hog farm in Wallenstein, Ontario. He learned what is essential about agriculture from his grandfather, before he died when Ralph was seven. After 4-H, his formal education includes a Ph.D. in Plant Science from McGill University. His love of teaching grew unexpectedly when he began teaching at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, in 1990, and realized how students teach him too. In 2001, he founded the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada to coordinate university research and education pertaining to organic systems, across Canada. In 2011, he was appointed as Professor and the Loblaw Chair in Sustainable Food Production at the Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph.
Dr. Martin's lecture on: "Food Security with a Fair Society and Earth Security" HERE