SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

March 18, 2015 10:30 ET

University hosts Canadian launch of ground-breaking World Bank report

Event to feature panel of experts exploring "cognitive tax of poverty" and other issues of inequality

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - March 18, 2015) - With harsh economic times upon us the issues of poverty, health and the effectiveness of projects to support low-income people are once again taking center stage. These topics are a focus of the World Bank's 2015 World Development Report.

Today the University of Calgary is hosting the Canadian launch of the 2015 World Development Report: Mind, Society and Behavior in the Mac Hall Ballroom. The event will feature a representative from the World Bank and a panel of experts from the University of Calgary who will discuss aspects of the report and answer questions. Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education Minister Don Scott will be at the event and there also be representation from industry and the non-profit sector.

Canadian launch of the World Bank's 2015 World Development Report

Wednesday, March 18, Media availability from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Event runs until 5:00 p.m.

Mac Hall Ballroom, University of Calgary


  • Ryan Muldoon, senior research fellow in philosophy, politics and economics, University of Pennsylvania and a core member of the 2015 World Development Report team who will be presenting the report.
  • Alister Smith, executive director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean for the World Bank Group.
  • Robert Oxoby, University of Calgary economics professor

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.' 

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    Heath McCoy  
    Communications Advisor, Faculty of Arts
    University of Calgary