The AIMS team—with long experience in business, government, universities and the media—doesn’t merely produce research. We make a difference by linking ideas with today’s public policy challenges and making sure that business leaders, the media, policy makers and ordinary citizens have the knowledge and the understanding necessary to ensure that government action will contribute to a safer, stronger, freer and more prosperous region and country.

AIMS has built a strong reputation for bringing for attracting leading thinkers to Atlantic Canada to share their experiences. Check regularly to see what we have coming up!

What you see below is a brief listing of previous AIMS events.

For a detailed listing of events held by the Friends of AIMS program, click here.


AIMS Policy Roundtable with Dr. Paul Bennett on Public Education in Nova Scotia in Halifax, Nova Scotia| 15 March 2018 | Halifax Central Library

AIMS on Campus, Dr. Glenn Fox “Free Market Environmentalism” in Ottawa, Ontario| 08 March 2018 | University of Ottawa

The Life Sciences Industry of Tomorrow: Healthy Canadians, Healthy Future with Pamela C. Fralick in Halifax, Nova Scotia| 7 February 2018 | The Prince George Hotel


AIMS on Campus, Dr. Nimish Adhia “Do Immigrants Steal Jobs?” in St. John’s, Newfoundland| 22 November 2017 | Memorial University

Fiscal Realities in Newfoundland and Labrador with Minister of Finance Tom Osborne in St John’s, Newfoundland| 15 November 2017 | Capital Hotel

2017 Chairman’s Dinner with Frank McKenna in Halifax, Nova Scotia| 11 October 2017 | Pier 21

Taking Stock: Regional Challenges in Nova Scotia with David Mackinnon in Halifax, Nova Scotia| 22 June 2017 | Halifax Central Library

Friends of AIMS Luncheon with Chairman John Risley, O.C. in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador | 25 May 2017 | Sheraton St. John’s

AIMS on Campus, Dr. Pierre Desrochers The Locavore’s Dilemma: Five Myths of the ‘Buy Local’ Trend | 31 March 2017 | Acadia University

Friends of AIMS Breakfast with Allan Fogwill, President of the Canadian Energy Research Institute | 30 January 2017 | Prince George Hotel


Friends of AIMS Luncheon, with Dr. Lawrence Schembri, Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada | 8 November, 2016 | Prince George Hotel

Chairman’s Dinner 2016, “The US election and its implications for Canada” with Gary Doer, O.M. | 27 October, 2016 | World Trade and Convention Centre

AIMS on Campus Presents: “What would Canada look like with 100-million people?”, with Dr. Irvin Studin | 16 and 17 November, 2016 | Mt. Allison University and Dalhousie University

AIMS Health Literacy Forum, with Dr. John Ross and Dr. David Zitner | 13 April 2016 | Halifax Central Library


Michael Binnion on Hydraulic Fracturing | October 31, 2015

Public Participation in Quality Health Care and Policy Reform | October 13, 2015

2015 Chairman’s Dinner | September 22, 2015

Health Care Policy Reform, | May 21, 2015

For the Love of Nova Scotia, Let’s Focus on the Economy: The Ivany Report One Year Later | February 11, 2015


Special Event with John Carpay, President of the JCCF | December 15, 2014

Special Event with Gérard Latulippe, High Commissioner in Trinidad and Tobago | November 18/19, 2014

A Fire-Side Chat with Shell Canada President Lorraine Mitchelmore | May 28/29, 2014

Assessing the Ivany Report: “Where to From Here?” | May 9, 2014


A Fire-Side Chat with the Honourable Minister Flaherty | June 6, 2013


AIMS Luncheon with Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney | June 21, 2012

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