Alberta Views Live: Budget 2020 Dig In

Mar 11 @ 7 PM – 8:30 PM $10 – $12
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW


Who better to offer a fresh perspective on the upcoming provincial budget announcement than this stellar duo, both of whom exemplify Alberta Views magazine’s trademark intellectual rigour? Melanee Thomas and Trevor Tombe will provide in-depth takes on the current conversations around the budget, as well as offer unique insights into what an engaged citizenry should be talking about. Hosted by Shelley Youngblut, this event includes an audience Q&A. Cash bar available. Presented in partnership with Wordfest and Alberta Views Magazine.


Dr. Melanee Thomas is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary. She researches the causes and consequences of gender-based political inequality, with a particular focus on political attitudes and behaviour. Her current projects include an exploration of the effects of gender, socialization, and psychological orientations to politics (funded by a SSHRC Insight Grant), a project examining the role electoral districts play in voter turnout, party competition, and representational diversity (funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant), and an exploration of public and elite opinion about the environment, the economy, and climate change (funded through the University of Calgary Vice President Research).

Dr. Trevor Tombe is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Calgary and a Research Fellow at The School of Public Policy. Prior to joining the University of Calgary in 2012, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. His research focuses on a broad range of topics from international trade and public finance to energy and environmental policy. In addition to his academic work, he regularly promotes the public understanding of economics and policy issues through his numerous public policy papers through the School, active social media presence, and general interest writings in various media outlets.