Dr. David McGrane speaks at several community events and academic conferences each year. Below is list of his upcoming events and his speaking engagements since 2007.
Along with Loleen Berdahl and Kirk Clavelle, Dr. McGrane is presenting a paper to the annual conference of Canadian Political Science Association on June 5th, 2013. The paper is entitled "It's the Economy, Stupid? Assessing the Implications of Economic Perceptions in Provincial Elections."
Along with Jason Roy, Dr. McGrane is presenting a paper to the annual conference of Canadian Political Science Association on June 5th, 2013. The paper is entitled "Canadian Provincial Voting Behaviour: Birds of a Feather?"
Dr. McGrane spoke about how Bill 85 is a part of the Wall government’s larger political agenda on April 9th to a group of concerned students and members of SEIU-West.
Along with Loleen Berdahl, Dr. McGrane presented a paper entitled "Public Attitudes towards Unions in Saskatchewan" to the Reflections on Labour: The Future of Saskatchewan Labour Legislation Conference at the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan on March 2nd.
On February 9th, Dr. McGrane gave a talk entitled "The Labour Movement and the Electoral Success of the Saskatchewan Party Success" to the Saskatoon District Labour Council in Saskatoon.
On February 5th, Dr. McGrane spoke to the Women in the Legislature program about Saskatchewan's political institutions in Saskatoon.
On January 21st, Dr. McGrane spoke to the Canadian Club of Regina on secrets of the Saskatchewan Party's success at 11:30am-1:00pm at the Executive Royal Hotel (Formerly West Harvest Inn) in Regina.
On January 31st, Dr. McGrane spoke to the Promotion Club of Saskatoon on secrets of the Saskatchewan Party's success at 12:00pm-1:00pm at the Park Town Hotel in Saskatoon.
On February 6th, Dr. McGrane gave a speech from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in French entitled "Les secrets de la réussite du parti Saskatchewanais " to the Association francophone pour le saviour (ACFAS) at the University of Saskatchewan. The room is to be announced.
On June 13, 2012, Dr. McGrane made two presentations to the Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association. The first presentation was a paper entitled "Small World? An Quantitative Examination of Political Cultures in Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan after the 2011 Provincial Elections" co-authored with Dr. Loleen Berdahl. The second presentation was entitled "Explaining the Federal NDP’s ‘Great Transformation’."
Dr. McGrane spoke on public opinion and labour issues at the Annual General Meeting of the Saskatoon & District Labour Council on February 11, 2012.
On November 8th, Dr. McGrane participated in a panel discussion on the aftermath of the Saskatchewan provincial election at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. Read the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix story covering the event.
On September 30, 2011, Dr. McGrane is presented a paper entitled "Multiculturalism in Manitoba and Saskatchewan: An Historical Perspective" at a conference entitled Multiculturalism Turns 40: Reflections on the Canadian Policy Conference held by the Association of Canadian Studies in Ottawa.
Presented a paper entitled "Diverging Paths: A Classification of the Childcare Regimes of Canadian Provinces" at the Annual Meeting of the Prairie Political Science Association at the University of Manitoba on October 1-2, 2010. Download a copy of the paper.
Participated in a panel discussion on the topic of Catholicism and social democracy at special event entitled “Christianity and Socialism: The Legacy of Father Eugene Cullinane” on Thursday, November 18th, 2010. The event was sponsored by St. Thomas More College.
Presented a paper entitled “Cultural Retention versus Cultural Integration: Multiculturalism and Immigrant Settlement Policies in Saskatchewan” at the Managing Immigration: The Canadian/Ukrainian/Saskatchewan Experience Symposium that will take place on May 11th-12th, 2010 at the Hnatyshyn Canadian Studies Centre, Chernivtsi National University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine. See a Summary of Dr. McGrane's Presentation and the Conference Website.
Delivered a lecture in the St. Thomas More Student Union’s John Thompson Lecture Series entitled “Is Canada turning into a dictatorship”, March 11th, 2010, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Participated in a panel discussion on the topic of “What is democracy” organized by the University of Saskatchewan Political Studies Department, STM Political Studies Department, the Saskatchewan Chapter of Fair Vote Canada, CAPP Saskatoon (Canadians Advocating Political Participation, formerly Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament) and Grassroots Citizens' Democracy Group on March 20th, 2010, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Participated in panel discussion on Pope Benedict’s Encyclical “Charity in Truth” organized as part of the STM Faculty Series, November 19th, 2009, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Participated in a multidisciplinary panel on nuclear power in Saskatchewan for the University of Saskatchewan Links Learning Community (students in this community are enrolled in Chemistry, Biology and English), Oct. 27, 2009, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Presented a paper entitled “A Profitable Mosaic: The Immigration and Multiculturalism Policies of the Manitoba Provincial Government, 1969-2009” at the Conference of the Prairie Political Science Association, October 3, 2009, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta.
Presented a paper entitled “Balancing Conflicting Purposes: Saskatchewan Taxation Policies (1944-Present)” at the New Approaches to Governance: Saskatchewan in the 21st Century Conference organized by the STM Political Studies Department, September 26, 2009, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Presented a paper entitled “What’s the Point? The Role of the Political Scientist in the Canadian Media” at the 2009 Canadian Political Science Association Conference, May 29th, 2009, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.
Presented a paper entitled “Le fédéralisme différencié : une approche efficace?” presented at “Reconfiguration des institutions et transformation du lien politique”, Colloque du Laboratoire d'études et de recherches sur le fédéralisme et les institutions, May 27th, 2009, Université d’Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario.
Participated in a panel discussion on the results of the Canadian federal election along with political studies professors and graduate students from the University of Saskatchewan Political Studies Department, October 15th, 2008, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Participated in a panel discussion on the Canadian federal election along with three other political studies professors, October 6th, 2008, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The panel was organized by the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and was televised several times on SHAW community television in Saskatoon.
Presented a paper entitled “A Way Forward? One-off Federalism in Canada” at the Conference of the Prairie Provinces Political Science Association, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, September 27th, 2008.
Delivered a lecture entitled “The Effect of the American Presidential Election on Saskatchewan and Canada: What does it mean for our Businesses and Communities?” to the Saskatchewan Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs, September 10th, 2008 at the Saskatoon Club, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Delivered a lecture entitled “The Effect of the Canadian Federal Election on Saskatchewan” to the Ukrainian Professional and Businessmen’s Club, October 2nd, 2008 at Rembrandt’s, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Delivered a lecture entitled “Has the Suggestion of a Coalition Government Fundamentally Transformed Canadian politics?” to the Laurier Club, January 15th, 2009 at The Cave, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Delivered a lecture entitled “Saskatchewan Politics and Western Alienation” for the STM Scholar Seminar Series, November 19th, 2007, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Participated in a panel discussing the results of the Saskatchewan provincial elections with political studies professors and graduate students, November 8th, 2007, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Delivered a lecture entitled “Western Alienation and Saskatchewan Social Democracy” to the Alumni of the University of Saskatchewan Political Studies Department, September 14th, 2007, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Presented a paper entitled “Socio-Economic Determinants of Voting Behaviour in Canadian Provincial Elections from 1984 to 2004” at the Canadian Political Science Association Conference, June 1st, 2007, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Presented a paper entitled “Federalism, Regionalism and the Political Economy of Saskatchewan” at the Congress of the Society for Socialist Studies, June 2nd, 2007, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.