LISPOP Symposium on Public Opinion and Polls

Friday, September 20, 2019


The objective of this 1-day event is to discuss how public opinion is measured, how it is used to estimate public preferences, and the impact reported preferences have on political decision making and choices. The 2019 federal election will serve as the focal point for these discussions. This will be a great opportunity for the Laurier community, media, and the general public to engage in what will undoubtedly be an informative and timely discussion! 


Friday, September 20 - Senate and Board Chamber

9:00   -   9:15 am Welcome Deborah MacLatchy (President, Wilfrid Laurier University)
9:15  -  10:30 am Public Opinion Polls Then and Now

Darrell Bricker (Ipsos)
Laura Stephenson (Western University)

10:30 - 10:45 am Break  
10:45 - 12:00 pm

Polls and Election Projections

Introduction by Andrea Perrella (past LISPOP Director)

Barry Kay (Wilfrid Laurier University)

12:15  -  1:15 pm

Alumni welcome by WLUAA President, Ryan Smith (BBA ’98)

Lunch Roundtable: A Career in Public Opinion and Market Research

Sponsored by the Wilfrid Laurier University Alumni Association

Darrell Bricker, Ipsos (BA '83, MA '84)
Michael Howell, Ipsos (BA '06)
Sean Simpson, Ipsos (BA '06, MA '10)
Rachel Weiss, Ipsos (BA '16, MA '17)

* Dates for degrees completed at Wilfirid Laurier University only

1:30   -   2:45 pm The Impact of Election Polls on Information Seeking and Vote Choice Jason Roy (LISPOP Director, Wilfrid Laurier University)
Shane Singh (University of Georgia)
Patrick Fournier (Université de Montréal)
2:45   -    3:00 pm Closing remarks Jason Roy (LISPOP Director, Wilfrid Laurier University)



Senate and Board Chamber

Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Ave W,
Waterloo ON


Registration is free but required. Space is limited. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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Thanks to our sponsors


Wilfrid Laurier University Alumni Association

Wilfrid Laurier University Department of Political Science