On May 7 and May 8 of 2004, NoSweat SFU hosted a conference on “Ethical Purchasing, Human Rights, and Public Policy Initiatives at B.C. Post Secondary institutions”. This conference provided a province-wide forum that addressed some of the major questions arising from ethical purchasing policy adoption. Stakeholders from across BC came to discuss their views with experts from other Canadian universities outside BC that have already implemented Ethical Purchasing Policies at their institutions. Over one hundred people from across the country participated in this conference.
The Critical Thoughts Team is now publishing a report based on that conference and auxiliary research. You can download a Conference debrief, which includes an outline for the report, at: http://www.criticalthoughts.ca/ethicalpurchasing.htm