Stephen Williamson Recipient of the 2018 Bank of Canada Fellowship Award

We are proud to announce that the Bank of Canada has selected Stephen Williamson as a recipient of the 2018 Bank of Canada Fellowship Award. Recognized as an international expert in macroeconomics and monetary policy, Williamson holds Western's Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Central Banking. This award recognizes “ his outstanding contributions to research in all four of the Bank's core functions,” says Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz (MA '79, PhD '82). “His work is helping to expand knowledge in these fields. Moreover, his commitment to mentoring students and emerging researchers is fostering a new generation of thought leaders in central banking – not just in Canada, but around the world.” See here for the Bank of Canada press release, here for the story in Western News 

MFE Students take the prize at PRMIA Risk Management Challenge

Representing Western University, four MFE students won the Most Strategic Award at the PRMIA Risk Management Challenge. There were 7 teams selected for the regional finals.  They won the Most Strategic Award by using different approach to the analysis, rejecting the standard approach that gave volatile results over the 2008/2009 financial crisis period. We are very proud of their accomplishment – Congratulations!  

Salvador Navarro Selected for Faculty Scholar Award

Salvador Navarro has received the prestigious Faculty Scholar Award, which recognizes scholarly achievements of a faculty member in a critical point in their career who has maintained an excellent record in teaching and research. Congratulations Salvador! 

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