Second Annual E-Newsletter Goes Out to Alumni
The second issue of our annual Alumni Newsletter launched on September 11, 2014. This issue features Professors Emeritus David Laidler and Michael Parkin and their impact on today's monetary policy leaders, the new student-run Western Economics Society, an update on our Master of Financial Economics Program, and a faculty profile of Canada Research Chair Lars Stentoft.
Alumnus Mr. Glenn Stevens Receives Honorary Degree
Mr. Glenn Stevens (MA ’85), Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, addressed the June 17 morning session of Western’s 303rd Convocation. Chair Audra Bowlus noted in her citation that Mr. Stevens had attended Western when it had a world renowned group of monetary and international economists undoubtedly influencing his career at the Bank. (See Western News.)
Alumnus Fearon Named Brandon University's New President
Congratulations are extended to Dr. Gervan Fearon (PhD '99) who has been named Brandon University’s new President and Vice-Chancellor effective August 1, 2014. Fearon, a former student of Professor Al Slivinski, is Brandon’s current Vice-President and Vice-Chancellor. He has had a distinguished career in academia and government and is a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.
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