Inaugural Master of Financial Economics Cohort Celebrates Program Completion
As December exams draw to a close, so does the final term for the inaugural MFE students. After sixteen months of committed study, including a four month internship, MFE students are ready to embrace employment opportunities in the financial industry. The inaugural MFE cohort toasted their Western success at the Grad Club on December 10, 2014. The Department of Economics, Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, Ivey Business School and Faculty of Law extend congratulations and best wishes to each and every student.
Leith Receives Honor on Botswana's Independence Day
Professor Emeritus J. Clark Leith was awarded Botswana's Presidential Order of Meritorious Service on September 30, 2014. The award was given out during the country’s Independence Day celebrations and recognizes Leith's years of service with the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning and the Bank of Botswana. After serving as Western’s Provost from 1980-86, Leith took up a full-time position as an economic consultant in Botswana's Ministry of Finance and Development Planning. Since then he has held a variety of positions including Director of Research and Senior Policy Advisor at the Bank, and since his retirement in 2003 as economic consultant at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning. Read more on the award and Independence Day celebrations.
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.
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