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  • Professor Lars Stentoft: CRC Research Chair in Financial Econometrics

  • Professor Salvador Navarro: W. Glenn Campbell Fellow - 2015-2020

  • Professor Charles Zheng: Christopher J. Grimes Faculty Fellowship, 2015-2020


Jarislowsky Chair in Central Banking Announced for Economics

President Amit Chakma has announced that The Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Central Banking will be established in the Department of Economics, thanks to a generous donation from the The Jarislowsky Foundation. The $2 million endowed gift, to be matched by Western, aims to encourage excellence in teaching, mentorship and research in areas essential to central bank policy and decision-making. By building on the Department’s existing strengths, the Jarislowsky Chair will continue and enhance Western Economics’ significant contributions to central banking in Canada and internationally.

Jim Davies Receives CAUT Dedicated Service Award

Jim Davies has received the Canadian Association of University Teacher's Dedicated Service Award. This award was established in 2003 to recognize individuals for exceptional service to their faculty associations. Jim has been a member of the UWOFA salary committee since 1998 and its chair since 2005 except when on leave. Beginning in 2002, he has also served on five UWOFA negotiating teams in collective bargaining. Jim has represented UWOFA on a number of university salary committees and is a past UWOFA Treasurer and Board member. He joins six other UWO faculty members who have previously received this award.

Congratulations to 2015-2016 Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Award Winners

Western Economics is pleased to announce that Ananth Ramanarayanan was nominated by the graduate students as Graduate Professor of the Year and Jonathan Rosborough was nominated by the undergraduate students as Undergraduate Professor of the Year. Shannon Potter was selected as the 2015-2016 Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year. Adam Rooney and Trevor Mannella were named Tutorial Leaders of the Year by the first-year class of undergraduate students.

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