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  • October 28-29, 2016: Registration is now open

  • Professor and Chair Audra Bowlus

  • Stephen A. Jarislowsky

  • Professor Emeritus Ron Wonnacott

  • Professor Lance Lochner: CRC in Human Capital and Productivity


Farewell to Reserve Bank of Australia’s Governor Glenn Stevens

After a decade in his role as Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, and having joined the bank in 1980, Glenn Stevens (MA 1985) officially steps down from his position on September 18, 2016. In 2013, Stevens was featured in Western’s Be Extraordinary Campaign and in 2014 was awarded an Honorary Degree at Western’s 303rd convocation. Stevens was also recently awarded a Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

Terry Sicular On Trudeau’s Trip to China

Terry Sicular, whose research interests include China's economy, was interviewed on CFPL AM 980's Craig Needles show August 31, 2016 regarding Justin Trudeau's trip to China. Sicular commented that Trudeau's trip to China, Canada's second largest trade partner, provides an opportunity for dialogue on issues of common interest to the two countries, including trade and foreign investment  (Craig Needles Show (Sicular - 11:35) or itunes podcast.)

2016 Honors Theses Highly Commended by The Undergraduate Awards

Two of our 2016 Honors graduates, Delia Chen and Richard Kelly, have been selected as Highly Commended 2016 in the economics category of The Undergraduate Awards 2016 program. Papers submitted are assessed by an international panel of academics and only the top 10% in each category receive the highly commended distinction. The Undergraduate Awards program is the world’s largest international academic awards competition receiving over 5,000 entries. Winners in each category will be announced on September 6, 2016.

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