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.
Parkin and Laidler Profiled in The Globe and Mail
The recent appointment of Carolyn Wilkins (MA, 1988) to Senior Deputy Governor at the Bank of Canada prompted The Globe and Mail to do a feature article on Professors Emeritus David Laidler and Michael Parkin. Described as a golden era the article highlights the history of the pairs’ arrival at Western from Britain, the influence their research has had on monetary policy in Canada and around the world, and the remarkable set of researchers and students who were incited to come to Western in the 1970s and 1980s to work and study with them. Just like Wilkins many of these students are now providing today’s intellectual leadership with regard to monetary policy worldwide.
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