Congratulations to George Orlov (PhD expected 2017) who has won a place among 20 finalists in Western’s 3MT (3 Minute Thesis) competition. Graduate students have three minutes or less to present their research and its impact to a panel of non-specialist judges and peers. George will participate in Western’s final round competition on April 5, 2017 with his talk entitled, "Language Training and Immigrants' Success in Canada".
Randy Lai (BA 1993) is the most recent Economics alumna to be featured in Western’s Extraordinary series. She is being recognized for her success in business in her current role as Managing Director of McDonald’s Hong Kong since 2011, her numerous awards in management, leadership, marketing and operations excellence, and her community involvement. See Be Extraordinary.
The Barbados Government Service announced on February 24, 2017 that Cleviston Haynes (MA 1983), currently Deputy Governor, will be appointed to act as Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados. Since joining the Research Department at the Bank as an economist in 1980, Cleviston has held several other positions including the Deputy Governor post since January 2010. [Read more.]
Professor Ananth Ramanarayanan was recently interviewed by Mohammad Abrar from Radio Western about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), talking first about the agreement’s inception and purpose. Later, Ramanarayanan suggested consequences that may arise from the United States either withdrawing from or renegotiating trade deals. (CHRW 94.9, Thursday, February 16, 2017.)
London Health Sciences Centre announced on February 14, 2017 that Professor Emeritus John Knight, who passed away in January 2016, donated $5.25 million towards the Translational Ovarian Cancer Research team in memory of his wife Mary, who died from ovarian cancer in 2008. The Victoria Hospital atrium has been named the Mary and John Knight Atrium in recognition of their estate gift. Read more.