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Economics Alumni to Receive Honorary Degrees

Robert McEwen (BA '73) and Stephen S. Poloz (MA '79, PhD '82) will receive honorary degrees, Doctors of Laws, honoris causa, at Western's 313th Convocation this spring. McEwen serves as the Chairman and Chief Owner of McEwen Mining Inc. and is the former Chairman and CEO of Goldcorp Inc. Poloz, the Governor of the Bank of Canada since 2013, additionally serves as Chairman of the Bank's Board of Directors and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements. The article on all nineteen distinguished individuals can be found at Western News.


 Economics Alumni Featured in the Globe's Report on Business

Economics Alumni, Tiff Macklem (PhD '89), Munir Sheikh (PhD '73), and Carolyn Wilkins (MA '88) were all featured in the February 1st edition of the Globe and Mail's Report on Business. Macklem, Dean of the Rotman School of Management, discusses Canada's potential growth in the labour force in an opinion piece, and Sheikh, Professor at Carleton University, has an opinion piece on the gaps in Canadian data. Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor at the Bank of Canada, addresses concerns regarding consumer debt levels. 


Alumnus Named Among Order of Canada Honorees

Henri-Paul Rousseau (PhD’74) has been named a Member to the Order of Canada. This national order, one of the country’s highest civilian honours, recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Rousseau has been named for his contributions to the economy and his social and community involvement. Prior to retiring in 2018, Rousseau served as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of CDP Capital Inc. The article on Western alumni and faculty who are new Members, including Rousseau, can be found at Western News.


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