News and Announcements
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.
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.