Alumni Updates

Below you will find the updates volunteered by alumni organized by decade. Please tell us what's going on with you by contacting us at

1990s | 2000s | 2010s


Haoming Liu (Ph.D 99) and his family moved to Singapore in 1999, he currently works as an associate professor at the department of economics, the National University of Singapore.


Shannon Seitz (PhD 2000) was recently promoted to Vice President at Analysis Group in Boston. Since moving to Boston Shannon has caught the running bug and is currently training for her 9th marathon.

Gueorgui Kambourov (PhD, 2004) is now a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto. He lives with his family in Mississauga, Ontario.

Hideki Ariizumi (PhD 2006) is a tenured associate professor in the Department of Economics in School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo.

Yahong Zhang (PhD 2006) is a senior analyst at the Bank of Canada. Her work "Price-level versus Inflation Targeting with Financial Market Implications," joint with Francisco Covas, in the Canadian Journal of Economics (Vol. 43(4), 2010) has received the honourable mention for the Doug Purvis Memorial prize in 2011.

Huju Liu (PhD 2009) currently works at Statistics Canada and the Center for Data Development and Economic Research (CDER) as a research economist. He is married with two beautiful daughters.


Javier Cano-Urbina (PhD 2012) moved to Tallahassee Florida in August , 2012 and currently works as an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Florida State University. He is teaching a PhD course in labour economics. He is not in love with college football yet, and might never be, but the weather suits him well.  Because teaching and a tenure track position has kept him busy, he has had only two trips to the nearby beaches at St. George Island and Panama City. He keeps his ties with Western and with Canada as he is currently working with former colleagues here and at Simon Fraser.