Leith Receives Honor on Botswana's Independence Day
Professor Emeritus J. Clark Leith was awarded Botswana's Presidential Order of Meritorious Service on September 30, 2014. The award was given out during the country’s Independence Day celebrations and recognizes Leith's years of service with the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning and the Bank of Botswana. After serving as Western’s Provost from 1980-86, Leith took up a full-time position as an economic consultant in Botswana's Ministry of Finance and Development Planning. Since then he has held a variety of positions including Director of Research and Senior Policy Advisor at the Bank, and since his retirement in 2003 as economic consultant at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning. Read more on the award and Independence Day celebrations.
Second Annual E-Newsletter Goes Out to Alumni
The second issue of our annual Alumni Newsletter launched on September 11, 2014. This issue features Professors Emeritus David Laidler and Michael Parkin and their impact on today's monetary policy leaders, the new student-run Western Economics Society, an update on our Master of Financial Economics Program, and a faculty profile of Canada Research Chair Lars Stentoft.
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.)
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