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  • October 28-29, 2016: Registration is now open

  • Professor and Chair Audra Bowlus

  • Stephen A. Jarislowsky

  • Professor Emeritus Ron Wonnacott

  • Professor Lance Lochner: CRC in Human Capital and Productivity

NEWS

2016 Honors Theses Highly Commended by The Undergraduate Awards

Two of our 2016 Honors graduates, Delia Chen and Richard Kelly, have been selected as Highly Commended 2016 in the economics category of The Undergraduate Awards 2016 program. Papers submitted are assessed by an international panel of academics and only the top 10% in each category receive the highly commended distinction. The Undergraduate Awards program is the world’s largest international academic awards competition receiving over 5,000 entries. Winners in each category will be announced on September 6, 2016.


Ronald J. Wonnacott - Officer of the Order of Canada

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Ron Wonnacott who has been added to the long list of distinguished men and women as an Officer of the Order of Canada. Professor Wonnacott, who has an impressive list of honours including Royal Society of Canada in 1983, is being recognized for his work in free trade. He began his career at Western in 1958 and obtained his current title as Professor Emeritus in 1996.  See Faculty of Social Science News and Updates and The Globe and Mail.


Glenn Stevens Awarded Companion (AC) in General Divsion of Order of Australia

Glenn Stevens (MA 1985), Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia for the past decade, will retire in September and has been awarded a Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia as part of the Queen’s birthday honours. He is one of 13 people to be awarded the AC this year for “achievement and merit of the highest degree in eminent service to Australia or to humanity at large”. (See St. George & Sutherland Shire Leader.)

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