Parkin and Laidler Profiled in The Globe and Mail
The recent appointment of Carolyn Wilkins (MA, 1988) to Senior Deputy Governor at the Bank of Canada prompted The Globe and Mail to do a feature article on Professors Emeritus David Laidler and Michael Parkin. Described as a golden era the article highlights the history of the pairs’ arrival at Western from Britain, the influence their research has had on monetary policy in Canada and around the world, and the remarkable set of researchers and students who were incited to come to Western in the 1970s and 1980s to work and study with them. Just like Wilkins many of these students are now providing today’s intellectual leadership with regard to monetary policy worldwide.
Alumna Carolyn Wilkins Appointed Senior Deputy Governor
For the third time in a row the Western Economics alumni pool has been tapped to fill the Senior Deputy Governor position at the Bank of Canada. Carolyn Wilkins (M.A. 1988), currently an Advisor to Governor Stephen Poloz (Ph.D. 1982), has been appointed for a seven-year term beginning May 2, 2014. Wilkins joined the Bank in 2001. In her new post she will oversee the Bank’s strategic planning and operations and share responsibility for the conduct of monetary policy as a member of the Bank's Governing Council.
Congratulations to 2013-2014 Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Award Winners
Western Economics is pleased to announce that Andrés Carvajal was nominated by the graduate students as Graduate Professor of the Year and Ananth Ramanarayanan was nominated by the undergraduate students as Undergraduate Professor of the Year. Antonella Mancino was selected as the 2013-2014 Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year. Alex Apostolovski and Ivan Gonzalez-Berenguer were named Tutorial Leaders of the Year by the first year class of undergraduate students. George Orlov also received Notable Mention for his work as a Tutorial Assistant in an upper year undergraduate class.