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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Minimum Wage Increases Lead To More Unemployed Immigrants

Professor Anindya Sen reports that steep increases to the minimum wage have a high likelihood of leading to more unemployed immigrants as well as more poverty based on research he conducted with Dr. Kathleen Rybczynski. 

The full article can be read on The Financial Post website.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Dr. Rybczynski finds naturopathy lowers absenteeism

In her recent article Alternative medicine, worker health, and absenteeism in the United States, Kate Rybczynski discusses the positive impact integrative therapies has on absenteeism

John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blows News and Reports comments on Kate's research in the Integrative Practioner

Friday, June 16, 2017

Professor Lam appears on The National

Appearing on The National, CBC interviewed Economics Professor Jean-Paul Lam on June 14, 2017. In the interview Professor Lam discusses the Federal Reserve Bank's decision to raise interest rates and the impact of the rate increase on Canada.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Spring 2017 Convocation


On Wednesday June 14, 2017 the Faculty of Arts held their spring convocation ceremony. 79 students majoring in Economics crossed the stage, officially becoming University of Waterloo alumni.

The Faculty of Arts hosted a reception following the convocation ceremony in the SLC Great Hall for graduates and their families to celebrate their recent academic success.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Economics Student Presents at CEA

Economics undergraduate student Heather Bone was invited to attend the 51st annual Canadian Economics Association Conference, which ran from June 2-June 4 2017.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Popularity of Cryptocurrencies

Professor Jean-Paul Lam recently discussed the popularity of cryptocurrencies in an interview with CTV. The clip can be viewed here.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Upcoming Provincial Budget Discussions

Professor Jean-Paul Lam participated in several french-language media appearances regarding the provincial budget for Radio Canada. Highlighting a balanced budget forecast and free prescription drugs for anyone under 24; the interviews can be heard using the links below

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Econ Prof is a Waterloo Warriors Superfan

Mary Ann Vaughan has participated in clothing drives, sponsored golf tournaments, joined the Adopt-a-Warrior program and created the Mary Ann Vaughan Athletics Excellence Award for Men's Hockey.

Read the full article in Exchange, a magazine for business and economic development, to see what the Waterloo Warrior's hockey teams means to Mary Ann Vaughan.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Once legalized, how do you buy pot?

Professor Anindya Sen discusses the challenges of regulating prices once purchasing marijuana is legalized in Canada. He looks at eliminating the black market, price margins and accessibility.

Full details available on Global News:
Here's how you will buy pot once it's legalized in Canada 

Monday, April 17, 2017

#Monkmania Lives On with UW Economics Alum

Eric Monkman represented the University of Cambridge's Wolfson College team on University Challenge - a popular British TV trivia show. Though his team did not win, Eric Monkman finished the challenge as a social media star, adored for his uncanny breadth of knowledge and quizzical style. The full article can be read here.