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Friday, October 6, 2017

Professor Joel Blit invited to roundtable with lead NAFTA negotiator and cabinet minister

On October 6th, Professor Joel Blit was invited to attend a roundtable with Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Steve Verheul, Canada's lead NAFTA negotiator, to advise them on intellectual property for NAFTA negotiations. More information about Canada's objectives in the current round of negotiations can be found in this Macleans article.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Professor Ana Ferrer joins the IZA as a Research Fellow

The Department would like to congratulate Professor Ferrer on becoming a Research Fellow at the IZA (Institute of Labor Economics) in July 2017.

Information on the IZA can be found at:

Link to Professor Ferrer's work on the IZA site:

Monday, October 23, 2017

Larry Smith featured in Waterloo Chronicle article

Economics professor Larry Smith was featured in a Waterloo Chronicle article highlighting the recent positive gains made by local elementary schools in provincial test scores. "Economic success now demands lifelong learning that starts with foundational skills in elementary school" says Professor Smith. The rest of the article is available online.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Professor Zara Liaqat featured in Policy Options

Professor Liaqat's research on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was featured in Policy Options' special trade feature. It discusses the importance of Canada’s continued participation in helping to secure access to important markets.

The full article can be found here:

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.