News archive - February 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018

Professor Larry Smith named Director of the Problem Lab

Larry Smith

Economics professor Larry Smith will spearhead Canada's first problem lab designed to help students with the first steps of entrepreneurship by helping them understand a significant problem. 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Professor Teferi Mergo named fellow of global research network

Headshot of Teferi Mergo

Teferi Mergo, an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and at St. Paul's, was appointed a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO). GLO is a non-partisan, independent organization that serves as an international network and virtual platform for researchers and policy makers.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Faculty and PhD holiday event

Professor Chaussé, Professor Forand, and Professor Parker

Faculty and PhD students gathered to celebrate the holidays before the winter break. As it turns out, our department's talented economists are also talented musicians. Attendees enjoyed lively performances by Professor Insley, Professor Forand, Professor Parker, Professor Chaussé and Professor Rybczynski. 

Monday, February 5, 2018

A visit from UWaterloo Econ alumnus named to "40 under 40" list by CIO Magazine

Lunch with alumnus Michael Ashmore

Thanks to Economics Alumnus Michael Ashmore (BA Honours in Economics) for visiting us at the University of Waterloo. Michael currently works in New York for OMERS Capital Markets. He was named by Chief Investment Officer Magazine to their 40 Under 40 list of people who show great passion for their work and are potential game changers of the future. We are always very happy to hear from our alumni and learn how their education has helped them along their career path.