Cole Powers, a fourth year Mechanical Engineering student, taking ECON 220, Entrepreneurship Principles, won 5K at the Velocity Fund finals toward his business IntelliCulture. Professor Nunez is extremely proud of this accomplishment. ECON 220 helps students to learn the basics of entrepreneurship to boost their own businesses, and so much more. See the press release on the Velocity website.
I am pleased to announce that Professor Sukesh Ghosh and Mrs. Nandita Ghosh have made a financial gift to the Department to create the Nihar and Mina Bose Graduate Scholarship in Economics. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate student registered full time in the Department of Economics at the University of Waterloo.
Congratulations to undergraduate Math Econ student Galen Wray who was invited to present her research titled Short-Term Inflation Forecasting in Canada Using Machine Learning in the Bank of Canada Poster Session at the Canadian Economics Association Conference held last week. The conference ran from May 30-June 4 in Montreal. Wray had to apply and was one selected as one of twelve undergraduate students to present her work.