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Monday, April 5, 2021

Professor Corey Van de Waal publishes new book

Image of Corey Van de Waal and the book cover of economics and the sports industry

Corey Van de Waal is a continuing lecturer in the Department of Economics. After developing and teaching ECON 254: The Economics of Sport for the past eight years, he's ventured in the publishing world with the release of Economics and the Sports Industry. It is available through Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

Here is a short Q & A with Corey about the book.


Can you provide a bit of background about yourself and the areas of economics you focus on?

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Hubris about testing undermines our COVID response. Professor Mikko Packalen explains.

Test tubes for nasal swabs

 Professor Mikko Packalen outlines why we must be cautious about our expectations of testing in this op-ed for the Financial Post.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Focused COVID-19 restrictions will save lives in poor countries. Professor Mikko Packalen weighs in.

A scrap dealer sorts dismantled TV circuit boards at a scrap yard in Ahmedabad, India, July 2, 2020.

Read his co-authored op-ed piece with Stanford professor Jay Bhattacharya in the Financial Post.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

2020 Arts Alumni Gold Medal goes to Economics Student, Qingyi Yan

Medal

Alumni Relations at the Unviersity of Waterloo recognizes the academic achievements of graduating students by awarding Alumni Gold Medals during the University's convocation ceremonies. One undergraduate student representing each of Waterloo's six faculties receives this prestigious award. This year, the Arts Alumni Gold Medal was awarded to Mathematical Economics student, Qingyi Yan.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Roy Brouwer moderates research webinar

Roy Brouwer

Professor Roy Brouwer, director of the Water Institute, moderated a webinar titled, "Rebooting with Research: Tackling real-world problems", Read the full article on the Water Institute's webpage.  

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