The Arts Young Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have made outstanding contributions in their professional field, in the community, and in public service within 10 years of graduation. This year, the recipient of this award is Mandy Tao, a graduate of the UW Economics program (2011).
This Arts Young Alumni Award is another proud achievement Mandy can add to her already impressive resume. Currently serving as the Director of Strategy at Merck, Mandy has also been busy co-founding "Education Togo Switzerland", learning new languages and climbing volcanoes.
Matt Condie, Honours Economics and Arts & Business student, was awarded the 2017 Co-op Student of the Year award. This award is presented to one student per faculty every year for exceptional contributions to one or more of their work term employers. Matt stepped up to the plate in a big way during his work term at HubHead Corporation and successfully reinvented the company's social media presence.
In articles published in The Globe and Mail, Financial Post and National Post, Professor Jean-Paul Lam comments on the risks associated with cryptocurrency investing. You can read both The Globe and Mail and Financial Post articles online.
The Department of Economics congratulates Hongxiu Li on the successful defense of her PhD thesis entitled "Three Essays on the Economics of Innovation as Adaptation to Climate Change", supervised by Professor Horatiu Rus. In January 2018, Hongxiu Li will be joining Roy Brouwer's research team at the Water Institute as a Postdoctoral Fellow.