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Monday, July 4, 2022

Congratulations Economics Undergraduate Award Winners!

Graduating Economics students are recognized for their hard work and dedication each year. There are several awards given out to students who have demonstrated outstanding work in their academic performance. The awards given are:

Thursday, March 17, 2022

JP Lam on preparing for pandemics

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JP Lam, a UWaterloo Economics professor, is special advisor and team lead working on a project for AI outbreak (pandemic) detection. Read how the team is preparing for the next pandemic.

Monday, January 17, 2022

And that’s a wrap! First ECON-nection mentorship program concludes

Our Student Outreach Coordinator for Fall 2021, Yana Tiwari, presents Vicky Chen with a W Store gift card

The end of the Fall term in 2021 also marked the conclusion of the department’s first ever mentorship program for new Economics majors. The ECON-nection mentorship program connects 2A Economics students, who are in the first term of their studies as an Economics major, with upper year Economics students as their guide and friendly colleagues.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Professor Emeritus Karl Bennett featured in UWaterloo news

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Recently featured in the UWaterloo daily bulletin was a very interesting article about the Black experience at Waterloo from the 1960s to the 1990s. Some of the early hires of Black professors are highlighted, including Dr. Karl Bennett in Economics, now a Professor Emeritus. These faculty members "had lasting impacts on the community and the world."

Monday, December 10, 2018

Economics Grad Receives 2018 Arts Young Alumni Award

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.

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