Congratulations to PhD student Renfang Tian who successfully defended her PhD! Her thesis is titled, “On Functional Data Analysis: Methodologies and Applications”. Her supervisor was Professor Tao Chen. The department is incredibly proud of your hard work. Renfang will be an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) at King's University College at Western University. Excellent job, Renfang!
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.
The Department of Economics congratulates Quinlan Lee on receiving the Amit Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student. This award formally acknowledges excellence in teaching by a registered student. Quinlan has been facilitating ECON 323 tutorials while completing his undergraduate studies in Economics.