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Tiff Macklem

Economics Alumnus named Future Governor of the Bank of Canada

Tiff Macklem (Western Economics Ph.D. 1989) has been named the new Bank of Canada Governor by Finance, continuing the tradition of Western alumni in leadership roles at the central bank.
People in train station

Pandemic making economic future uncertain

With reports of six million people applying for Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), Economics professor Audra Bowlus estimates the unemployment rate in April could approach 30 per cent. That numbers surpasses even the highest unemployment rate recorded during the Great Depression.
Elizabeth Hayden

No universal stress response to COVID-19

As the world responds to the COVID-19, many people are feeling more stress than they normally would. How deeply this affects them and how they respond to this stress will depend on many factors says Elizabeth Hayden, professor in the Department of Psychology.

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