Director's Message

 

Dear alumni and friends,

 

The new term is officially here and UBC sees the return of in-person classes this week. The university community has worked hard over the last several months to ensure the return to campus is safe and productive for everyone, and I want to thank our faculty, staff, and students for their efforts. With public health measures in place, including masks and rapid testing, I look forward to welcoming back students and visitors.

 

To learn more about the university’s safe return plan, visit https://covid19.ubc.ca/campus-return-plan/. And if you’re eligible and you haven’t already gotten vaccinated, I encourage you to do so.

 

Over the summer, several of our faculty members were recognized by their peers for their outstanding work and research contributions. You can learn more about their achievements, including Dr. Mukesh Eswaran making history with the Canadian Economics Association, in this month’s newsletter.

 

You’ll also meet a recent Bachelor of International Economics alumna, Vasu Agarwal. She’s launched a start-up venture with help from e@UBC, an innovative program that helps support the entrepreneurial pursuits of UBC community members, including alumni.

 

Lastly, you yourselves may be transitioning to in-office, remote, or hybrid work this fall. Some of you may also be starting a new job, role, or career. Or some of you may be enjoying retirement. I want to wish you well on whatever your next steps may be. As VSE alumni, I am confident you have the momentum you need for continued success.

 

Until next time,

 

Dr. Patrick Francois, VSE Director


 

Faculty News

 

DR. MUKESH ESWARAN NAMED FELLOW OF THE CEA

Professor Emeritus Dr. Mukesh Eswaran is the first person of colour to be inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Economics Association.

 

 

UBC ECONOMISTS WIN TOP AWARDS FROM CEA

The Canadian Economics Association has awarded Dr. David Green with McCracken Award for Economic Statistics and Dr. Craig Riddell with the Doug Purvis Memorial Prize.

 

DR. MAURICIO DRELICHMAN RECEIVES 2021 EARL J. HAMILTON PRIZE

The prize from the Spanish Economic History Association honours the best research article on Spanish economic history published in an international journal in the previous year.


 

Alumni News

 

 

 

BIE ALUMNA LAUNCHES PLANT-BASED MEAL DELIVERY SERVICE IN VANCOUVER

Bachelor of International Economics alumnus Vasu Agarwal has combined her passions for food and entrepreneurship to launch a new start-up company in Vancouver.

 


 

Events

 

INTERVIEW WITH DR. DANIEL KAHNEMAN

 

Dr. Daniel Kahneman, Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs Emeritus at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, is notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, as well as behavioural economics, for which he was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

12 - 1 p.m. PDT

via Zoom


UBC HOMECOMING - ADVENTURES IN CRAFT BEER

 

Join us for a guided craft beer tasting experience from the comfort of your own home.

 

Friday, September 17, 2021
5 - 6 p.m. PDT
Online webinar

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