Seminar to consider Keynesian contribution to economics

The global economic crisis that began in August 2007 has shaken the belief that financial crises belong only to the past, says Robert Dimand.

“At every moment in the evolution of economics, you could find people who were convinced that the way things were is how they would always be,” he says.

A professor of economics at Brock University, Dimand will explore the value of teaching economic history in his free public presentation “What to tell a Graduate Course in Macroeconomics about Keynes,” at 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, in room 1163, Chrysler Hall North.

Student group to offer information session on international internship

With the realities of today’s tight job markets, young people are looking for new ways to try the international job market on for size. However, going on an international internship can turn from exciting to nerve-racking without the right guidance.

AIESEC Windsor will hold an information session on Wednesday, November 21, at 2 p.m. in room 263, Chrysler Hall South, to discuss the organization and its role in the application process for international experience.

Memorial service to honour late head of economics department

The family of Peter Townley, the economics department head who died August 3, will join his friends and colleagues for a campus memorial service on Monday, November 19.

Everyone is welcome to attend the service, which will begin at 10 a.m. in room 1162, Chrysler Hall North.

Seminar to explain work of economists

Recent economics grads Jessica Courtney (BSc 2009) and Tim Scholz (BSc 2008) will discuss their careers in a seminar entitled “What Economists Do” on Friday, October 12.

The event is the fourth in an annual series to provide an opportunity for students to meet working economists, discuss their personal career development and the challenges and rewards of life as a professional economist.

Educational support services help student adjust to Canadian university life

As a student new to Canada, Syeda Fariha found it difficult to adjust to the differing expectations of her professors. She transferred to Windsor in fall 2011 after two years studying economics in her native Bangladesh.

“In the beginning, I had no friends and I was struggling with my studies,” she recalls. “I was frustrated and disappointed.”

However, Connecting4Success and other programs of the Educational Development Centre have helped her gain confidence.

Women’s basketball gold medal game wins local broadcast

Cogeco cable 11 will air the Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s basketball gold medal game between the Windsor Lancers and UBC Thunderbirds at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24.

The CIS named Lancer guard Miah-Marie Langlois its female athlete of the week after she led her team to the national championship.

Discussion to point up value of trade for Canadian economy

Vertical trade – companies breaking down production processes and importing more of their inputs – has encouraged specialization and enabled them to generate economies of scale, says Michael Burt of the Conference Board of Canada. However, conventional measures of trade may misrepresent the nature of international trade.