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Graduate student recognition

Submitted by gurmika.mann on Fri, 11/09/2018 - 11:17am

Department of Economics graduate student recognition

Each year, the Department of Economics is proud to recognize and celebrate the teaching excellence, the cutting-edge research, and the academic achievements of our graduate students with a long list of awards, prizes, and scholarships.

Teaching awards

Submitted by gurmika.mann on Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:19pm

MA Teaching Assistant Excellence Prize

Awarded annually by the Graduate Program Director for the best graduate teaching assistant. The winning TA should exceed the Department's expectations and the successful student will receive a parchment and their name added to a plaque within the department, as well as a prize of $200.

Award recipients

2018 Catalina Cuzzani

PhD Teaching Assistant Excellence Prize

Awarded annually by the Graduate Program Director for the best doctoral teaching assistant. The winning TA should exceed the Department's expectations and the successful student will receive a parchment and their name added to a plaque within the department, as well as a prize of $200.

Award recipients

2018 Safoura Moeeni

Victor Yang Song Graduate Student Teaching Award

Awarded annually in the Fall semester by the Head of the Department in recognition of teaching excellence by a graduate student teaching a Spring or Summer semester course. The successful student will receive a parchment and their name added to a plaque within the department as well as $200.

Award recipients

2018 Blake Shaffer

Research awards

Submitted by gurmika.mann on Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:24pm

James D. Gaisford Research Prize

A committee, chaired by the Head of the Research Activities Committee, will adjudicate the Second Year Research Papers, and award the best Second Year Research Paper by a PhD student with $500. (Note: all second year students must present their papers t the department before the prize is awarded)

Award recipients

2018 Dennis Nsafoah

Anton and Dalgarno Memorial Post-Candidacy Research Award

(Department Recommended Award)
Dr. Frank Anton was appointed the first Department Head of Economics at the University of Calgary in 1967. As a leader and mentor, Frank’s wisdom and integrity were instrumental in building the Economics Department. “Jock” Dalgarno immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1924 where he settled in the Mossleigh district of Alberta and farmed until 1972. Jock loved the prairies and came to appreciate the importance of understanding economics in successful farming. This scholarship honours Dr. Frank Anton and Jock Dalgarno. To borrow from poetry: “He does not die who can bequeath some influence to the land he loves.”

Open to students registered full-time in a thesis-based graduate program in the Department of Economics. Students conducting research in agricultural economics will be considered first for this scholarship.

Award recipients

2018 Safoura Moeeni

Department of Economics Graduate Alumni Scholarship

(Department Recommended Award)
The goal of the Economics Alumni Graduate Scholarship is to encourage excellence in economics research. This Economics Alumni Graduate Scholarship is made possible through contributions from graduate alumni, faculty members, and the Building on the Vision campaign at the University of Calgary.

Open to students registered full-time in a thesis-based graduate program in the Department of Economics.

Award recipients

2018 Aashay Tripathi
2017 Feng Wei
2016 Larz Renborg
2015 Ian Michael Heffernan
2014 Blake Shaffer
2013 Aisha Khan
2012 Bowen Gao
2011 Connor McDonald
2010 Maksim Isakin
2009 Brett McIntosh
2008 Jecielle Alonso
2007 Jesse Tweedle
2006 Ashley Martin & Xing Huang

Academic awards

Submitted by gurmika.mann on Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:38pm

MA Prize for Economic Theory

The top scoring graduate student with the highest average in their first year in ECON 615, ECON 657, and ECON 659 is awarded $200.

Award recipients

2018 James Conville

Econometrics Prize

The top scoring doctoral graduate student with the highest average in ECON 705 and 715 is awarded $100.

Award recipients

2018 Felix Fosu

Microeconomic Prize

The top scoring graduate student with the highest average in their first year in ECON 707 and 757 is awarded $100.

Award recipients

2018 Felix Fosu

Macroeconomic Prize

The top scoring graduate student with the highest average in their first year in ECON 709 and 759 is awarded $100.

Award recipients

2018 Felix Fosu

Anton and Delgarno Memorial Graduate Scholarship

(Department Recommended Award)
Dr. Frank Anton was appointed the first Department Head of Economics at the University of Calgary in 1967. As a leader and mentor, Frank’s wisdom and integrity were instrumental in building the Economics Department. “Jock” Dalgarno immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1924 where he settled in the Mossleigh district of Alberta and farmed until 1972. Jock loved the prairies and came to appreciate the importance of understanding economics in successful farming. This scholarship honours Dr. Frank Anton and Jock Dalgarno. To borrow from poetry: “He does not die who can bequeath some influence to the land he loves.”

Open to students registered full-time in a thesis-based graduate program in the Department of Economics. Students conducting research in agricultural economics will be considered first for this scholarship.

Award recipients

2018 Eashita Dabas
2018 Jinan Liu
2018 Dimitrios Serletis
2018 Marjan Habibi
2017 Chetan Sharma
2017 Sobhan Iranmeshi
2017 Zahra Espanani
2017 Longzhou Wang
2017 Sayeeda Jahan
2016 Ahmadreza Javanmardi
2015 Philip Rasmussen
2014 Astou Ndeye Aw
2013 Yang Zhao
2012 Bowen Gao
2011 Connor McDonald
2011 Richard Kendall-Smith
2009 Andrew Wilkins
2009 Jecielle Alonso
2008 Jecielle Alonso
2007 Margarita Gres
2006 Daniel Dutton

Economics Society of Calgary Graduate Scholarship

(Department Recommended Award)
The Economics Society of Calgary (ESC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the understanding of economics within and around Calgary. The ESC is a chapter of the Canadian Association for Business Economics (CABE). The chapter was founded in 1965 to provide regular meetings for discussion and exchange of ideas in the area of economics, to promote public awareness and understanding of current economic issues and problems, to further economic knowledge in the Calgary area in conjunction with institutions of higher learning, and to provide for the social fellowship of individuals with a common interest in the field of economics and business.

Open to students registered in the first year of a graduate program in the Department of Economics. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing and scholarship as evidenced by the documentation available to the adjudicators.

Award recipients

2018 Kangyu Qiu
2017 Sida Yang
2016 Tianjio Bao
2015 Nafees Sadat Marashi Shoushtari
2014 Blake Shaffer
2013 Nurul Hossain
2012 Zinan Li
2011 Ali Jadidzadeh
2010 Mohammad Alam
2009 Stephan Sedor
2008 Garret Fellows
2007 David Still
2006 Jason Strauss

Stephen G. Peitchinis Memorial Graduate Recruitment Scholarship

(Department Recommended Award)
In a career that spanned more than three decades, Stephen Peitchinis (1925–2004) was one of  Canada’s most respected and influential commentators on economic policy. A talented educator and prolific scholar, he joined the University of Calgary in 1968 as professor of economics, was dean of the School of Business (now the Haskayne School of Business) from 1973 to 1975 and head of the Department of Economics from 1985-1991, before retiring in 1992. This award was established to honour Dr. Petichinis’ contributions to the Department of Economics at the University of Calgary.

Open to students entering a full-time master's program in the Department of Economics. This award may be held in combination with any other award.

Award recipients

2018 Melanie Varkey
2017 Sina Ferdowsi
2016 Bella Yao
2015 Liang Chen
2014 Nowshin Chowdhury
2013 Philip Rasmussen
2012 Zinan Li
2011 Brent Cohn
2010 Richard Kendall-Smith
2009 Cory Temple

Come take a walk around the 4th floor of Social Sciences to see the students' names on plaques all along the walls as well!

Don't forget to check out the Faculty of Graduate Studies' awards database for even more opportunities.

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