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2017–18 Department of Economics prize & scholarship winners!

Catalina Cuzzani was awarded the MA Teaching Assistant Excellence Prize, photographed with Professor David Walls (L) and Professor Dan Gordon (R)

Every year, the Department of Economics proudly recognizes academic performance, cutting-edge research, and teaching excellence through awarding students with a suite of awards and scholarships in both our graduate and undergraduate programs.

Below are our 2017–18 winners for the Graduate program:

  • James Conville was awarded the MA Prize for Economic Theory.
  • Catalina Cuzzani was awarded the MA Teaching Assistant Excellence Prize.
  • Melanie Varkey was awarded the Stephen G. Peitchinis Memorial Graduate Recruitment Scholarship to begin her Master's program.
  • Felix Fosu was awarded three prizes for his outstanding academic performance: the Econometrics Prize, the Macroeconomics Prize, and the Microeconomics Prize.
  • Safoura Moeeni was awarded the PhD Teaching Assistant Excellence Prize, as well as the new Anton and Dalgarno Memorial Post-Candidacy Research Award
  • Dennis Nsafoah was awarded the James D. Gaisford Research Prize for the best second year paper, titled "International Monetary Policy Spillovers".
  • Blake Shaffer was awarded the Victor Yang Song Graduate Student Teaching Award.
  • Eashita Dabas, Marjan Habibi, Jinan Liu, and Dimitrios Serletis were also awarded the new Anton and Delgarno Memorial Graduate Scholarships to begin their PhD program.
  • Aashay Tripathi was awarded the Graduate Alumni Scholarship to begin his PhD program.
  • Kangyu Qiu was awarded the Economics Society of Calgary Graduate Scholarship to begin his PhD program.

For further information on each of these awards, click on the Student Recognition for Graduates.

Below are our 2017–18 winners for the Undergraduate program:

  • Chloe Pavelka (Fall 2017) and Joel Balyk (Winter 2018) were awarded the Professor Z.M. Kubinski Prize in Economics.
  • Joel Balyk also was awarded the Dr. Lawrence W. Copithorne Memorial Scholarship.
  • Gilbert Lybbert was awarded the 40th Anniversary Undergraduate Alumni Scholarship in Economics.
  • Jordan Bartsch was awarded the Frank Mink Undergraduate Economics Scholarship.
  • Liam Lindsey was awarded the Horst Betz Book Prize for Excellence in Microeconomics.
  • Marbello Bejarano was awarded the Horst Betz Book Prize for Excellence in Macroeconomics.
  • Natasha Ahluwalia was awarded the Faculty of Arts Silver Medallion in Economics (formerly the Economics Society of Calgary Medal in Economics).

For further information on each of these awards, click on the Student Recognition for Undergraduates.

Come take a walk around the 4th floor of the Social Science Building to see our numerous plaques with our students' names as well!

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