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Business & Economics, Page 29

This year’s Valedictorian for School of Business and Economics is Steven Holm.

  Posted on: July 3, 2012

Steven Thompson Holm was born and raised in Kamloops, and graduated from the South Kamloops Secondary School French Immersion Program with an Ambassador’s Scholarship to TRU. A Business Administration student, majoring in Economics and Finance with Honours, he worked as a research assistant in the Department of Economics and was the co-president of the Economics…

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A young uprising scholar, a great athlete and a gentleman: Alexander Condon

  Posted on: July 2, 2012

The 2102 Governor General’s Academic Silver Medal and Thompson Rivers University Medal in Arts was awarded to Alexander Condon. Alexander Condon was born in Victoria, BC and graduated from Oalk Bay High School. He transferred from UBC to TRU in 2009 as an Arts student and athlete. The many friendships he developed with his Wolfpack…

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Watch insights provided by prominent economists on “Economics and Finance: From Theory to Practice to Policy”

  Posted on: July 2, 2012

During the spring of 2011, MIT celebrated its 150th anniversary with symposiums, performances, exhibits and landmark events. This post links to symposiums on Economics and Finance: From Theory to Practice to Policy. Insight are provided by a panel of prominent Economists: Opening Remarks on Economics and Finance: From Theory to Practice to Policy Keynote Address…

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Freakonomics gives you a different flavour of Economics!

  Posted on: July 2, 2012

Steven D. Levitt an economist at the University of Chicago co-authored with a writer Stephen J. Dubner a best selling book titled Freakonomics. The book covers topics such as cheating teachers, bizarre baby names, self-dealing realtors, and crack-selling mama’s boys! Then they wrote another best selling book SuperFreakonomics with stories about the economics of prostitution,…

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Gapminder to promote a fact-based world view!

  Posted on: July 2, 2012

If you are a teacher and want to build a fact-based world view. I strongly recommend Gapminder. It unveils the beauty of statistics. Gapminder’s mission is to “Fighting devastating ignorance with a fact-based worldview everyone understands.” Gapminder is a not-for-profit organization promoting sustainable global development – “a modern museum on the internet”. Its aim is…

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Take an economics course from MIT Open Course Ware. It is free of charge!

  Posted on: July 2, 2012

MIT has been a pioneer in offering courses online free of charge! There are numerous graduate and undergraduate courses with lecture notes, assignments and solutions, projects and examples, exams and solutions, online textbooks, multimedia content, image galleries, OCW scholar and study group. You will find the regular introductory, intermediate, and advanced theory courses. But you…

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Upcoming Faculty Presentations at International Conferences

  Posted on: July 2, 2012

Laura Lamb has learned that the Western Economic Association International has accepted her paper, co-authored Belayet Hossain, “Aboriginal Labour Force Participation in Canada: Consideration of a Broader Definition of Capital” for presentation at their annual conference in San Francisco, July 1 – 3. Zena Seldon and Hafiz Rahman have their research entitled “Municipal Dichotomy or…

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HELP! Having problem understanding economic concepts?

  Posted on: July 2, 2012

Although we have an Economics help center here at TRU to help you with your courses you might require additional assistance. MIT has developed an open study group where you can ask questions and get responses back to your inquiries. Join the study group and ask the question for now. I am planning to create…

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Get a head start with introduction to Microeconomics!

  Posted on: July 2, 2012

Have you ever thought you can take a course at MIT? Yes you can! MIT is now offering an Introduction to Microeconomics course free of charge. You will find: Lecture videos by Prof. Jon Gruber. Readings from textbooks as preparation for the lectures. Quizzes to assess your understanding of the material. Problem sets with solution…

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