Department of Economics team proceeds to final round of Bank of Canada’s Governor’s Challenge

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The team members, from left to right, are Laura Polcyn, Weiqi Shi, Scott Magill, Derek Patterson, and André Gagné.

This fall, the Department of Economics took part in the fifth annual Bank of Canada Governor's Challenge. Twenty-eight universities from across Canada took part in the competition, which is designed to promote the understanding of the role that monetary policy plays in Canada's Economy.

This competition is a great example of the way the Department of Economics is engaging in experiential learning. We are happy to announce that the Lakehead team will be moving on to the final round in Ottawa in February.

Scott Magill, Laura Polcyn, Weiqi Shi, Derek Patterson, and André Gagné will visit Ottawa in February where they will compete to become the winner of the competition. The team was supervised and mentored by Dr. Karl Skogstad, Dr. Bakhtiar Moazzami, Dr. Michael Shannon, and Dr. Robert Petrunia

The team spent the semester preparing a presentation that they delivered via video conference to judges from the Bank of Canada. Given the high quality of the universities the team faced, moving on to the final round is an outstanding achievement and demonstrates the quality of Lakehead students and the quality of Economics training available at Lakehead.