Awards - Featured Students
"When I originally arrived at UVic, I was planning on applying for the business program, which is why I enrolled in the required introductory microeconomics course. However, through this prerequisite I quickly found that the mathematical and critical thinking components of economics were a great fit for me as a student, and also the real world applications made it a practical choice for almost any career. Looking back, I am really glad that I was willing to take a risk and study a subject I started off knowing nothing about. For me, another great benefit of studying economics was the program’s flexibility in allowing me to complete my requirements while also pursuing a minor in my other interest – environmental studies. Today, I am back home in Vancouver working for a promotional products company and plan to eventually continue my education through either a Masters of Economics or MBA degree. My current interests are in sustainable international development, environmental policy and consumer behavior. Wherever I end up – I am confident that the diversity of my economics background will help me greatly. "
Awarded the Leonard Laudadio Medal in Environmental Economics
Over the past three years I have had the pleasure of studying economics at the University of Victoria. Through my studies I have learned about the current problems facing economists today, and how they overcome this. By studying hard, I believe I have gained a greater understanding of the world around us, especially in the financial sector. I have found that economics has allowed me to understand the business world immensely and has given me the ability to pursue ventures which would have not been possible otherwise. One of these ventures was the creation of my own business, Textbook123.com, with a fellow economics student at the University of Victoria. With economics as a background, I was able to approach this business with an in-depth understanding of how markets work, and of consumer demand, as well as different obstacles which needed to be addressed. By understanding these fundamental theories of economics, I have been able to help grow the business substantially to the point where we are averaging over 40,000 page views at the beginning of each semester. In the future, I also believe that my background in economics will provide a solid base for my future endeavors as I am pursuing my dream of becoming a chartered accountant.
Awarded the Colin Jones Medal in Canadian Public Policy
- 2013-05-22 - Lecture/Seminar - Brown Bag Seminar - Dan Vo
- 2013-05-29 - Lecture/Seminar - Brown Bag Seminar - Daniel Rondeau
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