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New economics initiative at Memorial to address provincial and regional issues

Researchers and students working on applied economics issues at Memorial University have received a boost from the federal government’s Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), the provincial government and Husky Energy.

The groups are making a combined investment of $685,000 to fund the development of the Collaborative Applied Research in Economics (CARE) consortium, an initiative that is designed to mentor economics students and support professors engaged in applied economics research at Memorial. Funding will also support part-time and summer employment for undergraduate and graduate economics students.

The announcement was welcomed at Memorial by Dr. Gary Kachanoski, president and vice-chancellor, and Dr. Lynne Phillips, dean, Faculty of Arts.  See More...