The Alumni Association of The University of Western Ontario is proud to serve and represent more than a quarter million alumni around the world.
We are committed to delivering the finest alumni experience, in keeping with our continued number one ranking as "Canada's best student experience”.
The Student Success Centre is here to help with each step of your journey to a successful future. Our mission is to facilitate the development of career, educational, and life competencies for students and alumni through programs and services that guide successful transitions, foster local and global citizenship, promote leadership opportunities, encourage personal growth, deliver career resources, and ignite active engagement.
The teaching of Economics at Western University has a long history, but the Department as it now exists began to take shape in the mid-1960's. At that time, under the direction of Grant Reuber, the Chair, the Department embarked upon a program of rapid expansion and improvement. Currently, the Department has 35 full-time faculty members.
Western's Economics Department ranked Number 1 in research output in Canada over 1977-1997 according to an article by Kocher and Sutter in the June 2001 issue of the Economic Journal. Fully one percent of all impact-weighted articles published in the top 15 economics journals worldwide in this period were written by members of our Department.
The Department stresses the unity of teaching and research as equally important aspects of scholarship. Most of the major areas of economics are covered at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Both programs are based upon a core of micro/macroeconomic analysis and econometrics.
Discipline specific knowledge is only one of the many benefits of pursuing an undergraduate degree. However, this knowledge alone is not enough to prepare you for entering the world of work. You will discover that the content of your degree does not restrict your job opportunities.
Being aware of the transferable skills you've developed throughout your studies will better prepare you for entering the job market and allow you to articulate the skills that are so valued by employers.
Independent work, initiative and resourcefulness, time management, project management, organisation of events
Skills enabling you to work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, through leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others, to the success of the team
Presenting findings and explaining complex data, producing written technical and non-technical documents
Extracting relevant information, drawing conclusions and making logical recommendations
For a more complete list of transferable skills click here.