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Professor Robert J. McKeown talks: SNACK: Student Numeracy Assistance Centre at Keele

Professor Robert J. McKeown talks: SNACK: Student Numeracy Assistance Centre at Keele

SNACK Student Numeracy Assistance Centre at Keele We are very excited to share with you that Professor Robert McKeown, a faculty member in the Department of Economics and the Academic Director of SNACK, will be hosting a seminar, "SNACK - Student Numeracy Assistance Centre at Keele."  The seminar is part of an enrichment seminar series offered […]

SNACK aims to satisfy hunger for math assistance

SNACK aims to satisfy hunger for math assistance

The Student Numeracy Assistance Centre – Keele (SNACK) is a pilot launched by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies to help students hone their numeracy-related skills. By Elaine Smith, special contributor The dream two professors had for a mathematics help centre at the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) has become […]

New course offers interactive introduction to risk management and insurance

New course offers interactive introduction to risk management and insurance

A new course beginning this fall at York University will help prepare the next generation of risk management and insurance (RMI) professionals. The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) and the Faculty of Science – brought together by the Risk and Insurance Studies Centre (RISC) and supported by funding from the Spencer Educational […]

Job opportunity for current ECON majors

Job opportunity for current ECON majors

Applications have officially opened for paid Peer Tutors positions at the new LA&PS Math & Stats Centre! They’re looking for exceptional upper-year undergraduates to tutor their peers in LA&PS courses that involve Math, Stats, and Excel.  Successful candidates will demonstrate: Passion for mentoring, tutoring, and helping fellow students  Proven ability to learn, with an academic […]

The Learning Curve: How Tsvetanka Karagyozova is bringing the ECON student community together virtually

The Learning Curve: How Tsvetanka Karagyozova is bringing the ECON student community together virtually

From YouTube-hosted lectures to gamifying the classroom, The Learning Curve is a series showcasing how course instructors in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies are embracing the online learning environment with creative approaches to teaching remotely.   In the latest instalment, Tsvetanka Karagyozova, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, tells us about the creative measures she’s taking to keep economics students […]

Risk Manager in Residence Program exposes students to interdisciplinary careers

Risk Manager in Residence Program exposes students to interdisciplinary careers

Tsvetanka Karagyozova is clear on why a career in risk management is important – and her reasoning makes perfect sense. “Life is full of risks,” says the assistant professor in the Department of Economics. “And we need an interdisciplinary approach to be able to properly identify them.” Karagyozova is keen on sharing this perspective with […]

Experiential economics course gives students hands-on research experience

Experiential economics course gives students hands-on research experience

Economics can often seem like an abstract field of study, characterized by esoteric numbers and formulas; however, York University Professor Ida Ferrara knows that the subject area is far more tangible than that. “Economics is a part of our daily lives,” she said. “Economics is everywhere.” Students enrolled in ECON 4089: Research Seminar in Economics […]

Professor Georgopolous discusses Greek politics

Professor Georgopolous discusses Greek politics

LA&PS Economics Professor George Georgopoulos, currently in Athens, Greece, was recently featured on CNN International to give his thoughts on the political climate in Greece, shortly before the recent election for a new Prime Minister. Kyriakos Mitsotakis beat incumbent Alexis Tsipras to become Greece’s new Prime Minister on July 8, 2019.

Prof Uros Petronijevic’s research on student study time covered in Inside Higher Ed and Vox

Prof Uros Petronijevic’s research on student study time covered in Inside Higher Ed and Vox

Economics Professor Uros Petronijevic’s 2018 co-authored paper is discussed in an Inside Higher Ed article and a Vox column. Petronijevic and his coauthors document that student study time is quite low across three distinct university campuses and design and implement an intervention to help students better manage their time and increase study effort. Despite high […]