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Ensuring an understanding of insurance risk management

Ensuring an understanding of insurance risk management

An innovative simulation requiring nine York business and economics student teams run their own insurance companies over four condensed quarters provided real-world experiential learning and taught students the value of putting theory into action. By Elaine Smith  There’s nothing like running your own insurance company to give students a real understanding of insurance risk management – […]

Professors Joann Jasiak and Henry Kim will be leading an interdisciplinary team exploring the broad topic of digital currencies as part of York University’s new Catalyzing Interdisciplinary Research Clusters initiative

Professors Joann Jasiak and Henry Kim will be leading an interdisciplinary team exploring the broad topic of digital currencies as part of York University’s new Catalyzing Interdisciplinary Research Clusters initiative

Jasiak, a professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), and Kim, an associate professor in the Schulich School of Business, are among the first recipients of the University’s new grant funding that provides $150,000 annually over three years for interdisciplinary projects in strategic areas of research. Digital currencies are growing in […]

RBC announces Black Youth Scholarship recipients and one of our FBEC students, EGHEMEN EHIAGWINA is one of the recipients

RBC announces Black Youth Scholarship recipients and one of our FBEC students, EGHEMEN EHIAGWINA is one of the recipients

Eghemen Ehiagwina A 20-year-old second-year undergraduate student enrolled in the financial and business economics program at York University, Eghemen Ehiagwina's passion for economics stems from her experiences in her home country, Nigeria, which led to her being selected for the Black Scholars Mentorship Program. In her spare time, she loves to make videos of herself […]

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) announced the 2020-21 recipients of the LA&PS Awards for Distinction in Research and the Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) announced the 2020-21 recipients of the LA&PS Awards for Distinction in Research and the Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching

The awards are presented to LA&PS faculty who have produced outstanding work and excelled in teaching and research areas. “It is always a pleasure to recognize the accomplishments of LA&PS faculty, who continue to produce outstanding internationally impactful research and the innovative teaching practices that challenge and engage our amazing students,” said LA&PS Dean, JJ […]

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 […]