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2012

Prof. Mackenzie receiving Fieldhouse Teaching Award

  • Principal's Prize for MacKenzie Ken MacKenzie, who earlier this year won the Faculty of Arts Fieldhouse Award for teaching (see below), has made it a distinguished double by also winning the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching in the Faculty Lecturer category. The Prize will be awarded at this fall's Convocation. All his colleagues join in congratulating Ken on this remarkable and wholly deserved sweep.

    Fieldhouse for MacKenzie Faculty Lecturer Kenneth MacKenzie ("KMack" to the literally thousands of students he has taught since joining the Department in 1982) has won the 2012 Faculty of Arts' Noel Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching. He joins Professor Chris Ragan (2007) as the only other Department winner of the award. As the Department's letter nominating Professor MacKenzie said: "Ken MacKenzie teaches high-enrolment required courses in difficult subjects (statistics and econometrics) that are far from universally loved by students and yet he receives virtually unanimous praise from students, year after year after year. His unfailing kindess, consideration, diligence, humour and skill on the bagpipes are legendary to generations of McGill Economics students."

  • Fabian Lange's work on unemployment discussed on the New York Times' Economix blog: here.
  • Prime Minister weighs Chris Ragan's policy recommendations: Story here. Study here.
  • Jean-Marie Dufour wins Bank of Canada Fellowship Award for 2012: Story here.