March 8, 2018
Haeyeon LeeMFE student Haeyeon Lee is an inaugural recipient of the Bank of Canada Master's Scholarship Award for Women in Economics and Science. Designed to attract and advance women in the core areas of the bank's work, where they are under-represented, the award comprises a $10,000 scholarship and an offer of permanent employment at the bank upon successful completion of a master's degree.
Benefiting from the bank's drive to offer opportunities for students to further their education, with scholarships based on skills and merit that also reflect the composition of Canada's labour market, Lee is one of three successful applicants in 2017-18. The Bank of Canada's Senior Deputy Governor, Carolyn Wilkins, noted that "having a diverse workplace and advancing more women in the fields of economics and finance is a priority", adding that the aim of the scholarship programs is "to encourage more people from different backgrounds and perspectives to consider these careers".
Lee holds an honours BSc in Actuarial Science and Economics from the University of Toronto, and will graduate from the MFE program in 2018.