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Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Awards, 2015

Congratulations to our award winners for 2016-2017!

The Economics Department is pleased to announce the winners of this year's undergraduate awards for academic excellence. The department celebrated the achievements of these outstanding students at its annual reception, November 17, 2017. We are most grateful to the donors and sponsors of these awards, and appreciate their support of the efforts of our students.

The Alexander Mackenzie Scholarship in Economics

This award commemorates the late Alexander Mackenzie, and is given to a student enrolled in an Economics program who has completed at least two full courses in Economics in the session for which the award is made. The winner is:

  • Stephen Tino

The Banker's Scholarship in Economics

This award was established with a gift from the Toronto-Dominion Bank, the Royal Bank, and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in 1891. It goes to the student with the highest standing in the intermediate macroeconomics course sequence. The winner is:

  • Saarah Nuzhat Sheikh

The Brian Mulroney Award

Endowed with a gift from Gerry Schwartz, this award goes to the student who achieves the highest mark in ECO230Y (International Economic Institutions and Policy), HIS263Y (Introduction to Canadian History) or POL214Y (Canadian Government and Politics). The winner is:

  • Habiba Ziad Fathi Elayouty

The Donald Dewees Undergraduate Award

This award honours our colleague Professor Don Dewees, for his many years of service to the Economics Department. It is granted to students demonstrating excellence in Don's areas of passion and expertise: The economic analysis of law, and the economics of energy and the environment. The winner is:

  • Moneika Ramsinghani

The Frederick G. Gardiner Scholarship in Economics and Political Science

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student enrolled in two of the following Major or Specialist programs: Economics, Political Science, and Public Policy. The winner is:

  • Arjun Gandhi

The Economics GRADitude Scholarship

This scholarship is endowed with donations from graduating students during the annual GRADitude campaign, and is awarded to a student in a Major or Specialist program in Economics. The winner is:

  • Ksenia Zyuzeva

The Jack L. Carr Scholarship

This scholarship was established through a gift from Professor Emeritus Jack Carr and his family, and is awarded to a student in either Rotman Commerce or the Department of Economics who achieves highest mark in ECO209Y, macroeconomic theory and policy (for Commerce). The winner is:

  • Chenye Chai

The Mary Child Scholarship in Economics

This award is given to the outstanding graduating student in an Economics specialist program, based on performance in the courses required in the program. The scholarship was established in 1984 by Arthur Child, President and CEO of Burns Foods Limited. The winner is:

  • Valeriya Mordvinova

The Nanda Choudhry Prize in Economics (Year II)

This prize was was established with a gift from the late Professor Emeritus Nanda Choudhry who retired in 1996. It is awarded to a student in a specialist program in Economics who has obtained the highest average mark in at least two of the required second year courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and quantitative methods. The winner is:

  • Xiaoyang Li

The Nanda Choudhry Prize in Economics (Year III)

This prize was also established with a gift from the late Professor Emeritus Nanda Choudhry. It is awarded to a student in a specialist program in Economics, based on performance in at least two full Economics courses at the 300 or 400 level. The winner is:

  • Jinguang Yang

The Noah Meltz Undergraduate Award in Labour Economics

This scholarship is awarded in memory of our colleague Noah Meltz who passed away in 2002. The prize goes to an outstanding undergraduate student in our third year course, The Economics of Labour (ECO339Y). The winner is:

  • Matthew Schwartzman

The Paul L. Nathanson Scholarship in Economics

This scholarship was established in memory of Paul Nathanson who was the founder of the General Theatre Investment Company. It is awarded to an outstanding student whose program includes at least three courses in Economics (A companion award goes to a student in Political Science). The winner is:

  • Hyewon Shin

The Ramsay Scholarship in Economics

This scholarship is funded with a bequest of the late William Ramsay of Bowland, Scotland. Like the Paul Nathanson award, this scholarship is given to an outstanding student whose program of study includes at least three courses in Economics. The winner is:

  • Sharon Somin Bang

The Reza Satchu Award for Excellence in Economics

This scholarship was endowed by Reza Satchu, co-founder of "The Next 36," Canada's Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative. For many years, Reza taught the very popular course, "The Economics of Entrepreneurship." The award is granted to an outstanding student graduating in Economics. The winner is:

  • Valeriya Mordvinova

The Smith Family Scholarship in Economic Policy

This new scholarship was endowed by James C. Smith, and is awarded to an outstanding student in Economics who intends to focus his or her studies on economic policy or economic history. In addition to strong academic performance, this unique award is also based on student writing: Applicants must write a short essay analyzing a current economic policy issue. The winner is:

  • Edward Sulitzer

The Stefan Stykolt Scholarship in Economic Theory

This scholarship was established in 1962 with a bequest from the late Stefan Stykolt, an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto. It is awarded to a student in a Specialist or Major program in Economics who has completed ECO200Y/206Y and ECO202Y/208Y. The winner is:

  • Ching Tse Chen

The William G. Wolfson Scholarship in Economics

This scholarship was endowed by Bill Wolfson, who currently teaches our foundational courses, ECO100 and ECO200. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Economics Major who has completed second year, including ECO200 and ECO202. The winner is:

  • Zemin Liu