Following a tremendously successful year in 2013-14, AIMS on Campus is happy to announce the 2014-15 student fellows:
Dalhousie University, Development Economics
Rinzin is a graduate student in development economics at Dalhousie University. Born to Tibetan parents in India, he completed undergraduate studies in economics at the University of Madras, India. He has worked as a teaching assistant at Dalhousie University and has been living in Halifax since 2010 with his cousin. In his spare time, he enjoys reading classic novels and practicing meditation.
Interests: development economics, welfare economics, environmental economics, and macroeconomic policy
Carleton University, Economics
Samuel is a Nova Scotia-native, born and raised on the South Shore. During his undergraduate studies at Saint Mary’s University, he was Editor-in-Chief of the SMU Journal and spent over a year working as a junior economist for ACOA Halifax. He currently resides in Ottawa, where he is a graduate student in economics at Carleton University.
Interests: social choice theory, regional economic development, public finance, and growth theory
McGill University, Economics and Political Science
A Newfoundlander, Leo resides in Montreal, where he is enrolled in the joint economics and political science undergraduate programme at McGill University. He is an active member of Students for Liberty, a writer for the Mises Canada Emerging Scholars blog, and a proprietor of his own campus group, all of which has contributed to his interest in public policy. During the few breaks he takes from complaining about politics, he is an avid outdoorsman, gourmand, and metal-head.
Interests: development economics, welfare economics, social justice, international relations, and monetary policy
Cape Breton University, History
Corey is pursuing an undergraduate degree in history at Cape Breton University following two years at Queen’s University. He was previously an executive member of the Queen’s Students for Liberty group, where he was responsible for organizing the “Free Speech Wall” on campus, a contributor to the Queen’s Journal and Queen’s International Observer, and a former research assistant with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Most recently, he was an intern at the PMO. In his spare time, he enjoys reading about economic history and spending time with friends and family.
Interests: economic history, labour policy, municipal governance, welfare economics
We’re excited to begin another year and hope to expand the success brought by last year’s student fellows!