Upcoming Economics Student Association Events

Here are three events that you cannot miss out on happening in the next few weeks:

1). ESA”S SPEED NETWORKING NIGHT:

This year, ESA has organized a Speed Networking Night, which will introduce students to a mix of economics alumnus and influential people in the industry. The event aims to create an interactive and fast-paced setting that will allow you to speak with experienced individual from various fields of interest to gain advice about opportunities available to you after graduation.

When: Thursday, March 10th
Time: 6pm – (approx.) 8:30pm
Where: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Room 260

The event is free for members and Tri-mentoring participants, and 5$ for non-members.

Make sure to keep an eye out in the last week of February for information on how to register for this event. Because it is an event that is structured around timing and seating is limited, it is important that you RSVP for the event.We highly recommend (and hope) that you do register!

2). ESA SCREENS “INSIDE JOB”!

In conjunction with UBC Film Society, we are proud to present “Inside Job.” Take a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown in 2008:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzrBurlJUNk

Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia.

When: Thursday, March 3rd
Time: 7pm
Where: UBC”s Norm Theatre.

Tickets will be sold at the door: 2$ for members, 5$ for non-members.

3). (Talk)onomics WEEKLY ECONOMICS DISCUSSION GROUP

(Talk)onomics is a weekly discussion group initiated by ESA member whose aim is to bring students together to talk about various topic in economics. If you have an endearing question about the current state of the world, and are looking for someone to hear you out, this is the group for you! By joining our discussing group, you can:

-apply the knowledge you”ve learned in classrooms to real-world exampls
-discover more aspects of economics
-generate ideas best online casino for your ECON 490 paper
-talk to like-minded people
-get involved with ESA

Time: Every Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00pm
Location: BUCH D313

Paris School of Economics

The Paris School of Economics is now offering their Master”s programs for 2011/2012.
All the courses are taught in English, and there are various schools that you can apply to, depending on your area of interest. Here are some of the programs they offer:

Analysis and Policy in Economics: Offering high-level, research-oriented courses in theoretical and applied Economics. For more information, go to http://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/evt-PSE/masters2011/Brochure_APE_2011-PSE.pdf

Empirical and Theoretical Economics: offering students top-level teaching for research through research activities in micro- and macro-economics and international economics. For more information, visit http://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/evt-PSE/masters2011/Brochure_ETE_2011-PSE.pdf

Public Policy and Development: preparing students to become experts in designing, analyzing and evaluating public policy in developed and developing countries. For more information, visit http://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/evt-PSE/masters2011/Brochure_PPD_2011-PSE.pdf

Deadlines vary depending on your program of interest.

Millennium Promise

Millennium Promise is a non-profit organization co-founded by Jeffrey Sachs and Ray Chambers, who are both special envoys to UN Secretary General Ban-Ki-moon. The organization is a flagship initiative that aims to achieve the Millennium Development Goals through an integrated, and community-driven strategy. Specifically, the organization oversees the Millennium Villages project, which supports integrated social and business development services for more than 500,000 people in rural communities across 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Recently, the project has begun looking for exceptional students in Canada to partner with us to create campus teams that work to support Millennium Development Goals.

If you”re interested in joining or heading up a team on your campus you can contact Bryan Turner at bryan.turner@millenniumpromise.org.

For more information about the project, you can visit:
www.millenniumpromise.org
www.facebook.com/CanadianStudentsSupportingMillenniumPromise
www.facebook.com/MillenniumPromise
www.twitter.com/EndOfPoverty