Economics, Philosophy and Political Science

Interview with Dr. Madeleine Ransom: UBC Philosophy Alumna and Recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Medal

Interview with Dr. Madeleine Ransom: UBC Philosophy Alumna and Recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Medal

The Governor General’s Gold Medal is an annual award given to exceptional graduate students across Canada. Only two UBC graduate students per year receive this honour—one graduating doctoral student and one graduating Master’s student. We are pleased to announce that UBC Philosophy’s Dr. Madeleine Ransom has been awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal for achieving the most outstanding academic […]

Expert Q&A: Economics and its gender problem

Expert Q&A: Economics and its gender problem

UBC Economics professor says discipline needs more women When UBC’s Mohsen Javdani embarked on a recent research project, his main goal was to study the influence of ideological bias among economists. In what he describes as an important by-product of the research, conducted in collaboration with Ha-Joon Chang at Cambridge University, they not only discovered […]