Proposal calls for Vancouver School of Economics at UBC

August 9, 2012

The University of British Columbia is considering establishing a new school for economics students, reports the student newspaper Ubyssey. If UBC's senate approves the proposal, the current economics department would become the Vancouver School of Economics (VSE) within the Faculty of Arts. The new school aims to boost the visibility of economics within its faculty and UBC. The department's proposal to the senate says the VSE aspires to "create a globally recognized brand that will attract students from across Canada and the world to graduate and undergraduate programs." The proposal awaits a full senate review next month. The Ubyssey