April 7: Economics Prof Makes Headlines
A research initiative led by Economics Historian Prof. Kris Inwood was featured in two newspaper articles in the Vancouver Sun this week. The articles are part of a series celebrating Vancouver’s 125th anniversary. The project involved U of G students creating a digital database from the 1891 census for the City of Vancouver. The data provide a portrait of what the city was like around the time of its founding in 1886. The project is co-sponsored by the College of Management and Economics and the College of Arts.
Inwood said the project allowed students to develop a range of research skills needed for the digital economy. Some of the students acquired jobs in the software industry after developing skills in the census project, he said.