March 16, 2010 (7:00 pm)
WHERE: Beveridge Arts Centre (BAC) 244
WHO: Armine Yalnizyan, Senior Economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
WHAT: Public Lecture: "Triple Threat: The Recession, The Federal Budget, and Political Indifference"
SPONSORED BY: The Departments of Economics and Sociology, the Programs in Women's and Gender Studies and Canadian Studies, and the Dean of Arts
A frequent radio and television commentator on economic issues, Armine joined the CCPA in 2008 to advance the work of the Growing Gap project. A long-time research associate, she has participated in the Alternative Federal Budget since its launch, in 1994. She has tracked trends in labour markets, income distribution, government budgets and access to services (particularly training and health care) for over 20 years. Armine was honoured as the first Atkinson Foundation Economic Justice Fellow (2002) and received the Morley Gunderson Prize (2003) from the University of Toronto, where she obtained her MA in Industrial Relations. She serves on the boards of the CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, and the Canadian Association for Business Economics. She also sits on the Research Advisory Committee of Social Planning Toronto, where she was program director from 1987 to 1997, and Director of Research in 2006 and 2007.