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Okanagan College hosts renowned Bank of Canada economist
Okanagan College Media Release

Farid Novin Nov 2013One of Canada’s top banking officials, Dr. Farid Novin, the Bank of Canada’s Senior Representative for British Columbia and the Yukon, is coming to Okanagan College to discuss how current events are impacting the Canadian economy and what that means for British Columbia’s economic outlook in the coming year.

Okanagan College’s School of Business is presenting Novin’s only local appearance at the Kelowna campus on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Novin has worked for the Bank of Canada for almost 30 years in a variety of senior roles and his extensive experience is coupled with his remarkable scholastic credentials.

Born in Isfahan, Iran, he received a B.A. in Economics from the National University of Iran in 1971 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Socio-Economic Planning from The Hague, Netherlands in 1976. He earned a Master's degree in Economics from Manchester University (1978) and then immigrated to Canada in 1979, after which he received his PhD in Economics from Queen's University in 1983.

An experienced academic lecturer, Novin has taught at Queen's University, Concordia University, and the University of Ottawa, and he currently teaches banking and capital markets at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.

The free presentation will take place in the Kelowna Lecture Theatre, S104, and everyone is welcome to attend.