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Governor of the Bank of Canada to visit Queen’s on Tuesday

Governor of the Bank of Canada Stephen Poloz (Artsci’78) is returning to his alma mater on Tuesday, March 13 to deliver a special lecture.

Governor of the Bank of Canada Stephen PolozDr. Poloz, who majored in economics at Queen’s, will deliver the Chancellor David Dodge Lecture in Public Finance, entitled “Today’s Labour Market and the Future of Work”.

The event, being held in the BMO Atrium of Smith School of Business starting at 10:30 am, is free and open to all.

During his time on campus Dr. Poloz will also be taking part in a series of events, interacting with students, faculty, and administration.

Appointed governor in 2013, Dr. Poloz has more than three decades of experience in the public and private sectors, including 14 years at the Bank of Canada prior to his appointment and served as president and CEO of Export Development Canada.

He is the third Queen’s graduate to hold the central bank’s top job.

Chancellor Emeritus Dodge (Arts’65, LLD’02) served as governor from 2001 to 2008, and Gerald Bouey (Arts’48, LLD’81) headed the bank from 1973 to 1987.