Bank of Canada deputy governor Lynn Patterson to retire on July 19

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada says deputy governor Lynn Patterson will retire on July 19.Patterson joined the Bank of Canada in 2013 as special adviser to the governor and senior representative at the bank’s Toronto regional office.She was appointed a deputy governor in May 2014 and was responsible for overseeing the central bank’s analysis and activities in promoting a stable and efficient financial system.Before working at the Bank of Canada, Patterson had an extensive career in capital markets, including as president and country head for Bank of America Merrill Lynch Canada.Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz said Patterson has had a tremendous influence during her tenure at the central bank.He noted that she played a key role in advancing important capital market initiatives — including establishing the Canadian Fixed Income Forum. The Canadian Press read more

Brock welcomes first GAPP cohort

Brock is hosting 21 students from Brazil as part of the new Graduate Academic Preparation Program.ESL Service’s first cohort of GAPP students took a break from their studies to enjoy dragon boat racing recently.GAPP, the new Graduate Academic Preparation Program, welcomed 21 students from Brazil for its intensive eight-week program this summer. The students are part of the Ciência sem Fronteiras (CsF) scholarship program and are sponsored by the Brazilian government.GAPP prepares international students whose first language is not English for the academic demands of graduate and other specialized programs at Brock University, which they will start in September. GAPP concentrates on the development of academic skills such as critical thinking and synthesizing arguments and ideas, researching, referencing and plagiarism, academic presentations, discussion and debate, development of specialized vocabulary, academic note taking, and research papers and literature reviews.While studying at Brock, CsF participants can participate in a 3-4 month unpaid research, lab-based, or industry internship starting in January. During the internship, students are part of Brock International’s University Mentorship (UM) program and become part of the community of visiting scholars who come to Brock to collaborate on research and other scholarly activities.Students study and intern in biotechnology, chemistry and engineering, health and medicine, and the humanities and social sciences. read more