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Economics for a better world

This profile is part of our Education with Impact series. Find out how you can make a difference by studying economics at The University of Winnipeg here.

Can we develop our economies without sacrificing the environment? What is the economic impact of climate change? How can nations overcome low incomes and poor health?

These are the kinds of fundamental questions students like Kaitlyn McEachran explore while pursuing a Master of Arts in Environmental, Resource and Development Economics at UWinnipeg.

McEachran became interested in the field after she excelled in an introductory economics course. She graduated with a four-year Bachelor of Arts in economics in 2017 and decided to specialize further with a graduate degree.

“My time at the University has allowed me to find the skills that make me unique and helped grow them,” she said.

When she graduates this year, McEachran hopes to find a career working on policy analysis for a government agency.

“I have always wanted to work in a job that is meaningful, and I believe by doing policy analysis I will be doing that,” she said. “It also gives me a chance to apply the quantitative skills I have acquired during my time at The University of Winnipeg.”

Her favourite thing about completing her undergraduate and graduate degrees at UWinnipeg is the university’s small class sizes, which have allowed her to develop a strong connection with her professors.