Canadian Women Economists Committee / Comité des Femmes Économistes Canadiennes


CWEC/CFEC was founded in 2017 after the dissolution of the Canadian Women Economists Network (CWEN/RFE).


The role of the Canadian Women Economists Committee/Comité des Femmes Économistes Canadiennes is to support and promote the advancement of women in the Canadian economics profession. On behalf of the Canadian Economic Association, it will undertake to

  • ensure appropriate representation of women economists and their interests in professional activities and forums
  • improve women economists’ employment opportunities and monitor their progress
  • provide a forum for raising, discussing and addressing issues of concern to women in the Canadian Economic Association

For our Terms of Reference, follow the link on the sidebar.

A list of the regular activities we sponsor visit the Ongoing Activities page.

Committee 2019-2020

Member Affiliation Term Expires at the close of the
Elizabeth Dhuey (Chair)
University of Toronto 2022 conference
Yanling Wang Carleton University 2022 conference
Elisabeth Gugl University of Victoria 2021 conference
Marie Connolly UQAM 2021 conference
Janice Compton University of Manitoba 2020 conference
Kelly Foley University of Saskatchewan 2020 conference
Sermin Gungor  Bank of Canada 2023 conference
Michelle McIsaac World Health Organization 2023 conference

List of past CWEN presidents.


Subcommittees 2019-2020

Subcommittee Members
Climate Survey Elizabeth Dhuey, Janice Compton, Elisabeth Gugl, and Yanling Wang
Mentoring Yanling Wang, Sermin Gungor, and Michelle McIsaac
Newsletter Elisabeth Gugl, Marie Connolly, and Kelly Foley
Professional Development Marie Connolly, Michelle McIsaac, and Sermin Gungor
Communications Elizabeth Dhuey and Kelly Foley
Regional Events Janice Compton and Elizabeth Dhuey