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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

Our Terms of Reference can be found  here.

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

Committee 2020-2021

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
Sermin Gungor  Bank of Canada 2023 conference
Michelle McIsaac World Health Organization 2023 conference
Janice Compton (Vice-Chair) University of Manitoba

2024 conference

Zara Liaqat University of Waterloo 2024 conference

Catherine Michaud Leclerc

University of Toronto

2021 conference

Camille Simardone

McMaster University

2021 conference

Urwah Shabbir

UWO 2021 conference

Parsa Mahmud

University of Toronto

2021 conference


List of past CWEN presidents.


Subcommittees 2020-2021

Subcommittee Members
Climate Survey Elizabeth Dhuey
Mentoring and Community Building

Yanling Wang, Sermin Gungor, Camille Simardone, 

Catherine Michaud Leclerc, Urwah Shabbir, and Parsa Mahmud

Awards Marie Connolly, Janice Compton, and Michelle McIsaac
Newsletter Elisabeth Gugl, Zara Liaqat, and Camille Simardone
Professional Development Marie Connolly, Michelle McIsaac, and Sermin Gungor
Communications and Social Media

Elizabeth Dhuey, Michelle McIsaac, Catherine Michaud Leclerc,

Urwah Shabbir, Parsa Mahmud, and Zara Liaqat