OEA - Lawrence Schembri, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada: Reaching our potential: challenges and opportunities

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Wednesday 16 May 2018, 11:45 - 14:00


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Reaching our potential: challenges and opportunities


Lawrence Schembri
Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada

Lawrence Schembri, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, will speak about the forces that influence Canada’s economic potential and the implications for the conduct of monetary policy.


This is a joint event between CFA Society Ottawa and the Ottawa Economics Association (OEA).

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 16, 2018

                        11:45 a.m. – Registration and networking

                        12:00 p.m. – Lunch followed by the presentation            

WHERE:        Rideau Club

                        99 Bank Street, 15th Floor

COST:            OEA Members - $50 prepaid on-line

                        Non-members - $60 prepaid on-line



Online payment must be made at the time of registration.  We regret that there will be no tickets available at the door and no cash accepted at the door.  Please bring your emailed receipt as proof of payment.


Please note the Rideau Club dress code: Mandatory jacket and collared shirt with tie are required for men and ladies are expected to similarly dress appropriately (dresses, skirts, pants with a jacket). 


OEA Payment Guidelines are available under OEA Chapter Information at https://www.cabe.ca.



To register, please visit the on-line store here or at www.cabe.ca (OEA Events) by Monday, May 14, 2018.


Please note that this is a joint event in a smaller room than our normal venue, and as such space is limited.  To secure your place, you are encouraged to register early.

Memberships may be purchased on-line in advance of the event.

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Lawrence Schembri became Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada in 2013. In this role, he oversees the Bank’s analysis of domestic economic developments and shares responsibility for setting monetary policy in Canada.

Mr. Schembri first came to the Bank in 1997 as a visiting Research Advisor, on sabbatical from his post as associate professor of economics at Carleton University. He joined the Bank permanently in 2001 and became Chief of the International Economic Analysis Department four years later. In 2010, Mr. Schembri was named Advisor to the Governor—a position he held until his current appointment.

Mr. Schembri holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, a Master’s in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His published research has focused on exchange rates and monetary policy in open economies, the international monetary system and financial stability.