Charles Hutchinson, Economics, Chancellor's Medal

The Chancellor’s Medal is awarded annually to graduating undergraduate students with outstanding academic achievement. 2021 FPA recipient Charles Hutchinson earned a Bachelor of Economics (Honours).

Hutchinson originally came to Carleton with a plan to study political science and perhaps go on to law school. Then he took a first-year economics course.

“Professor Nick Rowe had this enthusiasm and passion about economics that was contagious,” he recalls.

“He explained that it was more than a discipline; it was a lens through which we look at the world. That was a revelation for me – and I never looked back.”

Rowe wasn’t the only faculty member to make an impression. Hutchinson counts professors Raúl Razo-Garcia and Maya Papineau among his mentors.

“They always had time to sit down with me and ‘talk shop,’” he says. “The Department of Economics’ faculty are some of the most passionate and supportive teachers that I’ve had the good fortune to come across. They consistently show a real compassion and care for the students in their charge.”

Hutchinson is heading to the London School of Economics in the fall to pursue a master’s degree. He says his enthusiasm spans all aspects of the field.

“I’m looking forward to having a chance to explore some of my academic interests and figuring out which niche of economics I will fit into most comfortably.”

Monday, June 28, 2021 in ,
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