The School of Management, Economics, and Mathematics (MEM) has published the fifth edition of the MEM Insider, to showcase the talents of the School’s students, faculty, and staff.

The July 2020 issue of the MEM Insider is the first to be published as a completely electronic edition. The 60-page issue is co-edited by Taryn Rollins, third-year King’s student enrolled in the Management and Organizational Studies (MOS) and English programs and Josephine Bondi, a Special Undergraduate Student, working towards a Certificate in the Teaching and Practice of Writing.

School of MEM students have written articles about their internships, personal experiences including living in Canada, and experiential learning trips. Faculty have also contributed content, showcasing their research. The issue also includes Alumni and Department Announcements, an Alumni and Faculty Profiles, MEM Faculty and Staff Talents, a report from Dr. Grigori Erenburg, Director, School of MEM and Associate Professor and tributes to Joseph MacDonald ’80.

The creation of the MEM Insider was led by Project Manager Estelle Van Winckle, School Administrator of the School of MEM. Dr. Vidya Natarajan, Writing Program Coordinator.  Layout and design were done by Nikki Sasso Mitchell, Communications Assistant, Communications and Media Relations with professional photography by Steve Grimes of Grimes Photography.

The MEM Insider, originally known as the EBM Insider, was first published in June 2016. A student-run magazine for what was then the Department of Economics, Business and Mathematics was the idea of Ester Gerassime ’18 Honours Specialization in Economics and Ruta Tewari ’17 BMOS (Hons) Finance and Administration, members of the King’s EconoMath Society (KEMS) Club. They approached Department Chair Dr. Peter Ibbott, now Associate Professor in the School of MEM and Van Winckle.

“Dr. Ibbott and I worked to help them hammer out their ideas and find funding within our budget to make this dream a reality,” remembers Van Wincke. In the years since, the School of MEM has worked with student clubs to foster writers and editors from within our programs and with The Write Place to find essays from international students.

“The target audience is broad, prospective students, current students and alumni, the decision to make this magazine inclusive of everyone who has walked through our doors was done with intention, we truly believe that MEM and King’s is ‘A place to be and a place to become,’” says Van Winckle.

The current issue (as well as back issues) can be found here: https://www.kings.uwo.ca/academics/school-of-management-economics-and-mathematics/mem-insider/.