Expert availability: D-Day, interest rates, Starliner launch

Western University experts are available on the 80th anniversary of D-Day, the Bank of Canada’s interest rate announcement and the Starliner launch.

 June 05, 2024
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 June 05, 2024

D-Day 80th anniversary
June 6th will mark 80 years since the allied invasion of Normandy.

Jonathan Vance
Distinguished University Professor, History

Areas of expertise: D-Day and World War II, military history, Canadian history and social memory.

Bank of Canada interest rate announcement
All eyes are on the Bank of Canada to see if a rate decrease is announced.

Cristián Bravo
Associate Professor, Statistical and Actuarial Sciences; Canada Research Chair in Banking and Insurance Analytics

Areas of expertise: Banking and financial institutions, financial technology (fintech), credit scoring and credit risk, artificial intelligence and data science, profit-driven business analytics.

Read more: Expert explainer: Will the Bank of Canada lower interest rates?

Diana Mok
Associate Professor, DAN Management & Organizational Studies

Areas of expertise: Real estate economics, housing supply, real estate and finances, corporate real estate, urban economic geography.

Starliner Launch
Boeing and NASA look to launch the new Starliner spacecraft with astronauts bound for the International Space Station. 

Gordon Osinski
Professor, Earth Sciences; Director of the Earth and Planetary Materials Analysis Laboratory

Areas of expertise: Principal investigator of the Canadian lunar rover mission, lunar exploration, planetary geology.


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