Calista Cheung, Regional Director (Economics), Bank of Canada will give an Economic Update.Calista Cheung was appointed as Regional Director (Economics) at the Bank of Canada's Regional Office for British Columbia and the Yukon in June 2014. In this capacity, she directs research and analysis on economic and financial developments in the region. She also plays a major role in communicating the Bank's messages to a variety of external audiences and promoting an exchange of views on the economy and monetary policy. Ms. Cheung first joined the Bank in 2003 as an economist in the Current Analysis Division of the Research Department and then became a senior analyst in the Asia-Europe Division of the International Department. She moved to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris in 2009 as an economist in the Economics Department and was subsequently promoted to senior economist there. Ms. Cheung has also worked at the European Central Bank in a secondment, and at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston as a research intern. Ms. Cheung was born in Ottawa. She received a Master’s degree in Economics from Boston University and a Bachelor of Commerce with Joint Honours in Economics and Finance from McGill University. This event is off the record and closed to the media.