James Wishart, MA

I began my employment with the College of the Rockies in August 2004 and I regularly teach Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Quantitative Methods, Environmental Economics, and Managerial Economics. At this College I have also taught Statistics, Finite Mathematics I, Research Methods, Basic Economics, Labour Economics, and Business Mathematics. Prior to my employment here, I had been an instructor at Thompson Rivers University, Capilano University, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

I have served the College in many ways including being on Education Council, the Program Planning Committee, and the Classroom and Information Technology Committee. I have been active in the Faculty Association over the years including being a member of the Faculty Development Committee, the Association’s representative on the Pension Advisory Committee through FPSE, a Steward, and on the Association’s Executive. I am currently the Vice Chair of the BC Economics Articulation Committee through BCCAT.

My post-secondary studies began at Kwantlen where I took many courses in business, economics, and computer information systems. I was able to transfer the vast majority of those credits to UNBC where I eventually earned a BA in Economics and General Business (double major). From there I ventured out of my home province to Ontario where I earned an MA in Economics from the University of Guelph. As both an undergraduate and graduate student my main areas of interest were climate change, carbon dioxide emission modelling, environmental tax shifting, carbon taxes, and tradeable emissions permits.