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Don Poort,

Assistant Professor of Business Administration
 306.756.3244    
Teaches:

Introduction to Business

Organizational Behaviour 

Managerial Accounting

Corporate Finance

Business Math

Microeconomics

Macroeconomics

Teaching Philosophy

In my role as an educator, I serve my students by rousing their interest in the topics we explore together. I enjoy teaching the theoretical concepts alongside practical applications based on real life examples and case studies from the business world. In this age of education based on the pursuit of individual desires only, it is exciting to become part of an Institution that still places God at the center of all things.

Background

I was born in small town Ontario and lived there until leaving for University. I met my wife while attending Wilfrid Laurier for my Economics degree. Our two grown children were twenty-four and twenty when God called us to move to Saskatchewan and serve at Briercrest. I am an avid hockey player, and follower. I love all types of technology and have been known to relax with a good book or a great video game!

Education

MS Finance and Economics, Liberty University (in progress)
CPA, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1992
CA, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1992
BA Honours Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, 1991

Research

Intersection of biblical principles with business and technology
SME – family business succession
Artificial intelligence topics in finance and economics
Business valuation topics
The professors really promote in-class discussion and I thrive off of that. The level of the engagement the professors show in their material encourages me to also have a deep level of engagement.
From the National Survey of Student Engagement 2015