Shelley Johnson

Degrees, Designations, Diplomas, and Certificates:

-In Progress- Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Visual Arts with a focus on photography and printmaking , University of British Columbia – Okanagan

Bachelor of Business Administration with distinction, Okanagan College

Certified Financial Planner designation achieved from the Financial Planning Standards Council of Canada

Masters of Business Administration (MBA) International Management, Asia Pacific International Graduate School of Management

Provincial Instructors Diploma Program

Certified General Accountant

Teaching Experience:

Currently on Extended study leave to complete the final portfolio year of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts at UBC – Okanagan Campus


Johnson, S & Myrah, K., “ Incorporating a Team Teaching Approach to Entrepreneurship”

Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference, Kelowna, BC November 2007

Johnson, S and Banham, H., Business Etiquette for Business Students February 2006

Johnson, S., Solving The Correct Problem, Not Just Solving the Problem Correctly Answering the Question Right.

Teaching and Learning Conference Okanagan University College February 2005

Johnson, S., Boosting Your Financial Fitness Teaching and Learning Conference Okanagan University College – delivered in 2003 and 2004

Johnson S., Ethics in Everyday Life – a presentation developed for High School Business Instructors and sponsored by CGA BC – various high school presentations

Implementing Active Learning - a presentation developed for CGA BC to teach accountants how to present CGA career related material in the high schools.


Fine Arts advisor to the School of Business 2007 to present – design and create commemorative cards for students, faculty and guest speakers

Research and design advice on creation of BFA degree ties and scarves

Art Exhibitions:

March 2011

Dreams and Dust, a group photography exhibition held at Rotary Centre for the Arts , Kelowna, BC
February 2011
Through the Lens - a group photography show at Vertigo Gallery, Vernon BC
May 2010

What Will We Learn Today – a stop motion animation project exploring activities during a 2 hour time period in the Centre for Learning. Shown at Okanagan College, School of Business Department Meeting
January 2010

In A Different Voice – a multimedia (pictures and voice) projection of the international student experience, in their own words. Shown at Okanagan College, School of Business Department Meeting
September 2010
The Transformation Project, a photography exhibit held at the Woman’s Place Fitness Group
April 2009
Collective Spaces, Collective Dispositions a solo photography and drawing show at Okanagan College Kelowna Campus

Research Interests:

  • Writing and speaking on the need for innovation, a design aesthetic and creative conflict solving in business education.
  • Current issues in the implementation and outcomes of creativity and creative problem-solving in teaching and learning

Expertise Areas:

  • Current issues and applications of tax planning for owner-managed businesses
  • Financial metrics and managerial accounting issues for owner managed business to achieve financial and non-financial goals
  • Estate and retirement planning issues and concerns for owner managed businesses

Associations and Board Memberships:

Member of the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia