Shelley Johnson

Degrees, Designations, Diplomas and Certificates

Shelley Johnson

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Visual Arts, with a focus on photography and printmaking. University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, with distinction, Okanagan College
  • Masters of Business Administration in International Management, Asia Pacific International Graduate School of Management
  • Provincial Instructors Diploma
  • Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant

Teaching Experience:

  • Currently teaching Introduction to Income Tax, Strategic Management, Managerial Accounting
  • Past teaching experience in Personal Financial Planning, Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Risk and Retirement Planning, Corporate Income Tax,    


  • Johnson S – Business and Taxes for artists presented to UBC Visual Arts 4th year students and to the public at the Lake Country Art Gallery
  • Johnson S and Banham, H – Discover Your Strengths – CGA BC Annual Conference September 2012
  • Johnson, S & Myrah, K., “ Incorporating a Team Teaching Approach to Entrepreneurship” at the 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 Righ at the 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.

Other :

  • Explore Your Creative Side – Okanagan College Continuing Studies - a creativity course team taught with Marie Bartlett of Continuing Studies
  • Photography and graphic design to create Thank You cards for the Okanagan School of Business
  • Photography and graphic design work provided to update the Okanagan School of Business 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 brochure
  • Design work to create a student recruitment piece for the Okanagan School of Business to be used for high school presentations
  • Fine Arts advisor to the School of Business 2007 to present – design and create commemorative scrapbooks and cards  for students, faculty and guest speakers
  • Research and design advice to create commemorative BBA degree ties and scarves

Art Exhibitions

  • February 2016  - photograph done as part of a response to racism, held at the Alternator Gallery
  • May 2015 – One day group show of Okanagan College artists at Volcanic Hills Winery
  • March 2015 – Juried members exhibition at the Lake Country Art Gallery
  • November 2014 – juried Under 100 show at Lake Country Art Gallery
  • February 2014 – juried members exhibition at the Lake Country Art Gallery
  • April 2012 – year end group show graduating class Bachelor of Fine Arts – Visual Arts , University of British Columbia
March 2011 Dreams and Dust - a group photography exhibition held at the 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 international student experience, in their own words (show 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