About the Event

This fun one-day seminar consists of a mix of short lectures, games, and activities that introduce economic principles using real-life examples. Content from this seminar has direct overlap with the NEW Economics 12 BC Curriculum*.

This program is a great complement to many courses including Economics, Business Education, Social Studies, and Career Planning.

Topics covered:
Scarcity | Choice | Opportunity cost | Marginal decision making | Incentives | Trade | Economic systems

When

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
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Where

Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
6083 McKay Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5H 2W7
Contact Name: 
Tanya Nelson
Contact Phone: 
604-688-0221 ext. 549

Event Pricing

FREE - no costs to register or attend
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About the Event

This fun one-day seminar consists of a mix of short lectures, games, and activities that introduce economic principles using real-life examples. Content from this seminar has direct overlap with the NEW Economics 12 BC Curriculum*.

This program is a great complement to many courses including Economics, Business Education, Social Studies, and Career Planning.

Topics covered:
Scarcity | Choice | Opportunity cost | Marginal decision making | Incentives | Trade | Economic systems

Speakers & Instructors

Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Arizona
Dirk Mateer is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Arizona. He is the author of Economics in the... more

Dirk Mateer is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Arizona. He is the author of Economics in the Movies (2005), Essentials of Economics (2015), and Principles of Economics (2017). His website: dirkmateer.com houses over 500 media assets that relate economics to popular culture. Dirk is also an award-winning instructor. He has been featured in the "Great Teachers in Economics" series and he was also the inaugural winner of the Economic Communicator Contest sponsored by the Association of Private Enterprise Education. While he was at Penn State, he received the George W. Atherton Award, the university’s highest teaching award, and was voted the best overall teacher in the Smeal College of Business by the readers of Critique Magazine. At the University of Arizona, he received the best large class lecture award in the Eller College of Management. He also founded the Journal of Economics Teaching in 2015 in order to create a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to innovative instruction in economics.

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Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Arizona
Charity-Joy Acchiardo is a Lecturer of Economics at the University of Arizona and the executive... more

Charity-Joy Acchiardo is a Lecturer of Economics at the University of Arizona and the executive director of the Journal of Economics Teaching. Among her contributions to economic education are Dystopia and Economics: A Guide to Surviving Everything from the Apocalypse to Zombies and econshark.com, a website highlighting the economics of Shark Tank. She understands that many people perceive the study of economics as uninteresting and disconnected to the realities of their everyday lives. But she also knows that isn’t true. She gets her students actively engaged in observing their own worlds and solving the puzzles they find there. She is a frequent speaker at teaching workshops across North America and Europe where she shares tips for making economics come alive for students. Dr. Acchiardo has an MBA from Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a Ph.D. from George Mason University.

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Event Testimonials

  • It is difficult to create interest for economics courses at our school. Having the draw of a professional seminar has been a big help for our program.
    - Teacher, Burnaby
  • An excellent experience for both myself and my students. The presenters were phenomenal! Top Notch!
    - Teacher, Vancouver
  • I found this seminar to be very valuable for my students and provided many opportunities for hands on learning.
    - Teacher, Kelowna

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