School of Business
Abbotsford campus, C2419
Phone: 604-557-7441 ext. 4137email Keith
Keith Lownie is a graduate of BCIT's Financial Management Diploma program in Accounting (1989) who obtained his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in 1993 (now Chartered Professional Accountant, CPA) while working at KPMG. He completed the Executive MBA program requirements (2006) at Simon Fraser University. In addition to his professional accounting designation he has held Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designations.
Priort to teaching, Keith has over thirteen years of industry experience, working as an auditor with KPMG, as a Controller in the forest industry, and as a Stockbroker/Financial Advisor with ScotiaMcLeod. Keith began teaching full time in 2003 and over the past twelve years he has taught for Douglas College, BCIT, UFV, Chartered Accountant School of Business (CASB) and the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Professional Education Program (PEP).
In addition to teaching at UFV, Keith facilitates for both CASB and CPA, teaching their intensive weekend sessions for all CASB/CPA workshops and modules as well as the Uniform/Common Final Exam preparation courses each year. In 2009 he won CASB's Outstanding Facilitator award for British Columbia.
Keith lives in Chilliwack and has two sons, Ian and Scott. He loves to windsurf in the spring and summer, as well as ski and snowboard in the winter. He also plays and coaches soccer. Keith really enjoys teaching and found the CA program to be a very positive experience for himself and he continually enjoys interacting with business students at UFV.
Courses recently taught at UFV:
Lownie, K., & McQuarrie, F. (2014). Applying the principles of soccer training to the design and delivery of classes in introductory accounting courses. Accounting Perspectives, 13(1), 83-98. doi:10.1111/1911-3838.12025.
I have a great appreciation for the professor who pushed me to get my CA designation. Isn’t it crazy how a little conversation can change your life so completely. Keith’s guidance alone has given me a lifetime of happiness and wealth. If I had gone to a larger university who knows if something like that would have ever happened. I am very proud of the route I took, but I wouldn’t have gotten there without my professors at UFV.