Becky Mason has been teaching since 2000 and joined the faculty of Camosun College in 2008, where she teaches courses in Microeconomics, the Canadian Economy and Public Finance. She graduated as an MBA, with honours, in Business Economics and Public Policy, from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Becky worked in international finance for over a decade before embarking on a teaching career. She has worked in refugee camps as a financial manager, drafted the US foreign aid budget and evaluated the credit risk of foreign governments.
Having owned several small businesses, Becky enjoys bringing the joys and challenges of owning or running a firm to Camosun’s students, emphasizing actual issues firms confront. Each semester, her Microeconomics students go on a field trip to the Hartland Landfill to learn directly how to apply economics to solving our waste problem. Becky continues to serve on the College Environmental Sustainability Council and connects economics to the environment wherever possible.
In her spare time, Becky operates a small farm and writes about economic issues for Small Farm Canada magazine.