Don Rowlatt

 Don Rowlatt
Professor Emeritus


BCom, Saskatchewan; MA, PhD, Princeton

Don Rowlatt joined the Faculty of Business at the beginning of the 1999-2000 academic year after 14 years as a University Vice President, first at the University of Saskatchewan and then at the University of Victoria. Prior to his time in finance and operations at the University, he was a senior public servant with both the Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan.

Currently, Don’s work life revolves around his classes in corporate and management finance at both the undergraduate and graduate programs, while maintaining a research interest in corporate governance and the reaction of stock prices to dividend payments. Some of his most pleasant moments arrive in the form of e-mails from “old” students who are now placed in interesting jobs, traveling the world, or facing the real rigours of a graduate program. “Many of our students really don’t get challenged enough with the material at the undergraduate level; encountering difficult material at law school, a professional internship, or a finance graduate program can help them learn more about themselves.”

In addition to working with the Dean on various budget and resource issues in his role as Assistant Dean, Don is a member of the Board of Directors of the Provincial Health Services Authority and is the Chair of the Finance Committee of that Authority. In January of 2003, he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his contribution to education and community service. In April 2008, Don was appointed to be an Independent Commissioner with the British Columbia Securities Commission.

  • Faculty Award of Excellence, Commerce Student Society (2001)
  • Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his contribution to education and community service (2003)
  • University of Victoria, Faculty of Business Award for Outstanding Teaching (2005)
  • Excellence in Teaching, MBA Class of 2008
  • Management Finance (BCom)
  • Corporate Finance (BCom & MBA)