Michael Atkinson

Michael Atkinson has been a part-time instructor with IZUNA since 2009. He is currently the Vice President of Wealth Management at G+F Financial Group. Prior to joining G+F Financial Group in 2013, Michael spent 19 years with Vancity. He held various roles including Branch Manager and Director, Sustainable Wealth Management where he was responsible for over 100 staff and his team managed over $ 1.4 billion in assets. In 2004, Michael was recognized by the Credit Union Central of Canada and was a recipient of the National Young Leader Award.

Michael served on the Board of Vancity Community Foundation for six years, including four years as the Chair of the finance committee. He currently sits on the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation Board and is a member of the Investment committee and past Chair of the East Meets West Vancouver Symphony Ochestra (VSO) fundraiser.

Michael holds a Master of Business Administration and a BA in Economics and minor in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University (SFU). Michael also holds an Associate Certificate in Financial Planning from IZUNA, Financial Management Advisor (FMA) designation from the Canadian Securities Institute and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Michael is currently completing a Masters of Science in Economic Policy through the University of London.

Michael teaches:
- BUSA 2005 Principles of Management
- ECON 2100 Microeconomics
- ECON 2200 Macroeconomics
- ORGB 1105 Organizational Behaviour