The first thing I can remember wanting to be was an astronaut. As a kid I was really interested in science and space. From my Lego sets to the documentaries I watched and the museums I spent my weekends at, most things I did when I was young related to space in some way.
I did my undergraduate degree in political science and economics at Carleton University, where personal interest led me to use a number of my elective choices on accounting and finance courses. Upon graduation, I considered enrolling in a Masters degree in the same stream as my undergrad or an MBA. Ultimately, I chose to pursue a designation of Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and am currently a CMA Candidate.
Egg rolls from Golden Palace on Carling Avenue. So good.
It bothers me when people inappropriately use (usually unknowingly) heuristics and bias in reasoning; particularly representativeness, availability, and the confirmation bias. Also when people walk slowly and take up the entire sidewalk.
It’s hard to beat an evening out with friends: some live music and microbrew in a small pub. It’s even better if that pub is near a mountain and the next day is filled with skiing.
Within our Millennial practice, I work directly with clients to build objectives, author reports, conduct focus groups, and program online surveys; I am also responsible for financial control and administration
I like that my job is always something different. For me, a great appeal of working with a small company is the dynamic atmosphere and the challenge. At Abacus, I have the fortune of working with a great team of people across a wide range of projects and disciplines – it’s never routine.