Born and raised in Brandon, David Taylor graduated from Brandon University with a Bachelor of Science degree and followed that by achieving his designation as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba. The C.A. designation provided David with many opportunities in public practice and industry positions over his career.
Early in his professional career, David was asked to teach in the Chartered Accountants education program run by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba. Many weekends were spent sharing knowledge with many of the accounting professionals now in practice in Manitoba and beyond. As the Manitoba CA education program moved to the province’s universities, David’s teaching continued as a sessional instructor at Brandon University for many years.
In 2003, an opportunity to teach fulltime at Brandon University opened and David became a member of the Business Administration Department, where he shares his knowledge and experience with students in the accounting and tax-related courses
In his teaching, David focuses on student success. A favourite saying in class is “Nothing comes without hard work but with hard work comes success.” David has always kept an open door policy for students to ask questions, voice concerns or just visit.
For over 15 years he has enjoyed the role of faculty advisor to the Enactus organization on campus and has shared in the successes of the students as they presented their community based projects in competition with other university groups across the country. Numerous regional and national honours have been earned by the Enactus team. David is currently the Business Administration Department Chair and serves on several University and community organizations.
David received the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2021.