Sunshine Coast Elder College

Fall 2018

Riding the Rollercoaster: Transformation of the BC Economy

This course examines the British Columbia economy from pre-Confederation times to the present day, with particular emphasis on how changes have affected social factors, such as jobs and communities. Until the dawn of the 20th century, resource exploitation — logging, mining, fishing — dominated the economy. The next hundred years, with the impact of two World Wars, the Great Depression of the thirties, and the post-WWII economic boom, saw a gradual shift from resource dependency to uncertainty. So, where are we today? The final session “Resource Reality: the future is now” explores the economy of the new century.  Where are the jobs? Where do provincial revenues come from?  What has become of the role of resources?”

Dates 4 Thursdays, Oct 4th – 25th
Times 10am – noon
Location Capilano University, Sechelt Campus

Brett McGillivray

Course fee $36.75 (GST incl.)