Thompson Rivers University

Keith Whitmore

Name: Keith Whitmore
Position: Faculty
Phone: 1.888.828.3399 ext 6987


Soccer*, hockey and travel. *Football to you purists (smiles).

Notable football events I have attended:

Fulham FC v West Bromich Albion at Craven Cottage 14 September 2019

Royale Union Saint-Gilloise vs KV Kortrijk (Jupiler Pro League) Brussels Belgium May 14, 2019

Arsenal v Vorskla Poltava at the Emirate (Europa group stage 2018)

Tottenham v Burnley at Wembley (Premiership 2017)

Man City v SouthHampton at the Etihad (Premiership 2016)

Benficca v Juventus at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon (Europa League Semi-Final)

National Football Museum in Manchester

Research Interests

Effective and efficient use of technology in the successful delivery of distance education.


Masters of Business Administration University of Alberta

Masters of Science in Electrical / Biomedical Engineering University of Alberta

Chartered Professional Accountant

Certified General Accountant

Certified Health Care Executive

Certified Clinical Engineer

Professional Engineer

Canadian Securities Course

Bachelor of Science (with Distinction) in Electrical Engineering U. of A.


Presentations/ Conferences Attended:

San Diego Angel Conference
Bringing Together Investors and Entrepreneurs
March 15, 2019

Online Learning Consortium
Orlando, Fl 15-17 Nov. 2017

The Teaching Professor Technology Conference
New Orleans, LA 2-4 October 2015

12th World Congress of Accounting Educators & Researchers
Florence, Italy 13-15 November 2014

6th International Conference of Education, Research & Innovation
Seville, Spain 18-20 November 2013
Authored and presented a paper
"Distance Education in British Columbia"

2011 Thompson Rivers University Award
Teaching Excellence

2011 Open Learning Division of Thompson Rivers
Outstanding Service Award


Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Mid-Year Meeting October 1993 in Bellevue Washington.
presented a session on The Canadian Health Care System with an emphasis on comparing and contrasting the Canadian and US systems

Review of Scheduled Performance Assurance Inspections, Journal of Clinical Engineering, March April 1993, Volume 18, Number 2, pages 159 164.

Who, What, Where, When, Why & How: Technology Assessment in a Hospital Setting, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 1993, 31, HTA25-HTA27. (Based on a presentation at the International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care Vancouver, Canada 1992

A Clinical Engineering Information System Incorporating ECRI-HECS, HECSLINK, and dBase, Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, Volume 27, Number 1, January/February 1993, pp. 33-41. (Based on a presentation at the 1992 Annual AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Meeting) in Los Angeles).

A Prelude to Quality Assurance for Biomedical Engineering presented at the Canadian Medical Biological Engineering Society Conference, Vancouver, Canada July 1986.

Equipment Acquisition at the University of Alberta Hospitals, presented at the Congress on Medical Instrumentation, Amsterdam, Holland July 1984.

A Microprocessor Controlled C.T. Scanner, Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, December 1980

Employment History

Thompson Rivers University / 1988 to Present
formerly B.C. Open University/ Open Learning

Vancouver Coastal Health/ 2004 to 2008
Director, Supply Chain Processes / Director, Purchasing
Patient Safety Steering Committee

Workers Compensation Board/ 1998 to 2003
Client Services Manager, Health Care Services

North Shore Health Region/ 1994 to 1998
Manager, Finance & Manager, Biomedical Engineering

Fraser Burrard Hospital Society 1985 to 1994
Director, Biomedical Engineering
Coordinator, Strategic Planning

University of Alberta Hospitals 1982 to 1985
Manager, Equipment and Facility Planning

Courses Taught

Accounting (ACCT)
1211 Introductory Accounting I
1221 Introductory Accounting II

2281 Sage (Simply) Accounting (Accounting Software)

3201 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
3211 Intermediate Financial Accounting II

2251 Managerial Accounting /Cost Accounting I
3251 Managerial Accounting /Cost Accounting II
4251 Advanced Managerial / Cost Accounting Case Approach

4211 Advanced Accounting Theory (course is no longer offered)

Management Information Systems (MIST)
2611 Management Information Systems I

Organizational Behavior (ORGB)
4871 Advanced Leadership and Change Management

Entrepreneurship (ENTP)
4751 New Venture Creation

1071 Fundamentals of Math for Business & Economics
1721 Applied Math and Science for Water Treatment Technology

Professional Affiliations

Chartered Professional Accountant

Certified General Accountants

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C.

Canadian College of Health Service Executives


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