Don Cyr, Interim Dean, Goodman School of Business
Don Cyr joined Brock University in 1995 as an Associate Professor of Finance where he has taught courses in corporate finance, international finance and investments at the graduate and undergraduate level. He held the posts of Acting Department Chair in the Department of Accounting and Finance from 2001 to 2002; Associate Dean, Research and Graduates Studies from 2002 to 2009; and Acting Dean from January to July 2004. In January 2012, he was appointed Interim Dean of the Faculty of Business. In addition, Cyr is a Research Associate with the Niagara Community Observatory at Brock University and was the Acting Director of the Observatory from July to December 2011. He has also been a Fellow of the Cool Climate, Oenology and Viticulture Institute at Brock since 2009.
Prior to joining Brock, Cyr was an Associate Professor of Finance in the Business Administration Program at the University of Northern British Columbia from 1993 to 1995 and from 1990 to 1993 he was an Associate Professor in the College of Commerce at the University of Saskatchewan where he was the first Director of the MSc in Finance degree program.
Cyr carries out research in corporate and investment finance and has consulted and provided specialized training for a number of organizations. His current research is in the area of financial weather derivatives, and in particular their potential use in the wine and viticulture industry. He has been featured in media outlets across the country on this topic.
He holds a BSc in Geology from Concordia University, a MBA from the University of Saskatchewan, a MA in Economics and a PhD in Finance from the University of Alberta. He is the recipient of a number of teaching awards including the Chancellors Chair for Teaching Excellence and the Faculty of Business Excellence in Teaching Award. He has authored several professional training programs for industry.