About the Author
F. Ernest Jerome received a B.Sc. degree in Honours Physics from McMaster University, where he was that university’s first undergraduate to be a prize-winner in the annual Canadian Association of Physicists’ Examination national competition. After earning a graduate degree in Oceanography at the University of British Columbia, he was appointed head of the Physics Department at Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Nanaimo, BC. Professor Jerome later obtained an MBA in finance from UBC, where he was awarded the Schulich Fellowship for Entrepreneurship. He subsequently taught courses in business mathematics, corporate finance, personal financial planning, mutual funds, and securities analysis in VIU’s Faculty of Business. He holds a Chartered Financial Planner designation, and received the 1987 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Canadian Institute of Financial Planning.
Jackie Shemko teaches in the School of Business, I.T. & Management at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario. She has over fifteen years of experience teaching Business Mathematics at the college level. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. Prior to beginning her teaching career, Jackie worked in corporate banking with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. She has contributed to previous editions of Business Mathematics in Canada as a technical reviewer and author of ancillary materials.