pevans


Paul Evans

Photo of Paul Evans

School of Administrative Studies

Assistant Professor
School of Administrative Studies

Office: Atkinson College, 216
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 55677
Email: pevans@yorku.ca
Primary website: Ancient Abbeys of Brittany


Paul Evans' research is currently focused on financial and valuation matters related to medieval Breton abbeys and their "alien priories" in England. He is active in the Ancient Abbeys of Brittany Project and serving the community in various capacities.

More...

Paul Evans was born, spent his childhood and obtained his university qualifications in Britain. He did a full year of Voluntary Service Overseas in Mombasa, Kenya. He joined the Atkinson faculty in 1971 after several years of Canadian accounting experience during which he obtained his CPA, CA designation. Since that time he has taught financial accounting both to York and professional students.

He was one of two faculty members who founded, in 1972, what has become the School of Administrative Studies. Since that time he has held various university, faculty and School positions. He was Undergraduate Program Director of the School from 2004-7 and Director from 2008-11.

Since 2000 and especially since he ended his term as Director in 2011 his research has focused on medieval studies.

In 2000 he co-founded the Ancient Abbeys of Brittany Project which has become a collaboration between York, the University of Toronto, the University of Western Brittany and CRBC in Brest, and the University of Southern Brittany and CERHIO in Lorient. His research contribution has related to financial matters associated with Breton Abbeys and their "alien priories" in England. He has also prepared, organized and is the custodian of a database of charters of one Breton abbey and is in process of preparing three others. He has contributed papers to various recent conferences at Kalamazoo (6), Leeds (3) and Brest. In May 2014 he organized an Ancient Abbeys of Brittany Colloquium entitled "Cistercians and Canons Regular in Medieval Brittany, Normandy, England and Wales / Cisterciens et Chanoines réguliers en Bretagne, en Normandie, en Angleterre et au Pays de Galles au Moyen Âge" which was held partly at York University and partly at the University of Toronto. In May 2016 he organized a second AABP colloquium for which he was successful as a co-applicant in obtaining funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and French research funding agencies. This one was entitled "Monastères, convergences, échanges et confrontations dans l’Ouest de l’Europe au Moyen Âge/Monasteries, convergences, exchanges and confrontations in the West of Europe in the Middle Ages".

He recently published as sole author, “Histoires d’argent : emprunts et prêts dans les chartes de l’abbaye de Beauport” in Un scriptorium et son époque : Les chanoines de Beauport et la société bretonne au Moyen-Âge, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, under the direction of Cédric Jeanneau, pp. 170-200, Centre de Recherche Bretonne, Brest (France), 2015

Since 1980 he has continued to serve as President of the York University Faculty Association Foundation and Chair of the York University Faculty Association Trust. These organizations have enabled faculty to contribute substantial sums to scholarship endowments for York students. The YUFA Trust is currently working to encourage partnerships with high schools to facilitate entry of students into the university from vulnerable local communities.

Paul is a member of the graduate faculty and has recently taught FACC6840 - Experiencing Financial Accountability. This course involved Master of Financial Accountability students preparing a case study involving an organization. Students prepared case studies which involved a wide variety of organizations including a major bank, a pension fund, a local retail franchise and a non-profit organization.

His teaching assignments are mainly to ADMS1500 (Introduction to Accounting) and ADMS2500 (Introduction to Financial Accounting). In the former course he has introduced a number of innovations designed to improve student communication and participation.

Paul enjoys facilitating the realization of potential in individuals, organizations and communities. He is a year round cyclist who otherwise uses and has in interest in public transportation. He particularly values integrity, quality, professionalism and teamwork. He prefers to work within transparent, democratic, and empowering organizational structures.

His office is Room 216 Atkinson and he can be reached at pevans@yorku.ca or 416-736-5677.

Degrees

CPA, CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
Graduate Diploma in Social & Administrative Studies, University of Oxford
Honours BA in Economics, University of Wales - University College of Swansea

Professional Leadership

Responsible with Professor Sung Kwon for the preparation and introduction of the Master of Financial Accountability program. In May 2014 and May 2016 organized bi-lingual multi-disciplinary Ancient Abbeys of Brittany Colloquiua held at York University, the University of Toronto Mississauga and the University of Toronto St George.

Community Contributions

President of the York University Faculty Association Trust Fund and Chair of the York University Faculty Association Foundation (responsible funding or facilitating many student scholarships and community outreach including the Transition Year Program, Success Beyond Limits and the Advanced Credit Experience).

Research Interests

Accounting , History, Economics, Medieval Celtic Studies, Accounting

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Summer 2019 GS/FACC6850 6.0 A Financial Accountability Practicum INSP


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2019 GS/FACC6850 6.0 A Financial Accountability Practicum PRAC
Winter 2020 GS/FACC6850 6.0 M Financial Accountability Practicum PRAC


Paul Evans' research is currently focused on financial and valuation matters related to medieval Breton abbeys and their "alien priories" in England. He is active in the Ancient Abbeys of Brittany Project and serving the community in various capacities.

Paul Evans was born, spent his childhood and obtained his university qualifications in Britain. He did a full year of Voluntary Service Overseas in Mombasa, Kenya. He joined the Atkinson faculty in 1971 after several years of Canadian accounting experience during which he obtained his CPA, CA designation. Since that time he has taught financial accounting both to York and professional students.

He was one of two faculty members who founded, in 1972, what has become the School of Administrative Studies. Since that time he has held various university, faculty and School positions. He was Undergraduate Program Director of the School from 2004-7 and Director from 2008-11.

Since 2000 and especially since he ended his term as Director in 2011 his research has focused on medieval studies.

In 2000 he co-founded the Ancient Abbeys of Brittany Project which has become a collaboration between York, the University of Toronto, the University of Western Brittany and CRBC in Brest, and the University of Southern Brittany and CERHIO in Lorient. His research contribution has related to financial matters associated with Breton Abbeys and their "alien priories" in England. He has also prepared, organized and is the custodian of a database of charters of one Breton abbey and is in process of preparing three others. He has contributed papers to various recent conferences at Kalamazoo (6), Leeds (3) and Brest. In May 2014 he organized an Ancient Abbeys of Brittany Colloquium entitled "Cistercians and Canons Regular in Medieval Brittany, Normandy, England and Wales / Cisterciens et Chanoines réguliers en Bretagne, en Normandie, en Angleterre et au Pays de Galles au Moyen Âge" which was held partly at York University and partly at the University of Toronto. In May 2016 he organized a second AABP colloquium for which he was successful as a co-applicant in obtaining funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and French research funding agencies. This one was entitled "Monastères, convergences, échanges et confrontations dans l’Ouest de l’Europe au Moyen Âge/Monasteries, convergences, exchanges and confrontations in the West of Europe in the Middle Ages".

He recently published as sole author, “Histoires d’argent : emprunts et prêts dans les chartes de l’abbaye de Beauport” in Un scriptorium et son époque : Les chanoines de Beauport et la société bretonne au Moyen-Âge, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, under the direction of Cédric Jeanneau, pp. 170-200, Centre de Recherche Bretonne, Brest (France), 2015

Since 1980 he has continued to serve as President of the York University Faculty Association Foundation and Chair of the York University Faculty Association Trust. These organizations have enabled faculty to contribute substantial sums to scholarship endowments for York students. The YUFA Trust is currently working to encourage partnerships with high schools to facilitate entry of students into the university from vulnerable local communities.

Paul is a member of the graduate faculty and has recently taught FACC6840 - Experiencing Financial Accountability. This course involved Master of Financial Accountability students preparing a case study involving an organization. Students prepared case studies which involved a wide variety of organizations including a major bank, a pension fund, a local retail franchise and a non-profit organization.

His teaching assignments are mainly to ADMS1500 (Introduction to Accounting) and ADMS2500 (Introduction to Financial Accounting). In the former course he has introduced a number of innovations designed to improve student communication and participation.

Paul enjoys facilitating the realization of potential in individuals, organizations and communities. He is a year round cyclist who otherwise uses and has in interest in public transportation. He particularly values integrity, quality, professionalism and teamwork. He prefers to work within transparent, democratic, and empowering organizational structures.

His office is Room 216 Atkinson and he can be reached at pevans@yorku.ca or 416-736-5677.

Degrees

CPA, CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
Graduate Diploma in Social & Administrative Studies, University of Oxford
Honours BA in Economics, University of Wales - University College of Swansea

Professional Leadership

Responsible with Professor Sung Kwon for the preparation and introduction of the Master of Financial Accountability program. In May 2014 and May 2016 organized bi-lingual multi-disciplinary Ancient Abbeys of Brittany Colloquiua held at York University, the University of Toronto Mississauga and the University of Toronto St George.

Community Contributions

President of the York University Faculty Association Trust Fund and Chair of the York University Faculty Association Foundation (responsible funding or facilitating many student scholarships and community outreach including the Transition Year Program, Success Beyond Limits and the Advanced Credit Experience).

Research Interests

Accounting , History, Economics, Medieval Celtic Studies, Accounting


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Summer 2019 GS/FACC6850 6.0 A Financial Accountability Practicum INSP


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2019 GS/FACC6850 6.0 A Financial Accountability Practicum PRAC
Winter 2020 GS/FACC6850 6.0 M Financial Accountability Practicum PRAC