The Sustainability Symposium takes place at the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor, on October 2 and 3, 2015. Please view the agenda and registration information. The deadline for registering is September 25, 2015.
CPA Canada News
Status of unification across Canada
The status of unification continues to accelerate across the country as provinces complete or make progress toward final legislation in their regions. The Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation is now in use in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Bermuda.
International members living in the U.S., Asia and the Caribbean are supported and part of the Canadian CPA profession through membership in the provincial and national bodies and through the establishment of new chapters in Asia and the Caribbean.
Ethics Workshop at the CAAA Conference
Post Conference Summary
Ethical Issues in Tax and Finance
The Centre for Accounting Ethics conducted the 19th annual Ethics Workshop on the Sunday of the Annual CAAA Conference in Toronto. The attendees provided very positive feedback on the half-day session which they found informative and entertaining. This year we had two speakers.
Steve Balaban, CFA, Mink Capital. Steve highlighted important, emerging ethical issues in finance. He provided detailed examples of ways to integrate these topics into finance, accounting and ethics courses to engage student interest. His real life scenarios were entertaining and informative and his teaching exercises were helpful in identifying ways to connect the material to the student audience.
This year’s recipient of the Estey Award, Ashton Murray of the University of Prince Edward Island, presented a summary of her paper “The Impact of Board Gender Diversity on Corporate Governance and Financial Performance”. Her sponsoring faculty member, Professor Amy MacFarlane was not able to attend the conference however her support of the competition was acknowledged. Once more the Centre thanks the family of the late Mr. Justice Willard Z. Estey for their continued and generous support of this award. The Ethics Centre asks all members to continue to encourage their students to submit to this competition, which will be conducted again in 2016.
Editor-in-Chief, Contemporary Accounting Research
The Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) is searching for the next Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Accounting Research (CAR) for a three-year term, starting May 1, 2017. The Editor-in-Chief will also be a member of the Board of Directors of the CAAA. View Details +
CAAA Digital Transformation Project: Request for Proposals
The CAAA is embarking on a Digital Transformation Project that will see the CAAA.ca website completely redesigned with brand new features and functionality that will add valuable tools for our membership and modernize our digital brand presence. Please see the Request for Proposals for more details.
Congratulations to Dr. David J. Cooper
The CAAA would like to congratulate long-time member and supporter Dr. David J. Cooper, from the University of Alberta,whowill receive the Doctor Honoris Causa at the Université Paris-Dauphine on June 4, 2015. David has served as Chair of the Association’s Research Committee and on our Executive Committee, and is a previous recipient of the Association’s Haim Falk Award. The Doctorate Honoris Causa Award Ceremony will take place at the University’s Dauphine campus in Paris.
David J. Cooper is the Professor of Accounting in the Alberta School of Business and Consulting Professor at Strathclyde University. David obtained a BSc (Econ) from London School of Economics and a Ph.D. from the University of Manchester. Previously, he has received Honorary Doctorates from Turku University and Copenhagen Business School and the Kaplan Award for Excellence in Research from the University of Alberta. Before joining the University of Alberta, he held appointments at University of Manchester, the University of East Anglia, and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, and has held visiting positions at several other universities, including the University of British Columbia, University of California, Berkeley, Oxford University, Kyoto University, Université Paris Dauphine, Copenhagen Business School, University of New South Wales, and Queen’s University. David has written or edited nine books and published more than eighty articles and book chapters, mainly providing social and critical analyses of management accounting and accounting regulation. He is on the editorial boards of six academic journals, including CAR, and is an editor of Accounting Organizations and Society and consulting editor of Critical Perspectives on Accounting.
2015 CAAA Annual Conference
Please join us for the 2015 CAAA Annual Conference at the Hilton Toronto Hotel on May 28–31, 2015!
Friday and Saturday