CAAA-Deloitte Fund Awarded to two Canadian research projects

in collaboration with Del Pri RgbThe CAAA and Deloitte Canada congratulate the successful recipients of funding support from the CAAA-Deloitte Fund for Accounting Research:

· Sara Wick (University of Guelph) and Camillo Lento (Lakehead University)
· Lindsay McLachlan (Brandon University)

The fund has been established to commission research in 2021 on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on equity-seeking groups in the accounting academic population, including women, caregivers, racialized and marginalized groups, and graduate students.

Evidence, both anecdotal and empirical, is building on the career effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on full and part-time educators and researchers. These effects have the potential to radically change accounting teaching and research, the fundamental structures of accounting departments and faculty career paths, and thus the future of the wider accounting profession in Canada. Deloitte and the CAAA aim to:

  • Better understand the short and long-term impacts of the pandemic on those who are particularly vulnerable to its effects
  • Contribute to the data and research landscape surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Provide data to inform thought leadership in accounting and audit practice
  • Support Canadian accounting academics as they move forward in their careers
  • Use the outcomes of this research to inform our actions in providing tangible and consequential support to CAAA members

 “These recipients have demonstrated a clear and focused approach to sound research and methodology, integrating equity and inclusion principles – and their work will pave the way to a greater understanding of the career effects of COVID-19 on equity-seeking populations teaching and researching in the field of accounting,” said Michael Cherny, Senior Manager, Audit and Assurance, Deloitte Canada, and champion of the CAAA-Deloitte Fund. “Deloitte is proud to collaborate with the CAAA to advance inclusion and diversity in the sphere of accounting and audit research and education, as well as the profession, and to support and develop Canadian academics by providing them with opportunities to undertake this valuable research.”

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