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Stephen Bergstrom, SAIT: Audit Simulation (Howard Teall Award)

External Audit Simulation: "A Different Audit Every Time"

Imagine being able to create an interactive, semester-long project that's more than just a case study but, is a hands-on simulation of an external audit that allows for every student to be using different data. Also imagine that this will only take you minutes to create using Excel. Sound too good to be true? It's not! Come find out how you too can create and begin using this innovative activity in your audit course.

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Stephen Bergstrom, SAIT: RAND(om) Thoughts


One of the easiest ways for students to cheat on exams or assignments is by copying answers from their friends or neighbors.  An obvious solution to the problem is to give each student a unique assessment, with different questions or parameters than their classmates; but who has the time to create so many different copies of an exam or assignment?  This session will demonstrate how you can use some simple functions in Microsoft Excel (such as RAND() and RANDBETWEEN() ) to randomly generate different assessments (and answer keys to go with them!) with relatively little long-term effort. 

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CPA Canada: Strengthening Candidates' Performance on the CFE

Presenters: Lori Weatherbie and Kathy Letourneau, CPA Canada

In this session, CPAC Board of Examiners staff will speak to candidate performance on the Common Final Examination (CFE) and PEP staff will speak to what it is doing to address those weaknesses.

CPAC staff will use the CFE report to guide the discussion and elaborate on the specific strengths and weaknesses discussed in the report, and use some examples to illustrate/further support the discussion. Evaluation staff will also discuss some of the “pitfalls” we see in the candidates’ writing techniques and strategies, and make suggestions as to how this high-stakes examination should be approached. PEP staff will discuss the changes that have been made in the Core and Elective modules, in both online learning materials and face-to-face workshop activities to strengthen candidates' performance of the CFE.

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Anna Czegledi, Conestoga College: Advanced Financial Accounting: Using real company data to enhance the student learning experience


This interactive educational session will focus on how to introduce real company financial data to enhance students learning experience for Advanced Financial Accounting and Advanced Finance classes and reduce the gap between accounting education and practice.  

By the end of the session, attendees will have new practical ideas to include into their teaching to help students to develop their ability to analyze data and see “the big picture”. There will be an opportunity for participants to share ideas during a roundtable discussion.

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CPA Canada: Accountants supporting Resilient Adaptable Innovative Sustainable Enterprise (RAISE)

Presenter: Sarah Keys, CPA Canada

A changing climate gives rise to a variety of organizational issues including operational, financial and strategic planning concerns. Professional accountants have a critical role to play in how organizations respond in managing risk and opportunity and creating a more resilient organization.

This session will show accountants how to recognize risks and opportunities of climate change and how their CPA competencies are relevant in responding to climate change. The seminar will be interactive.  It will include a mix of large and small group discussion and case study work.

The course draws on material from a multi-year initiative sponsored by CPA Canada and Natural Resources Canada and managed by the Network for Business Sustainability.

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Sandy Hervieux et Marta Samokishyn, Université Saint-Paul : Les Milléniaux dans la salle de classe

Les milléniaux apprennent rapidement, mais ils préfèrent l’approche multitâche et désirent être « branchés » partout et en tout temps. Bon nombre de professeur(e)s ont de la difficulté à trouver des outils et méthodes d’enseignement variés permettant d’optimiser leur participation.

Dans le cadre de cet atelier, nous examinerons diverses idées reçues sur le comportement des milléniaux en classe et leurs méthodes préférées d’apprentissage.

Lors de cet atelier pratique, vous :

  • réfléchirez aux besoins pédagogiques des élèves et comprendrez la dynamique propre aux milléniaux dans une salle de classe ;
  • découvrirez et essaierez des stratégies pour répondre efficacement à ces besoins à l’aide d’outils d’apprentissage interactifs comme les tests autoévalués et d’outils de présentation dynamiques comme Prezi et Powtoon ;
  • examinerez l’effet de ces outils sur vos objectifs et résultats d’apprentissage et réfléchirez à l’influence qu’ils pourraient avoir sur la réussite et l'intégration des milléniaux dans le processus d’apprentissage.

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Sandy Hervieux & Marta Samokishyn, Saint-Paul University: Millennials in the Classroom

Millennials are fast-paced learners, who prefer multitasking and want to be “connected” anytime and anywhere. Many of us struggle to find a variety of teaching tools and methods that will maximize their engagement.

In this workshop, we explore different beliefs about classroom behaviours and learning preferences of millennials.

In this hands-on workshop, participants:

  • reflect on the variety of educational needs of the students and understand the dynamics millennials bring to the classroom;
  • find and practice strategies to address these needs effectively through interactive teaching tools such as self-grading quizzes, and non-static presentation tools such as Prezi and Powtoon;
  • explore the effect of these tools on assigned learning objectives and outcomes, and reflect on the impact they might have on the success and deeper integration of millennials in the learning process.

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Steve Janz, SAIT: A Teaching Model for the Flipped Classroom

The Process of Learning Model (POLM) provides a step-by-step guide to develop and integrate peer instruction, flipped classroom, flipped assessment, collaborative learning and experiential learning within your classroom environment. Participants will discuss the influence of Constructivist Learning Theory in student learning; identify metacognitive enhancing strategies for student pre-class work and post-class engagement.

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Nancy Michaud, UQÀR: L'enseignement de l'audit au 1er cycle

Présentatrice : Nancy Michaud, UQÀR

Cette séance de formation pratique porte sur l’utilisation de stratégies d’enseignement qui suscitent l’intérêt et vise le partage d’idées novatrices pour l’enseignement de l’audit au 1er cycle. Tout d’abord, la professeure présente des outils multimédias développés par une équipe d’enseignants dont elle a fait partie. Cette façon de faire est tout à fait en lien avec le concept relativement nouveau de la « classe inversée ». En demandant aux étudiants d’étudier des concepts théoriques en dehors des heures de cours, la professeure peut alors utiliser le temps en classe pour mettre en place d’autres stratégies pédagogiques qui favorisent l’implication des étudiants dans la salle de classe. Par la suite, cette séance de formation aborde l’utilisation de situations pratiques créées par la professeure afin de développer les compétences des étudiants au niveau de différents concepts d’audit. Finalement, une dernière stratégie présentée porte sur l’utilisation d’une entreprise d’entrainement pédagogique pour procéder à une simulation partielle en audit. Cette dernière stratégie permet aux étudiants de réaliser, de façon concrète, une partie du travail de l’auditeur. En plus d’exposer comment opérationnaliser l’enseignement des stratégies présentées, la professeure fait également part des trucs et astuces tirées de sa pratique d’enseignement universitaire.

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Shauna Roch, Fanshawe College: Effective Integration of Technology Tools

This session explores the use of educational technologies, and best practices in teaching and learning through the application of the Technology Integration Matrix. Participants are introduced to the matrix which provides a framework for defining, and evaluating technology integration to enhance learning. Participants explore the characteristics of meaningful learning environments, levels of technology adaption, and how matrix progression can be achieved to foster student ownership in learning. This session is designed for those teaching in technology enabled or online courses.

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Irene Wiecek, University of Toronto: New Revenue and Lease Standards

Accounting standards continue to evolve and we all do our best to keep on top of everything. This presentation highlights the top 10 things you need to know in terms of recent changes to IFRS and ASPE, and gives practical ways to incorporate these changes into the curriculum as well as some fun things to get students excited about embracing the constantly evolving IFRS/ASPE landscape. It is not about adding more to your curriculum but more about repositioning. In all the minutiae – there are some basics. Let’s get together and talk!

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Plenary Presentation

Keynote presentation: Sylvain Charlebois

“Are you sure you want to eat … THAT?” -  Consumer and Supplier Perceptions of Fraud and Safety in Food Systems

Who produced it? Who grew it? Is it traceable? Is it organic? Is it authentic? What would we pay to know…and can we ever be sure?

As consumers, we are becoming ever more educated and concerned about how our food gets safely from the farm to our forks. Consumer trust in food authenticity and safety – and thus, prevention of food fraud – is crucial to everyone in the supply chain, from agribusinesses to the grocery store.

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois is the Dean of the Faculty of Management of Dalhousie University in Halifax. Dr. Charlebois is a member of the Global Food Traceability Centre’s Advisory Board based in Washington DC, and a member of the National Advisory Board of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in Ottawa. He is a frequent contributor to La Presse and The Globe and Mail on food safety issues, and has acted as an advisor on food and agricultural policies in many Canadian provinces, and in more than 10 countries.

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