Conference Schedule

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(Please note this information is subject to change; the CAAA reserves the right to modify it at any time without notice.)

Thursday, May 30, 2019 (Professional Development Day)
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast and Registration

8:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Full-day Craft of Accounting Research Workshop, (Part 1) sponsored by

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Full-day Accounting Perspectives workshop: Distributed ledger technology and cryptocurrencies – working together to generate ideas for applied research in these and other areas (Part 1)

sponsored by

 Cpa Ontario


8:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Education Workshop 1 (French): Encadrer aux cycles supérieurs : amoindrir les écarts et aplanir les difficultés

Education Workshop 2: New CPA Enabling Competencies: How to Close the Workplace Expectation Gap


10:00 10:30 a.m.

Morning Break, sponsored by Logo -esg -uqam -dsc -couleur (1)

12 noon - 1:00 p.m.

PD Day Lunch 


1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Education Workshop 3: 

The Centre for Accounting Ethics of the University of Waterloo will be presenting a half-day workshop on Data privacy protection in a world of Big Data.

sponsored by 

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Education Workshop 4: Using multidisciplinary cases in teaching accounting studies

Full-day Craft of Accounting Research Workshop(part 2) 

Full-day Accounting Perspectives case-teaching workshop (Part 2) 

2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Break, sponsored by

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5:30 p.m. - 7:00 pm.

Conference Opening Reception, sponsored by


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Friday, May 31. 2019
7:30 a.m. Registration 
7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Exhibitors' Meet and Greet breakfast and registration (conference foyer)

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Opening Plenary and Welcome Introduction 

Keynote speaker: Christine Ann Botosan, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FSAB), sponsored by

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9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Concurrent Research Sessions 1

Concurrent Education Sessions:

1A: Bring data analytics into your accounting classroom and help bridge the gap between classroom and industry

Presented by PwC Partner, Irene Wiecek (University of Toronto), Bruce McConomy (Wilfrid Laurier University) and Wiley.

1B: Mental Health among Accountants and Accounting Students

Moderated by Merridee Bujaki, Carleton University

1C, part 1: Bienvenue à Virtual’Or, première ville digitale !  La ludification d’un cours en ligne (French only)

Presented by Audrey Bistodeau and Martin Dubuc, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

1C, part 2: Partager des idées novatrices pour l’enseignement des différentes disciplines en comptabilité. (French only)

Presented by Patricia Michaud, Université du Québec à Rimouski

11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

CAAA Awards and Recognition Brunch 

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Research Sessions 2

Concurrent Education Sessions:

2A: Data Analytics in Introductory Accounting

Presented by Wendy Tietz, Kent State University and Pearson

2B: Panel Discussion – Enhancing the Relevance of Audited Financial Information: How to bridge the gap by leveraging academic insights in standard setting.

Panelists include: Steve Fortin, University of Waterloo, Pamela Murphy, Queen's University & Richard Gordon, University of Toronto

2C, part 1: Accounting Students’ choice of blended learning formats

Presented by Anne Fortin, Université du Québec à Montréal

2C, part 2:The status of scholarship of teaching and learning in the Accounting discipline: A case-study of academics’ perspectives

Presented by Sanobar Anjum, University of Calgary

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Exhibitors' Coffee Break 

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent Research Sessions 3

Education Session 3: An Update from CPA Canada's Pre-Certification Education Group: Task Based Simulation, Adaptive Learning, Articulation of the Accreditation Process


Presented by Silka Millman, Kathy Letourneau, Andy Thomas, Sarah Gumpinger and Sukaina Rashid


4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Afternoon Tea, followed by Panel Discussion
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

43rd Annual General Meeting of Members of the CAAA 

7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Conference Social Event, sponsored by CPA Canada 
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Saturday, June 1, 2019
7:30 a.m.


7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Exhibitors' Meet and Greet breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Day's Introduction and Keynote Speaker: Mark DeFond, A.N. Mosich Chair of Accounting, Leventhal School of Accounting, University of Southern California

sponsored by

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9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Morning Break

9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Concurrent Research Sessions

Concurrent Education Sessions

4A: The Story of a Slide: Using visual cues instead of text in power point presentations to engage students and help retention of key information.

Presented by Catherine Barrette, University of Toronto

4B: New CPA Enabling Competencies: Student Perceptions and Implications

Presented by Richard Fontaine, Université du Québec à Montréal & Susan Wolcott, CPA Canada


Panel Discussion: How Technological Innovation is Reshaping Auditing Practice & Education

Ken Charbonneau, Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, Carol A. Paradine, CEO, Canadian Public Accountability Board, Michael Favere-Marchesi (Simon Fraser University).

Moderated by Sandra Iacobelli, York University, Joanne Jones, York University, & Kathryn Bewley, Ryerson University

4D: Presentation by AccountingPod

11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Brunch followed by CPA Canada presentation: Foresight Project, presented by Gordon Beale

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Research Sessions 5

Learning Strategies Exchange Roundtables 

CPA Canada Foresight Panel Discussion

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Bio Break

2:45 p.m - 4:15 p.m.

Concurrent Research Sessions 6

Concurrent Education Sessions

6A: Technological Innovation and Reshaping Audit Education

Presented by Sandra Iacobelli, York University, Joanne Jones, York University, & Kathryn Bewley, Ryerson University

6B: Strategies to Modify Course Design to Meet the Needs of Today’s Diverse Learners

Presented by Heidi Dieckmann, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

6C: Data Analytics – in search of diamonds!

Presented by Steve Janz, The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

4:15 p.m. High Tea Handover: forward to Saskatoon 2020

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