CAAA VIRTUAL EVENTS

The virtual events on this page are divided into three main sections:  

CAAA Thought Leaders and Francophone Webinars

Education Workshops and Activities

Other Virtual Events

 

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CAAA Thought Leaders and Francophone Webinars

Upcoming

May 24, 2024: Building a Sustainable Accounting Pipeline

Building a Sustainable Accounting Pipeline

May 24, 2024 

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT  

Register here

This exciting event brings together leading accounting minds, including:
 
  • Chrystelle Richard, President - Association Francophone de Comptabilité,
  • Mark Clatworthy, President - European Accounting Association,
  • Samir Trabelsi, President - The Canadian Academic Accounting Association,
  • Mark Taylor, President - American Accounting Association, and
  • Michael Walke - The Canadian Centre for Audit Quality (CCAQ)
  • Elizabeth Gordon - President, International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER)
Together, they will explore the current state of the accounting profession, focusing on strategies to attract and retain top talent. This insightful discussion will delve into the factors influencing the accounting pipeline and explore potential solutions to ensure a strong and vibrant accounting workforce for the future.
 
This webinar is a must-attend for anyone invested in the future of the accounting profession!
 

 

 

May 31, 2024: Join CPA Canada’s CEO for an update on their member consultations!

Join CPA Canada’s CEO for an update on their member consultations!

May 31, 2024 

10:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT  

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As you may know, the national accounting profession is undergoing a major transformation.  

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) is working toward a new model that ensures members from Ontario and Quebec can remain a part of the national organization after the regulators in those provinces withdraw in December.   

As part of CPA Canada’s evolution, it has undertaken cross-country consultations to hear about how it can best support and empower all members, partners and the profession to thrive in a dynamic and ever-evolving business environment. 

Throughout this process, the organization has committed to engaging with CPAs across the country to help steer direction and guide decisions. To this end, CPA Canada is looking forward to the opportunity to speak with you!

We are pleased to have CPA Canada’s president and CEO Pamela Steer join us to share updates, provide insights from recent surveys and focus groups -- and most importantly, to listen to your perspectives and address any questions you may have. 

This virtual session will be held on May 31, 2024 at 10:30am – 12:00pm EDT and will consist of a presentation and time for Q&As.

For more information, please refer to CPA Canada’s FAQs

We look forward to having you join us!

June 7, 2024: 2024 Annual Conference CAAA Curtain Raiser: Has Research Lost Its Way?

2024 Annual Conference CAAA Curtain Raiser: Has Research Lost Its Way?

June 7 2024 

12:00 PM EDT to 1:30 PM EDT

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During my term as President of The Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA), I've had conversations with many esteemed scholars, practitioners, and leaders of global institutions.

These discussions have revealed a growing sentiment questioning whether accounting research has led to meaningful real-world social impact. This raises concerns about the return on investment in accounting research and challenges whether the current incentive system truly fosters groundbreaking change. Recent insights, particularly those articulated by several eminent scholars, underscore an urgent need for introspection within the accounting research community.

The 2024 CAAA Annual Conference Curtain Raiser will feature a panel discussion addressing this critical topic. 
 
We are honored to have renowned scholars participate in this thought-provoking exchange :
  • Christine Botosan, FASB
  • James Ohlson, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Dan Simunic, UBC
  • Robert Kaplan, Harvard University
  • Henry Mintzberg, McGill University
  • Shyam Sunder, Yale University
  • John Hand, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Stephen Ryan, New York University
  • Stephen Penman, Columbia University
This event sets the stage for the enriching discussions and enlightening sessions that our conference, that will be held in the beautiful city of Halifax June 14-15, 2024, is renowned for.
 

 

 

June 21, 2024: Economic challenges and trends with CPA Canada's Chief Economist

Economic challenges and trends with CPA Canada's Chief Economist

June 21, 2024 

12:00 PM EDT to 1:30 PM EDT

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CPA Canada's Chief Economist David-Alexandre Brassard will cover ongoing challenges and trends for the Canadian economy and business community. 

 

 

 

 

June 28, 2024: Academic (Accounting) Research: Interdisciplinarity, Engagement and Impact

Academic (Accounting) Research: Interdisciplinarity, Engagement and Impact

June 28, 2024 Register here

 

Details

  • Title: Academic (Accounting) Research: Interdisciplinarity, Engagement and Impact
  • Date: June 28, 2024
  • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
  • Language: 
  • Recording: 
  • Register here

 

Speaker

Charles H. Cho, York University

 

Description

In this seminar, I will discuss how accounting research conducted from a true interdisciplinary approach can benefit society to a greater extent. I will also highlight the importance of finding ways to engage with a broader set of non-academic stakeholders (such as practitioners, executives, media, regulators and/or policymakers) to make accounting research more impactful for broader society. I will then talk about a recent initiative that “fosters engagement and impact for accounting scholars” and aims to “inspire academics of all levels of experience and areas of expertise to reach outside the academic ivory tower to make a positive impact and for a better society” and will facilitate a highly interactive and experiential collaborative workshop.

Past

[REPLAY] May 10, 2024: Emerging Technologies and the Impact on Accounting Research and Professionals

Emerging Technologies and the Impact on Accounting Research and Professionals

May 10, 2024 

Details

  • Title: Emerging Technologies and the Impact on Accounting Research and Professionals
  • Date: May 10, 2024
  • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
  • Language: Bilingual
  • Recording: Event will be recorded

Description

Drs. Pimentel and Fortin will demystify emerging technologies like artificial technologies and blockchain and explain their impact on the accounting profession. Using recent use cases as examples, they will explain the risks and opportunities associated with these emerging technologies and offer future opportunities for research.

Speakers

  • Mélissa Fortin, UQAM
  • Erica Pimentel, Queens U

Erica Pimentel

 Erica Pimentel

Erica is an Assistant Professor in the Smith School of Business at Queen's University. Her research explores how technological disruption impacts professionals at work. Her broader interest is in thinking about how professions are changing in light of new technologies like blockchain and remote work.

A CPA of over a decade, Erica remains connected to the profession through her involvement in working groups at CPA Canada and the AcSB. She is a frequent contributor to the media and has been featured in outlets like the Wall Street Journal, the National Post, the Globe and Mail and many others.


Mélissa Fortin

Mélissa Fortin

Mélissa is an assistant professor at Université du Québec à Montréal and completed her Ph.D. at Concordia University (2023). Mélissa is currently teaching management accounting for future CPA and qualitative methods at the master level, and her research is about the organizational implications of blockchain technology. Her research activities are focused on disruptive technologies and the impact for the accounting profession and more broadly, the society. She has recently published in the Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal and has several ongoing blockchain projects. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Information Systems and Accounting Perspectives.

She is actively involved in the business and professional communities. She is a member of several blockchain associations and Chair of the Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal (JCCM) board, a board member of the Montréal Chamber of Commerce (CCMM), and a board member of cooperation in the finance sector (Desjardins). She is also involved in accounting training for women entrepreneurs in several (technology) sectors. Finally, she is involved into innovation committee for the ISO and research committee of Accounting Standards Board. 

[NO REPLAY] April 26, 2024: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in Accounting

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in Accounting

 

Details 

April 26, 2024

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET

Language: Presented in English and French with translated captions available (AI-generated). What this means: If the speaker is presenting in another language and you want the captions to be generated into your language, Zoom can translate the captions into your preferred language. This is done in real-time during the meeting, and can be set by each individual participant. 

Please note that this event will not be recorded.

Description
Join us for a discussion on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in accounting. Our panel of experts from academia and practice will explore the crucial role of diversity in shaping a more inclusive and equitable accounting landscape. From fostering diverse talent to creating inclusive workplaces, we will reflect on challenges and possibilities for promoting belongingness and driving positive change within accounting. Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of the conversation shaping the future of a diverse accounting.
 
There will be time for Q&A.
 
Please note that this event will not be recorded.
Speakers

Tisha King           

University of Waterloo

Tisha King PhD FCCA, CPA, CGA is an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo. She specializes in behavioural research that largely focuses on ethical judgments and decision making. Professor King's research examines topics including how advances in technology, punishment outcomes, and fairness influence taxpayers' decisions to comply with tax law. She also explores ethical judgments related to social justice issues. In her free time, Tisha enjoys running, biking, and hiking with her family.

Philippe Lassou          

University of Guelph

Philippe Lassou is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Guelph, Canada. His research examines the interplay between accounting, governance and development in developing countries, with a particular focus on the government sector and indigenous development issues. He has published on government accounting, public financial management and poverty reduction dynamics in a number of journals including Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; Financial Accountability and Management; Accounting Forum; Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management; Meditari Accounting Research; Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies. Philippe is associate editor of Critical Perspectives on Accounting, and Accounting Perspectives, and an Executive Board Member of the African Accounting and Finance Association (AAFA).

Jessica Paul        

PwC Canada

Jessica Paul is a Partner with PwC Canada’s assurance practice in Montréal. Her clientele includes public & privately-owned companies from different industries with a focus on the financial services sector. Over the past 15 years, she has developed a strong expertise in the areas of external & regulatory audits, complex accounting matters, multi-location engagements, public offerings and project management.

Jessica also serves on the CPA Quebec Order Board of Directors since 2020, where she is also the Chair of the Audit Committee. She is also a member of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) Financial Advisory Committee.

Jessica is a proud member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation. The development of Indigenous youth is very important to her. She is a mentor to Indigenous professionnals and she actively supports inclusion and diversity initiatives in her workplace. She is an executive member of the PwC Canada Indigenous Inclusion Network and the Chair of PwC Canada Indigenous Reconciliation Advisory Committee. Outside work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two young boys.

Alessandro Ghio (Moderator) 

Université Laval

Alessandro Ghio, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Université Laval (Québec, Québec). Their research focuses on issues related to diversity in accounting (i.e., sexuality, gender and age) and corporate social media communication. They teach the courses “Accounting for Sustainability” and “Seminars in Accounting” and received the prestigious 2019 Global Award 'Ideas Worth Teaching' from the Aspen Institute (NYC, USA).

Alessandro is passionate about academic activism and they are co-initiators of the Queering Accounting and Working Women and Wellbeing groups. Alessandro is an editor of Accounting Horizons and a co-editor of the Journal of Management and Governance. They currently serve on the Financial Authority Market (Québec) - Financial Reporting Advisory Committee.

Samir Trabelsi (Host)

CAAA president

Professor of Accounting & Governance, Goodman School of Accounting

Samir Trabelsi is a Professor of Accounting and Governance at the Goodman School of Business. Professor Trabelsi began teaching at Goodman School of Business in 2004. He holds a PhD in Accounting from HEC Montreal and a CPA designation. He has taught courses in corporate governance, external reporting, and research methodology. Prior to his academic career, Trabelsi practiced public accounting at KPMG Tunisia. Trabelsi’s research interests are in the area of corporate governance, sustainability, Corruption, and risk management. Trabelsi’s research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He won the best paper award at several conferences. He has also been the recipient of Brock University Award for Excellence in Teaching (2017) and the Departmental Researcher of the Year Award (2019).

As the founding director of the CPA (formerly CGA) Ontario Research Excellence Centre and even prior to its establishment, Dr. Trabelsi has organized many international conferences, globally as well as on the Brock University campus. These events have brought together academics and practitioners from across the province, Canada and internationally. Trabelsi He has been invited to give talks and keynote lectures in many prestigious international meetings and webinars including the COVID-19: Good Crisis for Governance or a Crisis in Governance, Boards in the aftermath of coronavirus, and Transparency & Governance Deficit in Tunisia: A Post-COVID19 Pathway. 

 

[REPLAY] Thursday, April 25, 2024: Presentation for CAAA members by Geneviève Mottard, CPA, President and CEO of the Ordre des CPA du Québec

[REPLAY] Presentation for CAAA members by Geneviève Mottard, CPA, President and CEO of the Ordre des CPA du Québec

 

 

Details

Thursday, April 25, 2024 

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT

Language: Presented in French with translated captions available (AI-generated). 

Presentation for CAAA members by Geneviève Mottard, CPA, President and CEO of the Ordre des CPA du Québec:

Governance of the profession and changes in the accounting landscape

 

Speaker

Geneviève Mottard, CPA            

President & CEO - Ordre des CPA du Québec

Diplômée en comptabilité de l’Université Concordia et du Programme de leadership de l’Université Queens, Geneviève Mottard est membre de l’Ordre des CPA du Québec depuis 2001.

Elle commence sa carrière au cabinet EY, où elle a assumé des responsabilités croissantes jusqu’en 2010, alors qu’elle était chef d’équipe sénior au sein du groupe de services de certification.

En 2010, Geneviève Mottard est nommée directrice régionale de l’Est du Canada au Conseil canadien sur la reddition de comptes (CCRC), l’organisme de réglementation de l’audit au pays. Elle y est chargée de développer l’ensemble des opérations dans l’Est du Canada.

À la barre de l’Ordre des CPA depuis 2016, Mme Mottard est membre du Conseil, du Bureau, et secrétaire de la Fédération internationale des experts-comptables francophones (FIDEF). Elle est également la déléguée du Conseil des chefs de la direction de la profession au Comité canadien sur la confiance du public. Membre de plusieurs associations d’affaires au Québec, elle est depuis 1997 trésorière honorifique et membre du conseil d’administration de l’Institut canadien de recherche et développement sur la surdité.

 

Host/Moderator

Samir Trabelsi 

CAAA president / Président de l'ACPC

Professor of Accounting & Governance, Goodman School of Accounting

Samir Trabelsi is a Professor of Accounting and Governance at the Goodman School of Business. Professor Trabelsi began teaching at Goodman School of Business in 2004. He holds a PhD in Accounting from HEC Montreal and a CPA designation. He has taught courses in corporate governance, external reporting, and research methodology. Prior to his academic career, Trabelsi practiced public accounting at KPMG Tunisia. Trabelsi’s research interests are in the area of corporate governance, sustainability, Corruption, and risk management. Trabelsi’s research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He won the best paper award at several conferences. He has also been the recipient of Brock University Award for Excellence in Teaching (2017) and the Departmental Researcher of the Year Award (2019).

As the founding director of the CPA (formerly CGA) Ontario Research Excellence Centre and even prior to its establishment, Dr. Trabelsi has organized many international conferences, globally as well as on the Brock University campus. These events have brought together academics and practitioners from across the province, Canada and internationally. Trabelsi He has been invited to give talks and keynote lectures in many prestigious international meetings and webinars including the COVID-19: Good Crisis for Governance or a Crisis in Governance, Boards in the aftermath of coronavirus, and Transparency & Governance Deficit in Tunisia: A Post-COVID19 Pathway. 

 

[REPLAY] April 19, 2024: Teaching a Course on Sustainability Reporting

Recording available until April 19, 2025.  

Teaching a Course on Sustainability Reporting

 April 19 (1)

Details

Date: April 19, 2024

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET

Language: Presented in English with translated captions available (AI-generated). What this means: If the speaker is presenting in another language and you want the captions to be generated into your language, Zoom can translate the captions into your preferred language. This is done in real-time during the meeting, and can be set by each individual participant. For more information, see Zoom's article on viewing captions in another language

Description

This webinar will provide an overview of a fully developed course on sustainability reporting. It will include an analysis of the objectives of sustainability reporting and the role of sustainability reporting in facilitating efficient resource allocation. The webinar will also provide a framework for teaching the course and examples of course materials.

Speakers

Patricia Dechow

Robert R. Dockson Professor of Business Administration

Professor of Accounting, Finance and Business Economics

Professor Dechow's research focuses on accounting accruals, the quality and reliability of earnings, the use of earnings information in predicting stock returns, and the effect of analysts' forecasts on investors’ perceptions of firm value.

 

Richard Sloan

Deloitte and Touche LLP Chair in Accounting

Professor of Accounting, Finance and Business Economics

Richard Sloan is a professor of accounting, finance and business economics at the University of Southern California. He has also served on the faculties of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. While at the University of Michigan, Professor Sloan was the founding director of the John R. and Georgene M. Tozzi Electronic Business and Finance Center. From 2006 to 2009, Sloan was a managing director in equity research at Barclays Global Investors. Professor Sloan’s research focuses on the role of accounting information in investment decisions.

Host

Samir Trabelsi

CAAA president / Président de l'ACPC

Professor of Accounting & Governance, Goodman School of Accounting

Samir Trabelsi is a Professor of Accounting and Governance at the Goodman School of Business. Professor Trabelsi began teaching at Goodman School of Business in 2004. He holds a PhD in Accounting from HEC Montreal and a CPA designation. He has taught courses in corporate governance, external reporting, and research methodology. Prior to his academic career, Trabelsi practiced public accounting at KPMG Tunisia. Trabelsi’s research interests are in the area of corporate governance, sustainability, Corruption, and risk management. Trabelsi’s research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He won the best paper award at several conferences. He has also been the recipient of Brock University Award for Excellence in Teaching (2017) and the Departmental Researcher of the Year Award (2019).

As the founding director of the CPA (formerly CGA) Ontario Research Excellence Centre and even prior to its establishment, Dr. Trabelsi has organized many international conferences, globally as well as on the Brock University campus. These events have brought together academics and practitioners from across the province, Canada and internationally. Trabelsi He has been invited to give talks and keynote lectures in many prestigious international meetings and webinars including the COVID-19: Good Crisis for Governance or a Crisis in Governance, Boards in the aftermath of coronavirus, and Transparency & Governance Deficit in Tunisia: A Post-COVID19 Pathway. 

[REPLAY] March 15, 2024: The Gap in GAAP: Assessing the Impact of Evolving Climate Disclosures

The Gap in GAAP: Assessing the Impact of Evolving Climate Disclosures

This event took place on March 15, 2024.

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Date: March 15, 2024

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET

Language: Presented in English with translated captions available (AI-generated). What this means: If the speaker is presenting in another language and you want the captions to be generated into your language, Zoom can translate the captions into your preferred language. This is done in real-time during the meeting, and can be set by each individual participant. For more information, see Zoom's article on viewing captions in another language

Description

This research project embarks on an evaluation of the impact of climate-related disclosures in Canada and their congruence with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Amidst growing calls for environmental transparency, this research seeks to develop educational materials and to provide insights to regulators on the formulation of future sustainability standards. Focusing on the energy sector in Alberta, it explores how the introduction of new disclosure requirements, such as ISSB S1 and S2, will affect a broad spectrum of business stakeholders—from investors and capital markets to corporate entities and accounting information preparers. Our questions are as follows: 1) What information are Canadian users of climate-related disclosures seeking? 2) Can they obtain this information from the proposed ISSB S1 and S2 standards? 3) What are the primary inputs in climate-related disclosure calculations (e.g. Asset Retirement Obligations) and what additional details would users require to make entity-specific comparisons

Speakers

 

 

Kent Kaufield

Retired Partner of EY, Former Head of EY ESG Practice, Calgary, Alberta

Kent Kaufield FCPA, FCA served as the ESG Markets Leader & Chief Sustainability Officer at EY Canada, where he played an important role in steering the firm's national sustainability strategy. With over two decades of experience, Kent has been instrumental in shaping EY Canada's sustainability policies and programs, as well as assisting organizations in navigating their energy transitions and confronting the challenges posed by climate change to communities. Drawing upon his experiences in working closely with Canada’s energy sector, Kent is presently focused on exploring the effects of evolving sustainability standards and climate-related disclosures in Canada.

Karim Jamal

CPA Chair professor, University of Alberta

Dr. Karim Jamal FCPA, FCA is a CPA Distinguished Professor and Department Chair of Accounting and Business Analytics (ABA) at the University of Alberta. Dr. Jamal has published widely in FT pinnacle journals and his research has contributed to advancing thought leadership in the accounting profession. Specifically, his research focuses on developing cognitive models for expert decision making in accounting, auditing, and financial markets. Additionally, Dr. Jamal is interested in researching the topic of accounting talent and career outcomes for accounting students. This past year, Dr. Jamal received the Lifetime Achievement Award from CPA Alberta and was inducted into the Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) Hall of Fame.

Kieran Taylor-Neu

PhD student, University of Alberta

Kieran Taylor-Neu is a second-year accounting Ph.D. student working under Dr. Karim Jamal. He previously completed an Honors Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Accounting at the U of A and successfully passed the CPA Comprehensive Final Exam (CFE). Prior to joining the PhD program, Kieran worked in public practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Edmonton and as a research assistant for professors at the Haskayne School of Business’ Center of Public Interest Accounting (CPIA). Kieran’s research interests lie at the intersection of accounting, technology, and public policy. Additionally, he is interested in the studying the accounting profession and the evolution of accounting climate disclosures.

Resources

Resources Resources and replay will be posted here if available. 

[REPLAY] March 8, 2024: Natural Capital Accounting: No Action Is Not An Option

 

National Capital Accounting: No Action Is Not an Option

This event took place on March 8, 2024.

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Details

Date: March 8, 2024

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET

Language: Presented in English with translated captions available (AI-generated). What this means: If the speaker is presenting in another language and you want the captions to be generated into your language, Zoom can translate the captions into your preferred language. This is done in real-time during the meeting, and can be set by each individual participant. For more information, see Zoom's article on viewing captions in another language

Description

In a world increasingly cognizant of the finite nature of its resources, the concept of Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) emerges as a pivotal tool. This approach redefines how we value our planet's ecosystems, integrating ecological health with economic progress. NCA goes beyond assessing individual natural assets, focusing instead on the broader value of ecosystems and the services they provide. By quantifying these values, NCA offers a framework for informed decision-making that respects the intricate balance between economic development and environmental sustainability.

This webinar aims to delve deep into the realms of NCA, tracing its evolution from early environmental economic concepts to contemporary applications encompassing the valuation of entire ecosystems. It will explore the methodologies in NCA, highlight its significant role in biodiversity conservation, and examine its impact on addressing externalities. Additionally, the webinar will analyze how NCA influences and mobilizes capital markets toward sustainable investments and discuss the challenges and future directions in this field.

In summary, this webinar provides a comprehensive overview of NCA, underscoring its critical importance in the discourse on sustainable development and integrating environmental considerations in economic decision-making.

Speakers

Robert Siddall

Audit Committee Member at Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

Robert’s career spanned over 35 years of senior management experience, covering a wide range of strategic and financial functions, in both the private and public sectors. Robert was Chief Financial Officer for both Waterfront Toronto and Metrolinx. He also held the position of Provincial Controller with the Province of Ontario. Robert was also a founding member of the Canadian Chapter of Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) on various boards over his career.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and is a FCPA, FCA. He is an Audit Committee member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. Throughout his career Robert volunteered with the Public Sector Accounting Board  serving one term as a board member; Chair of the Task Force on Accounting for Financial Instruments; member of two other PSAB Task Forces; member of two CICA/PSAB research studies; a member of CPA Canada’s Business Sustainability Advisory Board and a member of the Public Sector Accounting Board Discussion Group.

Robert continues to bring his passion to teaching, mentoring, sustainability, climate change, natural capital and diversity and inclusion. Issues he believes we’ll continue to be critical to future generations of Canadians.

 

Peter van Dijk

Chief Sustainability Officer, Canada’s Forest Trust Corporation (CFT)

Peter is an accomplished senior financial services and public policy executive with extensive experience across large global banking and life insurance organizations. His experience includes being a successful senior partner in international professional services firms. Peter is passionate about leveraging his more than 30 years of experience in financial and professional services to support the world’s transition to a low-carbon economy and a sustainable future.

CFT is a sustainable forestry start-up company that plants and maintains biodiverse forests throughout Canada by developing employee and customer engagement programs for corporations. In addition to CFT’s corporate programs, CFT also develops fundraising and education programs for students of public and private schools throughout Canada. Before joining CFT, Peter was a Director at Anthesis, a global sustainability consultancy, leading its North American Climate Risk and TCFD Reporting practice.

Peter was an Executive in Residence at the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services (GRI). Before joining GRI in March 2020, Peter was a Partner at PwC, where he was the National Tax Policy Leader. Before PwC, Peter was Senior Vice President, Finance, at TD Bank Group and led the tax function of TD Bank Group. Previous positions held by Peter include Senior Vice President, Tax at Sun Life Financial, and International Tax Partner at EY.

Peter has been a Senior Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute since October 2019. He is also an advisor to start-up companies in the climate technology and AI space, including Manifest Climate and 15Rock. Peter lectures at the University of Waterloo, the University of Toronto and Laurier University on an ad-hoc basis.

Throughout his career, Peter has built strong relationships with government and regulatory authorities in many countries, including Canada, the U.S., the U.K., the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Singapore.  In 2010, Peter received the HMRC’s – the U.K.’s tax authority – External Engagement Award for Advancing Transparency in Tax. Also, Peter has developed strong relationships with the OECD through his active participation in the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiative.

Peter has a Dutch and a Canadian Master of Laws degree (University of Leiden Law School and Osgoode Hall Law School, respectively) and a Canadian Master of Business Administration degree (Richard Ivey School of Business). Peter also holds the SCR (climate risk management) and ICD.D (corporate governance) designations.


Joanna Eyquem, PGeo. ENV SP. CWEM. CEnv.

 Managing Director, Climate-Resilient Infrastructure, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo

Joanna Eyquem is an internationally-recognized leader in climate adaptation, natural hazard management, and nature-based solutions, with over 20 years experience in Europe, North America and Western Africa. Her work as Managing Director of Climate Resilient Infrastructure at the Intact Centre focuses on practical measures to reduce flooding, erosion and heat risk, in particular working with nature and the financial sector. Joanna is currently leading efforts to develop climate resilience and natural asset management standards and mainstream nature-based solutions across Canada. Prior to joining the Intact Centre, Joanna was the Global Technical Practice Lead for Climate Resilience at AECOM. She is completely bilingual and is regularly interviewed as a subject matter expert by anglophone and francophone media. Joanna also serves on over 30 boards and committees, including supporting the National Adaptation Strategy, the National Research Council of Canada’s research centres, CSA Group, the Government of Quebec’s Expert Group on Adaptation, and serving as Vice Chair of the Board for the Natural Assets Initiative. Joanna holds an MSc in Environmental Technology (Water Option) from Imperial College London and a BSc in Geography (Earth Sciences) from the University of Exeter, UK. She is a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.), Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV.SP.), Chartered Water and Environmental Manager (CWEM) and Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv.)

Roy Brooke

Executive Director, Natural Assets Initiative

Roy is the Executive Director of the Natural Assets Initiative, a national not-for profit that works with local governments and others to help them understand, account for, and manage natural assets as a critical part of resilient infrastructure systems.

During the 1990s, Roy served as a political advisor to Canada’s environment minister.  He then worked for the United Nations for approximately a decade.  This included roles in the World Health Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.  During his time with the UN, he was based in Geneva, Switzerland, and later in Kigali, Rwanda, where he was UNEP’s Environment Programme Coordinator. Roy also served as Director of Sustainability for the City of Victoria between 2011-2013. 

Bailey Church

Partner, Public Sector ESG Centre of Expertise

KPMG in Canada

Bailey Church is the Leader of the Public Sector ESG Centre of Expertise at KPMG Canada, and a member of Canada’s Auditing and Assurance Standards Board’s Sustainability Assurance Committee.

Bailey has worked with more than 300 governments on sustainability reporting, including their journey for biodiversity reporting.

Bailey is a board member of the Natural Assets Initiative. Bailey is leading the collaborations between KPMG, the Natural Assets Initiative, and the Intact Centre on Climate Change, and more than 50 industry partners to develop a voluntary disclosure framework designed to align with the Taskforce on Nature Related Financial Disclosures.

Connect withBailey Church at KPMG in Canada:

If you would like to keep informed of updates about biodiversity reporting, connect with Bailey Church on LinkedIn for the latest articles and thought leadership insight.

E: bchurch@kpmg.ca
T: 613-212-3698

Ellena Damini

Valuations Consultant in KPMG Canada’s Deal Advisory 

Ellena is a Valuations Consultant in KPMG Canada’s Deal Advisory business unit and recent finance graduate of the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. During her tenure at Carleton, Ellena served as the Portfolio Manager of the Sprott Student Investment Fund, overseeing a team of 22 students in the management of a $2.0 million North American equity portfolio on behalf of the Carleton University Endowment Fund. In this pivotal role, Ellena spearheaded the integration of Responsible Investment and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles on internal, asset, and portfolio levels. Her leadership showcased a keen interest in the convergence of sustainability and finance, as well as a dedication to aligning investment practices with ethical considerations. This experience exposed her to a significant gap in research on the impact of ESG considerations on financial markets. Negative associations framing ESG as a financial sacrifice caught her attention, prompting a determination to produce empirical evidence to shift perspectives.  Ellena competitively secured a research internship at the Sprott School of Business, where she focused on evaluating the potential benefits of incorporating ESG as a quantifiable metric within an equity portfolio. This commitment to impactful research continued with a second assistantship, working under the guidance of Dr. Leanne Keddie. In collaboration with CPA Canada and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Ellena conducted research on tools used to value natural and cultural capital at UNESCO-designated heritage sites in Canada. This exploration into natural and cultural capital valuation marked a significant shift from traditional business valuation, deepening Ellena's engagement with the intersection of sustainability and the economy. Dr. Keddie and Ellena shared their findings by presenting this research at the 2023 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada conference. Drawing from both her professional and academic experiences, Ellena is motivated to drive meaningful change. Positioned at the crossroads of value and values, she is dedicated to constructing a sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future.

Leanne Keddie

Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University

Leanne Keddie is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. She earned her PhD in Accountancy from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal, QC. Her current research follows three key streams. In the first, she examines the use of environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance-based goals in executive bonus plans. Second, Dr. Keddie is leading an interdisciplinary team exploring Canada’s transition towards a circular economy; her role examines how food retailers are tackling the measurement, reduction and redirection of food waste. Third, she has been exploring the valuation of natural and cultural capital in the context of UNESCO sites in Canada. Broadly, her sustainability accounting research is of interest to a variety of stakeholders including management, shareholders, regulators, and standard setters as interest continues to grow in social and environmental matters. She believes in the power of accounting to move the world towards sustainability. Her work has received FRQSC and SSHRC funding and has been published in the British Journal of Management, Advances in Environmental Accounting & Management and Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal. Dr. Keddie is also a steering committee member for Accounting for Impact which seeks to broaden academic work to share our knowledge with general audiences. To this end, she has contributed her expertise to the Director Journal, The Conversation, the Canadian Climate Institute, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Working Group, the development of continuing education modules for CPAs across Canada and writing standard-setting response letters amongst other initiatives. Her work has been highlighted by various podcasts, Global News, CBC, and other mainstream media outlets.

 

Anup Srivastava

Canada Research Chair and Full Professor, Haskayne School of Business

Anup Srivastava: Anup holds the prestigious Canada Research Chair, at Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. Previously, he was a professor at Kellogg (Northwestern University) and Tuck (Dartmouth College).

Anup holds a BTech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, an MBA from the University of Delhi, and a PhD from Texas A&M University. Before joining academia, Anup worked for fourteen years as a banker, consultant, and corporate executive in the East and West Coast cities of the United States and India. 

Anup is one of the world’s foremost researchers on financial reporting issues of knowledge-intensive companies. He has published over fifty articles in Harvard Business Review and California Management Review, in addition to top-tier academic journals. One HBR article, “We Are Nowhere Near Stakeholder Capitalism,” and one ASWQ article “Rushing Headlong into Creating an Integrated ESG Reporting System: Is It Harmless or Harmful to Society?” are particularly relevant to the webinar.

Moderator

Samir Trabelsi

CAAA president / Président de l'ACPC

Professor of Accounting & Governance, Goodman School of Accounting

Samir Trabelsi is a Professor of Accounting and Governance at the Goodman School of Business. Professor Trabelsi began teaching at Goodman School of Business in 2004. He holds a PhD in Accounting from HEC Montreal and a CPA designation. He has taught courses in corporate governance, external reporting, and research methodology. Prior to his academic career, Trabelsi practiced public accounting at KPMG Tunisia. Trabelsi’s research interests are in the area of corporate governance, sustainability, Corruption, and risk management. Trabelsi’s research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He won the best paper award at several conferences. He has also been the recipient of Brock University Award for Excellence in Teaching (2017) and the Departmental Researcher of the Year Award (2019).

As the founding director of the CPA (formerly CGA) Ontario Research Excellence Centre and even prior to its establishment, Dr. Trabelsi has organized many international conferences, globally as well as on the Brock University campus. These events have brought together academics and practitioners from across the province, Canada and internationally. Trabelsi He has been invited to give talks and keynote lectures in many prestigious international meetings and webinars including the COVID-19: Good Crisis for Governance or a Crisis in Governance, Boards in the aftermath of coronavirus, and Transparency & Governance Deficit in Tunisia: A Post-COVID19 Pathway. 

Resources

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[REPLAY] March 1, 2024: Whistleblowing and Accounting

 

Whistleblowing and Accounting

This event took place on March 1, 2024.

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Details

Friday March 1, 2024

From 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET

Language: Presented in English with translated captions available (AI-generated). What this means: If the speaker is presenting in another language and you want the captions to be generated into your language, Zoom can translate the captions into your preferred language. This is done in real-time during the meeting, and can be set by each individual participant. For more information, see Zoom's article on viewing captions in another language

Description

Whistleblowing is increasingly recognized as a vital factor in reducing corruption, criminal acts, and unethical behavior. It is considered to be the most effective means of combatting fraud and accounting irregularities. The objective of the webinar is to discuss the relation between whistleblowing and accounting. In particular, our panelists will discuss the role accountants and accounting could (or should) play regarding whistleblowing. 

Speakers

 

Jennifer Fraser

Canadian whistleblower on child abuse and founder of The Bullied Brain

Jennifer Fraser has lived experience of being a whistleblower and has explored the trauma presently associated with speaking-up. In her 2022 book The Bullied Brain and her forthcoming book The Gaslit Brain, she examines the research on betrayal, institutional complicity, the harmful impacts on the brain, and ways to change our culture to replace abuse and corruption with health and high-performance. The Bullied Brain is described by one of the world's leading neuroscientists, Dr. Michael Merzenich, as "THE most completely scientifically thorough treatment of the subject on planet earth." Better understanding of how our brains identify wrong-doing and then make the decision to either speak up or to look the other way, provide key insights into whistleblowing and its value to organizations.

 

Mary Inman

Partner & Head of International Whistleblower practice at Constantine Cannon LLP

Mary Inman, a partner in Constantine Cannon’s San Francisco office, heads the firm’s International Whistleblower practice. She specializes in representing whistleblowers worldwide under the US whistleblower reward programs, including the SEC, CFTC, IRS, DOT and FinCEN/OFAC programs. Mary’s successful efforts to export the US whistleblower programs to the UK were featured in the New York Times, and her successful representation of three healthcare whistleblowers and the personal toll whistleblowing exacted from these clients was featured in the New Yorker.  Mary represents renowned SEC whistleblower Tyler Shultz who exposed the infamous Silicon Valley blood testing start-up Theranos, and Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen and regularly speaks on lessons to be learned from these scandals.  Mary is a regular commentator on whistleblower matters for the Financial Times, BBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Fortune.

 

Wim Vandekerckhove

Full Professor of Business Ethics at EDHEC Business School

Wim Vandekerckhove is a (Full) Professor of Business Ethics at EDHEC Business School in France. He researches and teaches business ethics, whistleblowing, moral repair, and sustainability due diligence. Wim is currently Section Editor for the 'Journal of Business Ethics' and a committee member of the British Standards Institute (BSI) on governance. He led the development of ISO-37002, the international standard for Whistleblowing Management Systems, and participated in developing BS-25700 Organizational Responses to Modern Slavery, and ISO-37008 Internal Investigations of Organizations.

 

 

MODERATOR

Nadia Smaili

Professor at ESG UQAM

 

 

[REPLAY] December 1, 2023: Sustainability for Accountants

 

Sustainability for Accountants:

A Moderated Panel Discussion on How to Bring Sustainability into the Classroom 

This event took place on December 1, 2023.

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PowerPoint Presentation:

Sustainability for Accountants - Slides

Details

Hosted by the Canadian Academic Accounting Association in association with IFAC's International Panel on Accountancy Education and our Distinguished Partner, CPA Canada.

Friday December 1, 2023

From 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET

Language: Presented in English with translated captions available (AI-generated). What this means: If the speaker is presenting in another language and you want the captions to be generated into your language, Zoom can translate the captions into your preferred language. This is done in real-time during the meeting, and can be set by each individual participant. For more information, see Zoom's article on viewing captions in another language

Description

In today’s rapidly evolving global landscape, sustainability has become a cornerstone for organizations aiming to showcase their commitment towards a more responsible future. As the field of sustainability continues to grow, so does the need for accounting and business educators to help shape the next generation of leaders.

We invite you to join our interactive panel discussion with Irene Herremans, Leanne Keddie, Amna Chalwati and Irene Wiecek, moderated by Rebecca Villmann (CPA Canada) and hosted by the Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA).

The goal of the moderated panel discussion is to empower accounting educators, by providing differing perspectives, best practices, tools and methodologies for bringing sustainability into the accounting and business curricula to meet the critical needs of the profession, industry, society and the planet. We will also be sharing links to resources that are readily available. There will be ample time for all your questions.

We welcome all educators, curriculum developers and accounting professionals, interested in integrating sustainability into their courses, academic programs and professional training programs.

Intervenants

 

 

Amna Chalwati

Assistant Professor,
Accounting, Saint Mary’s University

Amna Chalwati is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the St. Mary’s University Department of Accounting. She teaches Introduction to Financial Accounting, International Accounting, and Exploring Sustainability in the undergraduate curriculum, and a Ph.D. Directed Study on Voluntary Disclosure and CSR at the graduate level. Amna studies greenwashing and social washing, focusing on financial market forces, institutions, and CEO traits. Her work has received SSHRC funding and has been published in the Journal of Banking and Finance (JBF), China Accounting and Finance Review (CAFR), and The Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research (JTAR). Amna holds a PhD from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an M.Sc. in Accounting from Manouba University, Tunisia. Before her PhD, Amna worked as an auditor at CAO Tunisia.

 

Leanne Keddie

Assistant Professor,
Accounting, Sprott School of Business
at Carleton University

Leanne Keddie is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. She earned her PhD in Accountancy from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal, QC. Her current research follows two key streams. In the first, she examines the use of environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance-based goals in executive bonus plans. Second, Dr. Keddie is leading an interdisciplinary team exploring Canada’s transition towards a circular economy; her role examines how food retailers are tackling the measurement, reduction and redirection of food waste. Broadly, her sustainability accounting research is of interest to a variety of stakeholders including management, shareholders, regulators, and standard setters as interest continues to grow in social and environmental matters. She believes in the power of accounting to move the world towards sustainability. Her work has received FRQSC and SSHRC funding and has been published in the British Journal of Management, Advances in Environmental Accounting & Management and Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal. Dr. Keddie is also a steering committee member for Accounting for Impact which seeks to broaden academic work to share our knowledge with general audiences. To this end, she has contributed her expertise to The Conversation, the Canadian Climate Institute, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Working Group, the development of continuing education modules for CPAs across Canada and writing standard-setting response letters amongst other initiatives. Her work has been highlighted by various podcasts, Global News, CBC, and other mainstream media outlets.

Irene Herremans

Professeur, CPA Managerial Accounting Faculty Fellow, Haskayne School of Business 

Dr. Herremans holds a position as Professor, CPA Managerial Accounting Faculty Fellow at the Haskayne School of Business and also a position with the School of Public Policy in the Sustainable Energy Development (SEDV) program.  She supervises students at both the master and doctorate level in the Haskayne School of Business School of Planning, Architecture and Landscape, Geography, and SEDV at the University of Calgary and has supervisory responsibilities in other universities.  She has been teaching sustainability courses to a variety of disciplines and industries both in Canada and internationally for over 20 years.

She has been a member of many teams who have implemented projects related to sustainability.  To mention a few, Irene has worked on projects related to solar power hubs in Burkina Faso, Africa; reduction of single-use plastics at University of Calgary, sustainability education and call-to-actions for elementary and high schools, sustainable farming and food security, and social return on investment for Scouts Canada. She has also offered numerous seminars and workshops on sustainability internationally, including China, Ecuador, Cuba, and the UK to professional, practitioner and academic audiences.  She has developed several courses offering sustainability content both at University of Calgary and internationally.

Her research interests focus on many sustainability topics including management and environmental control systems, sustainability reporting, sustainability performance, strategies for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, governance, and stakeholder engagement.  A frequent theme of her research is investigating the harmony between the environmental and economic dimensions of sustainability, and methods to measure the intangible aspects of the social dimension.  She is listed on Haskayne’s website as one of the most cited professors in the School of Business for her research.

She also serves (or has served) on the board of directors of several organizations:  the Petroleum Communication Foundation’s Board of Directors (past), Alberta Ecotrust Board of Directors (current), Ten Peaks Innovative Alliance Inc. (current) and Nature’s Ride (current). Nature’s Ride creates environmental educational materials for elementary and high school children.

She has been awarded The Dean’s Award for Outstanding Leadership in Teaching and Learning and nominated for Alberta’s Emerald Award for her work in sustainability.  She has received several Sustainability Awards from University of Calgary for her project and curriculum work.  She was named Peak Scholar for her work in creating internships for SEDV students to work with young adults in Ecuador.  She was named "Woman of the Year" by the American Business Women's Association and has been recognized for her overall contribution by being named one of the "Outstanding Young Women of America."  She has also been listed in Who's Who


Irene Wiecek FCPA, FCA

Professor, Teaching Stream at the Universityof Toronto, Institute for Management & Innovation

Irene M. Wiecek, FCPA, FCA, is a Professor, Teaching Stream at the University of Toronto, Institute for Management & Innovation, with a cross appointment to the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management. She is the Associate Director of the CPA-accredited Master of Management & Professional Accounting Program. Irene founded, and currently directs, the BIGDataAIHUB at the Institute for Management & Innovation. She represents Canada on IFAC’s International Panel on Accountancy Education, which is currently working on a Sustainability Reporting Project.

Irene has co-authored numerous books and publications including eight editions of the text Intermediate Accounting (by Kieso et al) for which she is one of two Canadian co-authors on the Canadian edition. Her interests lie in the area of International Financial Reporting Standards, sustainability, big data/data analytics and emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence. Irene was a member of the CPA profession’s Foresight Working Group on Re-imagining the Accounting Profession and a member of the related CPA Data Governance Committee. In 2019, she was appointed to the CPA Competency Map Task Force, which took a blank sheet approach to redefining the competencies for the accounting profession. The new Competency Map (CM2.0) was released March 1, 2022, and is expected to be effective in 2024/2025.

Moderator

Rebecca Villmann, CPA, CA, CPA (IL

Director, Academic Engagement and Research, CPA Canada

Rebecca Villmann is the Director of Academic Engagement and Research in the Research, Guidance and Support group at CPA Canada. In this role, Rebecca leverages her extensive background, standard-setting and consulting skillset to work across a range of topics. She seeks to foster an exchange of ideas and knowledge between business and academia and leverage research to inform the future of the CPA profession. She is responsible for the CPA profession’s partnership with the Canadian Academic Accounting Association and looks for ways to collaborate, including through the CPA Canada and CAAA research grant program.

Rebecca supported the Competency Map Task Force to develop the "Leading the Way: Competency Map 2.0" using research and consultation insights to reimagine the skills and competencies that will equip CPAs to be future-ready. Rebecca is a Board member of the Association and was the Guest Editor for a special edition of Accounting Perspectives on Blockchain and Cryptoassets. Rebecca previously oversaw a range of standard-setting projects and led the Accounting Standards Board’s staff team. Prior to joining the Board staff, Rebecca was responsible for financial reporting of a public company and was an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

Rebecca Villmann est la directrice de l'engagement académique et de la recherche au sein du groupe de recherche, d'orientation et de soutien de CPA Canada. Dans ce rôle, Rebecca met à profit sa vaste expérience, ses compétences en matière de normalisation et de conseil pour travailler sur une gamme de sujets. Elle cherche à favoriser un échange d'idées et de connaissances entre la pratique et le monde académique et à utiliser la recherche pour informer l'avenir de la profession de CPA. Elle est responsable du partenariat de la profession de CPA avec l'Association Canadienne des Professeurs de Comptabilité et cherche des moyens de collaborer, notamment à travers le programme de subventions de recherche CPA Canada et CAAA.

Rebecca a soutenu le groupe de travail sur la grille de compétences pour développer le "Leading the Way: Competency Map 2.0" en utilisant les connaissances de la recherche et de la consultation pour réimaginer les aptitudes et les compétences qui permettront aux CPA d'être prêts pour l'avenir. Rebecca est membre du conseil d'administration de l'Association et a été rédactrice invitée pour une édition spéciale de Perspectives comptables sur la Blockchain et les Cryptoactifs. Auparavant, Rebecca supervisait différents projets d'établissement de normes et dirigeait les membres du Conseil des Normes Comptables. Avant de rejoindre le conseil, Rebecca était responsable de la comptabilité financière d'une entreprise publique et était auditrice à PricewaterhouseCoopers.

 

 

Education workshops and activities

[COMING SOON] 2024-2025 Teaching Circles

Education-focused faculty meet in groups of six to ten, for informal hour-long monthly online sessions centred on a chosen topic and/or text.

The 2023-2024 Teaching Circles are: Pedagogy (groups in English and French), Data and AI, and Sustainability.

COMING SOON: Stay tuned for news on the 2024-2025 round of Teaching Circles. Tentative launch date: September 2024. 

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[REPLAY] March 22, 2024: Writing Great Teaching Cases

CAAA EDUCATION WORKSHOP:

March 22, 2024: Writing Great Teaching Cases

 

This event took place on March 22, 2024.

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Details

Date: March 22, 2024

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET

Language: Presented in English with translated captions available (AI-generated). What this means: If the speaker is presenting in another language and you want the captions to be generated into your language, Zoom can translate the captions into your preferred language. This is done in real-time during the meeting, and can be set by each individual participant. For more information, see Zoom's article on viewing captions in another language

Description

This webinar will provide a practical approach to developing and writing innovative teaching cases that are of publishable quality. Participants will learn how a design-thinking approach can result in great teaching cases and how AI can be an exciting addition to both the case writing process and to the student learning experience. 

The presenters will share their experiences in case writing and the publication process – from the perspective of an editor, author, and peer reviewer. Participants can expect to walk away with the confidence to explore the AI tools presented in the session.

Speakers

 

Joanne Jones, PhD, FCPA, FCA            

Associate Professor, Auditing Coordinator Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting School of Administrative Studies

 

Romi-Lee Sevel, M.F.Ac., CPA, CA            

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream at York University

 

Sonia Dhaliwal  (moderator and host)             

CAAA Education Committee Chair

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream at York University

Sonia Dhaliwal is an assistant professor of Taxation & Accounting at the Lang School of Business, University of Guelph. After receiving her undergrad degree, Sonia started her career at the Auditor General of Ontario’s office where she worked on financial and value-for-money audits for various Ministry programs such as the Ontario Ministry of Finance, Financial Responsibility Office, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, etc. Sonia articled at the big four firms to obtain her Chartered Accountant (CA) designation where she continued working for over a decade in various tax roles.
 
Sonia specializes in the feild of corporate taxation and has a Masters of Taxation degree from the University of Waterloo. While in public practice, Sonia's role included advising corporate clients on income tax and sales tax related matters. With a wealth of experience spanning financial & value-for-money audits for major Ministries to advising corporate clients on tax matters, Sonia Dhaliwal brings real-world insights to the classroom.
 
Sonia Dhaliwal is the recipient of the 2020 Paul MacPherson Teaching Award of Excellence.
 

[REPLAY] October 3rd, 2023: IFAC Feedback session on sustainability education

[REPLAY] Feedback session: IFAC Sustainability Project

Facilitated by Irene Wiecek, Canadian member of the International Panel on Accountancy Education (IPAE)

 

 

 

October 3rd, 2023 - 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. ET  - Online

Given the increasing importance and focus on Sustainability – how do we ensure that our students are prepared to meet the demands of the market and at the same time avail themselves of the significant opportunities in this field when they graduate? At the international level – do we need separate education standards in this area or not?

Download document and discussion questions for the session

Download cover letter from IFAC to stakeholders

 

 

Past CAAA Virtual Events


 

Other CAAA virtual events 

May 23, 2024: CAR Virtual Event Crafting Qualitative Accounting Research Papers

CAR Virtual Event:

Crafting Qualitative Accounting Research Papers

May 23, 2024

9:00 am to 10:30 am EDT

Register here / Inscrivez-vous ici

Description:

This workshop will explore various aspects of qualitative accounting research including: definitions of what qualitative research actually is; how one goes about conducting rigorous fieldwork; the theorisation and interpretation of empirical findings; and, norms and conventions around manuscript preparation. Insights into and reflections on these issues will be offered by editors and editorial board members of CAR, past and present. There will also be ample time devoted to open discussion of these and related topics. The workshop should be of interest to scholars at any stage of their career and will be relevant both for those well acquainted with qualitative research and those who are new to it. The workshop will proceed as follows:

9:00 am–9:05 am: Introductory remarks – Crawford Spence, King’s College London, CAR Editor

9:05 am9:20 am: What makes qualitative research qualitative? – Thomas Ahrens, United Arab Emirates University, former CAR Editor and current Editor at Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management

9:20 am9:35 am: Norms around manuscript submission – Christie Hayne, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, CAR Editorial Board Member

9:35 am9:50 am: Ethnographic methods: ‘You should get out of the office’, they told me. I’m starting to work out why – Matt Bamber, York University, CAR Editorial Board Member

9:50 am10:05 am: Interviews and the use of theory – Crawford Spence, King’s College London, CAR Editor

10:05 am10:30 am: Q&A/Open Discussion

10:30 am: Close

[REPLAY] April 12, 2024: Second Town Hall Meeting With CAAA Members

[REPLAY] Second Town Hall Meeting With CAAA Members

April 12, 2024 

 

Invitation from Samir Trabelsi, CAAA President:

I invite you to join me for an important virtual meeting on April 12, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM EDT. During this meeting, I'll provide detailed updates on the progress made towards the strategic initiatives undertaken during my 2023-2024 presidency. These initiatives, outlined in my previous messages, include:

  • Restructuring CAAA governance
  • Fostering stronger connections between CAAA and the accounting profession
  • Encouraging volunteerism within CAAA activities
  • Supporting CAAA thought leadership and Francophone activities at the CAAA.

Your participation in this meeting is crucial. I encourage you to share your ideas, suggestions, and any concerns. Together, we can work towards amplifying the social impact and prestige of the CAAA.

I look forward to our virtual collaboration and building a strong future for the CAAA.

Samir Trabelsi

2023-2024 CAAA President

October 6, 2021: Exposure Draft Disclosure Requirements in IFRS Standards—A Pilot Approach

The CAAA is pleased to host Financial Reporting Standards workshops in conjunction with The International Accounting Standards Board.

Exposure Draft
Disclosure Requirements in IFRS Standards—A Pilot Approach
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 11:00-13:00 (EDT)

The workshop will provide an overview of the IASB’s Exposure Draft Disclosure Requirements in IFRS Standards—A Pilot Approach (snapshot). The Exposure Draft sets out a proposed new approach to developing and drafting disclosure requirements in IFRS Standards as well as new disclosure requirements for IFRS 13 Fair Value Measurement and IAS 19 Employee Benefits—the Standards the Board is testing its proposed approach on.

The purpose of the session is to obtain feedback from academics on the proposals in the ED and to discuss relevant academic evidence. The workshop will be structured in three sections:

1) the Board’s proposed new approach,
2) proposed new disclosure requirements for IFRS 13, and
3) proposed new disclosure requirements for IAS 19.

The session will be moderated by Kate Bewley, CAAA President Elect. The workshop will include short presentations by the IASB and the Canadian Accounting Standards Board, and academic reflections by Michel MagnanRucsandra Moldovan and Darren Henderson followed by questions and comments from the audience to be addressed by the presenters and IASB member Tom Scott.

 

Presentation Slides

Zoom Chat

 

December 14, 2021: CAR Virtual Event on Textual Analysis

Topic: CAR Virtual Event on Textual Analysis

Description: Narrative data are a key form of communication. Textual analysis has been increasingly conducted in accounting research, and new textual analysis techniques have flourished in recent years.

Contemporary Accounting Research will hold a virtual event at 10-11am EST on December 14 (Tuesday), 2021, followed by an informal social event, to discuss textual analysis in accounting.

Panelists:
Khrystyna Bochkay, University of Miami
Stephen V. Brown, University of Connecticut
Andy Leone, Northwestern University

Moderator:
Jenny Tucker, University of Florida

Registration is free. Please note that this event will take place in English only. If you have any questions about the event, please email car@caaa.ca.

We look forward to your participation!
Time: Dec 14, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrduysqzIpEtLRV-kUOz7JpHp3nYGlbL2C