Upcoming CAAA Virtual Events

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

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

Date: Friday, Dec 1, 2023

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET

Language: This session will be bilingual.


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

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.
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.
Join us on this enlightening journey as we work together to shape the future of accounting education by shining the spotlight on sustainability. Your expertise and enthusiasm will undoubtedly contribute to a more sustainable world by empowering our students – who will be the future leaders.

COMING SOON: Presenter and moderator information, resources, and more. 


Past CAAA Virtual Events


IFAC Feedback session on sustainability education

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

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.

Intake for the 2024-2025 round of Teaching Circles will open in February 2024.


Accounting Chairs' Forum

Accounting Chairs at post-secondary institutions across Canada attended the Accounting Chairs' Forum on Thursday, December 1, 2022.

If you are an Accounting Area Chair not on our mailing list and would like to receive updates and invitations, please email amber.goldie@caaa.ca

You can see the program and speakers from the most recent Forum at this link:



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.

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

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

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

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