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Thursday, June 9 is Professional Development day. Choose from full-day or half-day practical education workshops that will challenge your thinking and bring new life to your classroom practice.

Note: This information is subject to change; the CAAA reserves the right to modify it at any time without notice.

Thursday, June 9, 2022
9:00 a.m. –
12:00 p.m. CST

10:30 a.m. –
11:15 a.m. CST

Reimagining Student Experience in Higher Education

Reimagining Student Experience in Higher Education


The higher education landscape has rapidly transformed in response to the pandemic and has accelerated demand for improved student experience. The “Age of the Customer” is upon us and the implications for higher education cannot be ignored. Students are increasingly recognizing the power of their choices in their education, and higher education institutions must be prepared to expand beyond traditional learning environments to keep up with the growing demand for high-quality educational outcomes, personalized and engaging student experiences, and technology-based practices. KPMG in Canada undertook a national poll of students on their expectations for education in a post-pandemic world and learned that there is a prevalent belief that educational institutions of the future will bear little resemblance to those of today. Shifting priorities amongst students mean that institutions will need to adapt in order to compete in the future landscape. C.J. James, KPMG’s National Education Practice Leader will share the results of the survey and provide her insights on the findings.

Session Presenter

CJ JamesC.J. James is the Leader of KPMG Canada’s National Education Practice and brings over 25 years of experience serving higher education institutions in the public sector, not for profit, and private sectors. Her experience with and understanding of the inner workings of higher education institutions, including the various complex issues and challenges that they face, make her a trusted advisor within the Canadian Education sector. In her role, C.J. brings the full breadth and depth of KPMG’s expertise, experience and thought leadership to the sector, by creating collaborative opportunities amongst higher education institutions and with KPMG education networks globally. She facilitates solutions to operational issues for institutions through her deep understanding of the interests of the wide group of stakeholders in the higher education sector.


1:00 p.m. –
1:45 p.m. CST

Lyryx Focus Group: E-Dishonesty: Evaluating Accounting Students Effectively with Online Assessments

E-dishonesty: Evaluating Accounting Students Effectively with Online Assessments


Given the increase of online course/ exam delivery and the emergence of “e-dishonesty,” what is necessary to evaluate accounting students effectively with online assessments?

Join Lyryx for a focused discussion about “e-dishonesty” and the implications it has on the creation and execution of online assessments (homework & exams) in accounting courses.

As a developer of online assessments for accounting, Lyryx has nearly 20 years of experience with facilitating online homework and exams for accounting courses in higher education. With the perpetual concern of academic integrity and the emergence of “e-dishonesty”, a term used to refer to “the behaviors that depart from academic integrity in the online environment” (, there exists an even greater need to examine the factors surrounding this issue. These include, but are not limited to: identifying reasons for cheating; access to and use of cheating resources; in-person versus online cheating; monitoring/ proctoring versus trust; and potential methods for combating cheating.

Lyryx already maintains unique randomization algorithms within their online assessments that make cheating much less accessible to students. Those very randomizations are helping Lyryx to develop technology for the subtle/ undetectable identification of cheating. This focus group will seek to pinpoint the primary issues instructors are facing with regard to e-dishonesty in online accounting assessments, with the goal of enhanced development of this technology.

Session Presenter

Tamsyn Murnaghan

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1:00 p.m. –
5:15 p.m. CST
3:00 p.m. –
4:00 p.m. CST
4:00 p.m. –
5.00 p.m. CST
 Friday, June 10, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Keynote Address 

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions 1: Education

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 Concurrent Sessions 2: Education

4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Panel Sessions

Panel Session: Employer Panel (Hybrid)**

Panel Session: Employer Panel

CM2.0: Learn what Entry-level CPAs actually Do, Given the Increasing Automation trend


There has been much discussion about automation and its impact on traditional entry-level accounting jobs. Do you know how the job landscape has changed for your students? Join us for this informative panel discussion in which employers will discuss how technology and other changes are impacting the job landscape for entry-level CPAs.

Moderator: Sonia Dhaiwal (University of Guelph)


Carrie CarsonCarrie Carson, CPA, CA, is a Partner in Deloitte’s Assurance & Advisory practice located in Regina; is the Chair, Chartered Professional Accountants of Saskatchewan; and has been a facilitator for the CA Western School of Business. 

Carrie spent two years (2013-2014) in industry with SaskCentral as the Manager of Accounting & Reporting. In addition over the last 15 years, Carrie has provided both audit and advisory services to a variety of organizations including the financial services sector, with a focus on the credit union system. In addition, Carrie brings a broad range of other industry experience in areas of pension, real estate, crown corporations and agriculture.

Anita ChangAnita Chang, CPA, CA, is a Senior Manager in EY’s Strategy and Transactions practice focused on working with companies to build out their value creation agenda, with deep experience in driving capital efficiencies and design and execution of post-merger integration or divestiture strategies.

Prior to this, Anita spent 6 years in EY’s Assurance Practice, specializing in US GAAP and SOX, working with clients, coordinating global teams, around complex transactions including IPOs, transformative acquisitions, debt offerings, first-year SOX internal controls design, Chapter 11 bankruptcy declaration, restructuring and emergence. In 2016, Anita participated in an exclusive 50-person global exchange program with EY and spent 3 months working in São Paulo, Brazil.

Anita serves as the co-chair of the EY Vancouver Professional Women’s Network and often supports teams in client discussions around integrating DEI into their business strategy. She is also the incoming Co-Director of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Program in the Pacific Region.

Adynea RussellAdynea Russell, FCPA, FCA, is an Assurance Partner in MNP’s Regina office as well as Vice-President Assurance for MNP.  Delivering strong business advice on a broad range of issues, Adynea works with private and public companies and government organizations of all sizes, conducting audits, reviews and compilations, providing tax services and helping them stay compliant.  With more than 20 years of experience in public practice, Adynea is adept at listening to what clients need and customizing solutions and services so that they meet those needs. She works closely with clients, thoroughly reviewing financial statements and records and conducting in-depth analyses to identify and solve problems. 

Adynea has helped lead the evolution of how assurance and related engagements are being performed, from highly manual with very limited technology all the way to using AI, robotic process automation and other technologies to automate and provide efficiencies and greater insights. These have reduced or removed mundane assurance tasks and allowed all team members to focus on higher risk areas, using professional skepticism and analytical mindsets to provide greater value through the assurance process.

Brittany WalterBrittany Walter is an Audit Partner with KPMG Saskatoon with over 15 years of experience leading audit engagements including experience working with large multinational companies listed in both Canada and the United States. She has experience with Canadian and US securities exchange engagements helping her clients with various transactions including acquisitions, IPOs, Reverse Takeovers and debt and equity financing. Brittany has also assisted clients with accounting implications of complex transactions, IFRS conversion, and adoption of accounting policies and standards as well as reporting under ESMA and emerging areas such as ESG. As a firm KPMG has developed platforms and tools such as data and analytics that are being utilized in the performance of audit and advisory engagements, where in her role as audit partner Brittany is responsible for the execution of the analysis that is performed over the findings from these tools, the corresponding impact on financial statements and providing guidance to clients.

Technology is being utilized to provide more insight into our clients systems and information where we can provide valuable observations in our role.

Saturday, June 11, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Day's Introduction and Keynote Address**

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Awards Lunch and Closing Remarks

2022 CAAA Awards

Congratulations to all the 2022 CAAA Awards winners!

Awards Lunch Sponsor

University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business

The Canadian Accounting Hall of Fame

Congratulations to all the 2022 inductees to the Canadian Accounting Hall of Fame!

Read the biographies of each of the 2022 inductees on the Canadian Accounting Hall of Fame webpage!


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