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Pacific 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Mountain 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Central 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Eastern

11:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Atlantic 12:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Newfoundland 1:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Accounting Chairs at post-secondary institutions across Canada are invited to attend the Accounting Chairs' Forum on Thursday, December 1.

Registration is free of charge for all our invitees, thanks to our sponsor the Canadian External Auditors' Forum. But you must be on the Chairs' mailing list to receive your invitation to register! If you are an Accounting Area Chair not on our list and would like an invitation, please email amber.goldie@caaa.ca

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Our Speakers

 

Janet Segato

Janet Segato, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
 

 

Janet Segato, SAIT

Janet Segato, FCPA is the Dean of the School of Business, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Having held multiple leadership roles in the School of Business at SAIT, where she has worked since 2002, she has played a pivotal role in the School’s growth to becoming one of the largest business schools in western Canada. She has previously held roles as the Associate Dean, an Academic Chair in multiple programs and a management accounting contract faculty member. Janet is passionate about the role innovative, applied business education plays in preparing graduates to excel in the business world.

Prior to joining SAIT, Janet spent ten years in the controller’s department of a multinational petrochemical firm and two years with a public practice accounting firm. Janet is a designated accountant (FCPA, FCMA) and was awarded a fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants in 2022. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Education from the University of Alberta.

Janet recently completed a six year term as a board member with Distress Centre Calgary and served as board chair from 2018 through to 2021. She enjoys sharing food and wine with family and friends and spending time in the mountains hiking, cycling, skiing and snowshoeing.

Houda Affes

Houda Affes, TÉLUQ
 

 

Houda Affes, TÉLUQ

Houda Affes is an associate professor at TÉLUQ University. She is a specialist in financial accounting and corporate governance. She obtained her doctorate in administration from HEC Montréal and holds a master's degree in accounting from UQAM. She is the recipient of several awards and distinctions including the best paper award at the International Governance Conference, and several research grants.

Her research interests include international accounting, quality of financial disclosure, corporate governance, forensic accounting and corporate social responsibility. her teaching focuses primarily on financial accounting. Since her arrival at TÉLUQ in 2011, she has taught and updated more than 12 courses, created the certificate program in accounting sciences and collaborated in the creation of the bachelor of administration - finance and accounting concentration.

Houda is a member of the finance and accounting program committee and a member of the faculty evaluation committee. She is also active in various external spheres. She was a member of the Stephen A. Jarilowsky Chair in Governance, served as treasurer and member of the board of directors of the Montreal Intercultural Storytelling Festival, is a scientific reviewer for a number of journals, a grant reviewer for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and a guest lecturer in doctoral and master's seminars at HEC Montreal and UQAM.

Lara Greguric, CPA Western School of Business 

Lara Greguric, CPA Western School of Business

Lara Greguric, FCPA, is the Chair of the CPA Canada Certification 2.0 Steering Committee, and is Executive Vice President of Learning at the CPA Western School of Business.

Don Jones

Don Jones, University of Windsor
 

 

Don Jones, Odette School of Business

Don Jones, CPA/CA/LPA/CMA, is Accounting Area Chair at the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor. Don brings experience from practice, having held positions at both EY and Deloitte prior to moving into academia. He is CPA Ontario Faculty Liaison, and is the coauthor of Cornerstones of Financial Accounting with Nelson Publishing.  

Jocelyn White

Jocelyn Winter, University of Windsor
 

 

Jocelyn Winter, Odette School of Business

Jocelyn is a professional with experience in program development, facilitation, and program coordination. Jocelyn has worked at the Odette School of Business for five years with the undergraduate and graduate programs. In her current role, Jocelyn supports the administration, orientation, transition, recruitment, and retention of students in the Master of Business Administration – Professional Accounting Specialization program.

Michael Walke

Michael Walke, Canadian External Auditors' Forum
 

 

Michael Walke, CEAF

Michael Walke is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is currently CEO of the Canadian External Auditors Forum)/Forum des auditeurs externes canadiens (CEAF), a non-profit corporation established as a collaborative effort of the seven largest National CPA firms.  The CEAF engages stakeholders to advance confidence in the profession by constructively participating in public interest and policy issues.  Prior to joining the CEAF, Michael was an assurance partner for over 25 years and was leader of the Accounting Consulting Services department of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Canada's (PwC) national office. In his national office leadership role, Michael served as PwC's chief accountant for over 10 years and had overall responsibility for the accounting consultation, financial statement review and regulatory consultation functions of PwC, including the firm's SEC services group.  Michael served as engagement partner on many clients, primarily public companies in the energy, consumer product, real estate and financial services industries. Michael also served in many other leadership roles within PwC, including as Chair of PwC's Partnership Board, and was a council member of the Public Accountant's Council for the Province of Ontario. 

Jennifer Duffy

Jennifer Duffy, Langara College
 

 

Jennifer Duffy, Langara College

Jenny is a proud Faculty Member at Langara College where she is the Chair of the Financial Management Department. Her work experience includes roles as a Facilitator and Associate Session Leader with the CPA Professional Education Program, a Facilitator and Mentor with the CPA Legacy program (CASB), and as an Instructor with the UBC/Sauder DAP program.

Emily Salmon

Emily Salmon, University of Victoria 

 

 

Emily Salmon, University of Victoria

Emily Salmon is a PhD Candidate at the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria, which is located on the territories of the Lekwungen-speaking Peoples of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. She is a Cowichan Tribes member and works and lives in her home Territory. Emily’s research explores how stakeholder groups are better able to increase their overall wellbeing from their relationships with external firms, primarily within the context of Indigenous communities and extractive projects in Canada. Through this research, she hopes to empower Indigenous communities along their journey towards sovereignty and sustainable development.

Jordyn Hrenyk

Jordyn Hrenyk, Simon Fraser University 

 

 

Jordyn Hrenyk, Simon Fraser University

Jordyn Hrenyk is a Michif scholar from Métis Nation Saskatchewan. She was born on her home Territory in Treaty 6, but grew up in different urban centres around BC and now lives on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations in Vancouver. She is a PhD Candidate in the area of Business and Society at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. Jordyn works with Drs. Stephanie Bertels and Dara Kelly. Jordyn’s research is focused on Indigenous entrepreneurship and values-based businesses. Jordyn has an MSc in Management (Strategy) from Queen’s University, and a BComm from the University of Victoria.

Katie George University of Guelph 

Katie George, University of Guelph

Katie is a fifth-year commerce student at the Gordon S. Lang School of Business, University of Guelph. She is Vice-President of the Accounting Students' Association.

Dan Neiterman, University of Guelph 

Daniel Neiterman, University of Guelph

Dan is a third-year accounting student. He represents the Gordon S. Lang School of Business on the Central Students' Association Board of Directors.

 

 

 

Past Virtual Events

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

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

 

Houda Affes

Houda Affes, TÉLUQ

Houda Affes is an associate professor at TÉLUQ. She is a specialist in financial accounting and corporate governance. She obtained her doctorate in administration from HEC Montréal and holds a master's degree in accounting from UQAM. She is the recipient of several awards and distinctions including the best paper award at the International Governance Conference and several research grants.

Her research interests include international accounting, quality of financial disclosure, corporate governance, forensic accounting and corporate social responsibility. His teaching focuses primarily on financial accounting. Since her arrival at TÉLUQ in 2011, she has taught and updated more than 12 courses, created the certificate program in accounting and collaborated in the creation of the bachelor of administration, finance and accounting concentration.

Houda Affes is a member of the finance and accounting program committee and a member of the faculty evaluation committee. She is also active in various external spheres. She was a member of the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Governance, served as treasurer and member of the board of directors of the Montreal Intercultural Storytelling Festival. Houda is a scientific reviewer for a number of journals, a grant reviewer for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and a guest lecturer in doctoral and master's seminars at HEC Montreal and UQAM.

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