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Upcoming Seminar – April 4, 2018 with Linda Thorne

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The CPA-AGRC, in coordination with the Management Research Seminar Series, will be hosting Linda Thorne, Professor of Accounting, Schulich School of Business at York University on April 4, 2018 at 10 am. Her talk is entitled “CSR Performance: Governance Insights from Dual-class Firms”. For more information and to register, please RSVP here.

2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence – Highly Commended Paper

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The CPA-AGRC is proud to announce that the paper, “Voluntary disclosure of intangibles and analysts’ earning forecasts and recommendations”, by Anis Maaloul, Walid Ben Amar and Daniel Zeghal and published in the Journal of Applied Accounting Research, has been selected by the journal’s editorial team as a Highly Commended paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati […]

CPA-AGRC Welcomes Visiting Scholar Professor Henrik Nilsson

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The CPA-AGRC at the Telfer School of Management would like to take this opportunity to welcome our Visiting Scholar, Professor Henrik Nilsson. Henrik is an Full Professor of Accounting at Stockholm School of Economics.  He earned his PhD degree in accounting from the University of Umeå (Sweden).  At SSE Henrik teaches financial accounting and financial […]

Seminar – November 18, 2016 with Kiridaran Kanagaretnam

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The CPA-AGRC Group will hosted a seminar on November 18th, 2016.  The invited speaker was Kiridaran Kanagaretnam,  Professor of Accounting at Schulich School of Business.  The talk was titled “Effects of Informal Institutions on the Relationship between Accounting Measures of Risk and Bank Distress”. See the seminar poster here.

Upcoming Seminar – October 21, 2016 with Aida Sijamic Wahid

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The CPA-AGRC Group will be hosting a seminar on October 21st, 2016 at 10 am in DMS 4165.  The invited speaker is Aida Sijamic Wahid, Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.  The talk is titled “Managing Reputation: Evidence from Biographies of Corporate Directors”. See the seminar poster […]

In Memoriam – Paul Faulkner

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In Memoriam It is with profound regret and sorrow that we have learned recently of the passing on September 1, 2016 of Paul Joseph Faulkner, BA, MBA (Michigan State), FCGA (Ontario). Paul, who retired after 17 years with the Canadian Armed forces as a Lt. Col and then pursued a career in the public service, […]

Upcoming Seminar with Walid Busaba – September 30, 2016

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The CPA-AGRC Group, in conjunction with the Management Research Seminar Series, will be hosting a seminar on September 30th, 2016 at 10 am in DMS 7170.  The invited speaker is Walid Busaba, Professor at the Ivey Business School at Western University.  The talk is titled “Do Underwriters Overprice IPOs to Avert Potential Withdrawal by the Issuers?”. […]

2016 Telfer Funding Competition Results

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The CPA-AGRC Group would like to announce the 2016 Telfer Funding Competition Results.  The recipients have been awarded $5,000 each from Telfer to support the following research projects: 2016 – 2017 Recipients: Impact of Accounting Information and Its Quality on Government Grantmaking to Nonprofit Organizations Principal Investigator: Qiu Chen Board Gender Diversity and Innovation Principal […]

CPA-AGRC Seminar on April 8 – Stephannie Larocque

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The CPA-AGRC Group will be hosting a seminar on April 8th, 2016 at 10 am in DMS 4165.  The invited speaker is Stephannie Larocque, Professor at the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame University in Indiana.  The talk is titled “Forecasting Taxes: New Evidence from Analysts”. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to […]

Upcoming Events for the CPA-AGRC At Telfer

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The CPA-AGRC is hosting two upcoming events in the Research Seminar Series at the Telfer School of Management. Dr. Claudine Mangen of Concordia University, Montreal will be presenting a seminar entitled, “What is a Logic? The Emergence of the Democratic Logic in the Corporate Field”, on January 22, 2016 at 10 am in room DMS 4165. Dr. Dongyoung […]

Samir Saadi awarded the Telfer Young Researcher of the Year Award

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Each year the Telfer School of Management has the pleasure to nominate one of its professors for the Telfer Young Researcher of the Year Award.  This award is given to a faculty member who has made exceptional contributions to research. In 2015, the members of the Faculty Teaching Personnel Committee chose Professor Samir Saadi as […]

Gender Diversity in the Boardroom Furthers Sustainability Initiatives

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A study by the CPA Canada-Accounting and Governance Research Centre (CPA-AGRC) concludes that female representation in the boardroom makes it more likely for a firm to disclose climate-change related risks. Walid Ben Amar, a professor of accounting and the Executive Director of the CPA-AGRC at the Telfer School of Management, Millicent Chang of the University […]

Professor Phillip McIlkenny was interviewed by Maclean’s journal about the Disclosure of Climate Change Information.

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Professor Phillip McIlkenny at the University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management was interviewed by Maclean’s journal about the Disclosure of Climate Change Information.  http://www.macleans.ca/economy/economicanalysis/the-carbon-market-and-climate-change-investing-in-extreme-times/ The study used a sample of 559 observations collected from companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) between 2008 and 2011. Board effectiveness was measured through the Board Shareholder […]

Shujun Ding is the Telfer School Young Researcher of the Year for 2014

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Shujun Ding, an associate professor in accounting and the Telfer Excellence Fellow, has been selected as the Telfer School of Management’s Young Researcher of the Year in recognition of the excellence he has demonstrated as a young researcher in the field of accounting. He completed his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Calgary and […]

Professor Daniel Zéghal Wins the Lorna Henderson Outstanding Mentor Award

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Professor Daniel Zéghal, FCGA has won the Lorna Henderson Outstanding Mentor Award from the Certified General Accountants of Ontario in recognition of his notable contribution in mentoring many future CGAs and in providing career guidance to aid in their professional development in order to build the future of the accounting profession. Professor Daniel Zéghal is […]

Firms with effective boards more likely to disclose climate change risks, study finds

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A new study by the CGA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre (CGA-AGRC)   at the Telfer School of Management found a positive relationship between effective corporate governance and the likelihood of voluntary climate change disclosures. It suggests that board attributes can influence a firm’s decision to reveal climate change risks and take action to mitigate those […]

Board Characteristics More Effective than Governance Indices in Predicting Financing Costs, Study Finds

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A new study by the CGA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre (CGA-AGRC) at the Telfer School of Management reveals that individual characteristics of corporate boards are more effective than commonly used governance indices in explaining the costs of financing of Canadian firms. The results suggest that governance indices are less reliable due to their low […]

Professor Walid Ben Amar Appointed Executive Director of the CGA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre

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Walid Ben Amar has been appointed Executive Director of the CGA Accounting and Governance Research Centre. An Associate Professor of accounting at the Telfer School of Management, Professor Ben Amar will lead a dynamic team of scholars dedicated to producing leading-edge research in accounting and related fields. Through the generous financial support of CGA-Canada, which […]

Study shows level of disclosed risks does not predict business performance

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A study by the CGA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre (CGA-AGRC) at the University of Ottawa examined the relationship between risk disclosure and business performance, and found that the level of disclosed risks does not appear to predict the company’s business performance. The study, Enterprise Risk Management and Business Performance during the Financial and Economic […]

Financial Crisis Had Little Impact on Risk Disclosures by Canadian Firms, Study Finds

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A study by the CGA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre (CGA-AGRC) has found that the recent global financial crisis had little impact on the risk disclosures of non-financial Canadian firms. The finding suggests that investors examining changes in risks faced by non-financial companies between 2007 and 2008 would have been at a loss to anticipate […]

CGA-Canada strengthens ties with the Telfer School

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The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) has signed a gift agreement with the Telfer School of Management to support research development by a Telfer School research centre. The grant is provided to the CGA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre (CGA-AGRC) for the year 2012-13 to fund current and upcoming research activities in the area of […]

Professor Zéghal’s article among the most downloaded!

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Professor Zéghal, Executive Director for University of Ottawa’s Accounting Research Centre, is a dedicated researcher that has already been awarded excellence recognitions like the Alan G. Ross Award for Writing Excellence (2000) and the Emerald Literati Network Award (2011). Moreover, his recently published article “An analysis of the effect of mandatory adoption of IAS/IFRS on earnings […]

Professor Daniel Zéghal wins the “Emerald Literati Network’s 2011 Awards for Excellence”

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Professor Daniel Zéghal’s article entitled “Analysing value added as an indicator of intellectual capital and its consequences on company performance”, published in the Journal of Intellectual Capital, has been chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2011. The award winning papers are chosen following consultation amongst the […]

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