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You are cordially invited to attend the second Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance that will take place on May 13, 2016 at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the 4th floor of the Telfer School of Management, located in the Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Avenue East. A map of the University of Ottawa campus is available here.

The conference is sponsored by:

  • Father Edgar Thivierge Speaker Series
  • CPA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre
  • Telfer School of Management
  • Finance Research and Learning Lab

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce two keynote speakers for this conference.

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Jeffrey L. Callen

Joseph L. Rotman Chair in Accounting  

University of Toronto

Jay R. Ritter
Joseph B. Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair
University of Florida


Organizing Committee


Walid Ben Amar, Director of the CPA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre and Associate Professor of Accounting.

Lamia Chourou, CGA Ontario Fellow and Assistant Professor of Accounting

Shujun Ding, Telfer Excellence Fellow and Associate Professor of Accounting

Cheryl S. McWatters, Father Edgar Thivierge Chair in Business History and Professor of Accounting


Imed Chkir, Associate Professor of Finance

Shantanu Dutta, Associate Professor of Finance

François-Éric Racicot, Associate Professor of Finance

Samir Saadi, Assistant Professor of Finance

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Conference registration deadline: April 31, 2016
  • Conference date: May 13, 2016



Conference fee

Professors/Professional: $50 (includes 13% HST)
Students: $20 (includes 13% HST)

All fees are listed in Canadian Dollars (CAD).


Conference Program



  • CPA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre
  • Father Edgar Thivierge Speaker Series
  • Telfer’s Financial Research and Learning Lab







Co-chair: Lamia Chourou, PhD 
CGA Ontario Fellow
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building, Room 7164
Tel.: (613) 562-5800 x 4770 

Co-chair:Samir Saadi, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Finance
Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building, Room 6157
Tel.: (613) 562-5800 x 7518 

Registration and assistance:
Susan Redmond Project Manager 
University of Ottawa 
Telfer School of Management 
Office: 613 562-5800 x 4746


Hotel / Travel

We have secured a block of rooms for conference attendees at the nearby Novotel hotel at a special discounted rate starting at CAD$229/night. Kindly note that to take advantage of this special rate, you must book with the hotel by April 10, after which the block of rooms will be released at the regular rack rate. For your convenience, the hotel has created a website that you can use to book your reservations online.

Click here to use the direct booking link. 

You can also book your reservation by calling the Novotel at 1-613-230-3033. Please refer to booking code 327951 when you call. Other hotels that are within a walking distance to Telfer include the Lord Elgin HotelFairmont Château Laurier Hotel,  The Westin Ottawa, and Les Suites Hotel.

If you are coming by plane, from Ottawa/Macdonald–Cartier International Airport take a taxi or OC Transpo bus # 97 to The Telfer School of Management located at 55 Laurier Avenue East.

If you are driving, directions to the main campus can be found in this link.

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