Darlene Himick received a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Calgary and an MBA from Dalhousie University. Professor Himick also earned an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Her teaching interests include financial accounting, accounting theory, and financial statement analysis. A Charterholder with the CFA Institute, Ms. Himick served for several years as a pension investment consultant before she began her academic career. Among her many current roles, she is a Senior Research Fellow with the Shareholder Association for Research and Education, based in Vancouver, B.C.
Professor Himick regularly presents her research at academic conferences and industry forums. Her work has been published in Accounting, Organizations and Society, the European Accounting Review, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, the Journal of Business Ethics, and the Journal of Management Studies. Her research focuses on pension accounting, responsible investing by pension funds, and the use of experts during standard setting. She is also interested in accounting history and the accounting profession, specifically its interaction with the actuarial profession. Ms. Himick has received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC) to study the issues around the use of accounting information in the context of retirement plans in Canada and the United States and the emergence of the individual shareholder activist.
|2018||SSHRC||Healthy Professional/Knowledge Workers||C||C||PI||$ 1,425,000|
|2018||SSHRC||The Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement||R||C||PI||$ 98,224|
|2018-2019||Telfer School of Management||Modern Slavery - a Review and Research Agenda||O||I||PI||$ 12,000|
|2016-2019||SSHRC||Individual Investors as Engaged Shareholders||R||C||PI||$ 43,000|
|2012-2015||Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC)||The use of accounting information: a case study in the field of retirement plans in Canada and the United States||R||G||PI||$ 34,100|
*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown
**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown
Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator