The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa is pleased to announce that CGA Ontario has contributed a total of $370,000 to support students, teaching and research.

CGA Ontario’s $332,500 gift and $37,500 in-kind contribution will provide funding to create the new CGA Ontario Professor of Accounting position and the new CGA Ontario Accounting Capstone course. The organization will also sponsor the CGA Ontario Intopia Strategy Simulation and the CGA Ontario More than Numbers Awards. In addition, the donation will enable the Telfer School to provide professional development bursaries to staff and faculty members.

The CGA Ontario Professor of Accounting will facilitate the Telfer School's ability to attract an exceptional professor, researcher and leader who will provide academic and program leadership to maintain a thriving accounting program and contribute to the highest standards of accounting education and research.

The CGA Ontario Accounting Capstone course will be a differentiator for the Telfer School, enhancing the student experience and offering key applied and real-world experiential learning. The CGA Ontario Intopia Strategy Simulation is an exciting and integrative learning opportunity for BCom students as part of their 4th year Strategic Management Course.

“The positive impacts this funding will create for students, academics and financial professionals are tremendous,” said Doug Brooks, FCGA, CEO, CGA Ontario. “We’re very pleased to have the opportunity to establish and expand this important funding partnership with the Telfer School of Management.”

“The Telfer School is very thankful to CGA Ontario for their contribution. We truly appreciate their desire to invest in deserving students and in research and teaching” said François Julien, Dean at the Telfer School.“We look forward to continuing our long standing mutually beneficial relationship in the years ahead.”

The Telfer School will celebrate CGA Ontario’s support at its upcoming Alumni Breakfast Speaker Series event on October 30, 2012, which will feature keynote speaker Vince Commisso, CGA, Co-founding Partner, President and CEO of  9 Story Entertainment. CGA Ontario CEO Doug Brooks and other members of the leadership team will be on hand for this event.

About CGA Ontario

CGA CGA Ontario is a self-governing body that grants the exclusive rights to the CGA designation, and controls the professional standards, conduct and discipline of its members and students in the province of Ontario. Certified general accountants (CGAs) are committed to meeting the needs of businesses and organizations with strategic insight, leadership and demonstrated abilities. In Ontario, there are more than 21,000 CGAs and approximately 8,000 students working towards their designation. /