Mary Valdes has been awarded a CONICYT scholarship. This scholarship is offered by the ministry of education of Chile and gives students an opportunity to pursue their studies abroad.
Tell me about yourself, where we you were before studying at Telfer?
I started teaching in the Universidad Católica del Norte in 2013 as a part-time professor, and in 2014 I was offered an assistant professor position. I am now enrolled in the Phd program at Telfer which will help me improve my abilities as professor and researcher.
What are your research interests? What will you be working on for your thesis?
My research interest combines two subjects: accounting and the Chilean mining industry. My research thesis will be related to accounting in small- and medium-sized firms in the Chilean mining sector.
Why did you choose the Telfer School of Management?
I first decided to come to Canada due to it mining local industry. Afterwards, I did a review of accounting programs and professors in all top universities. The Telfer program was one of my favorites from the beginning. I then met my potential supervisors in the universities where I was accepted, and I am very pleased to be here and study under the subversion of Professor Cheryl McWatters.