For a second year, The Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance was once again a resounding success, with engaging presentations and discussions covering several timely topics in the fields of accounting and finance. More than 130 participants from around the world attended the event, hosted on May 13, 2016 in the Desmarais Building.
The conference’s program featured 27 presentations, including eight parallel sessions and two distinguished keynote speakers. Jay Ritter, Joseph B. Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair, University of Florida, discussed issues related to external financing. Jeffrey Callen, Joseph L. Rotman Chair in Accounting, University of Toronto, proposed a new approach for computing cost of equity capital.
This event was supported by the Father Edgar Thivierge Chair in Business History, the CPA Canada Accounting, the Research Office of the Telfer School of Management, and the Finance Research and Learning lab.
A special thank you goes to the organizing committee and in particular to the lead organizers, Professor Lamia Chourou and Professor Cheryl McWatters, Father Edgar Thivierge Chair in Business History, as well as Professor Samir Saadi. We look forward to next year’s event!