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The first Telfer Annual Accounting and Finance Conference was a notable success. More than 40 researchers from the Telfer School, Carleton University, Queen’s University, Université du Québec en Outaouais, and the Bank of Canada attended the event, hosted on May 15 in the Desmarais Building.

The conference’s inaugural program featured 16 presentations, including two keynote speakers. Kose John, Charles William Gerstenberg Professor of Banking and Finance, New York University, explored the interaction between risk and corporate governance and the impact of the financial crisis on innovation, risk and optimal regulation. Daniel Thornton, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario Professor, Queen’s University, examined Canada’s IFRS transition in terms of different conceptual frameworks for public and private enterprises.

This event was supported by the Research Office of the Telfer School, the Father Edgar Thivierge Chair in Business History and the CPA Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre.

The lead organizers were Professor Samir Saadi (finance) and Professor Lamia Chourou (accounting).


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