Announcing the young researcher of the year

Shujun Ding, an associate professor in accounting and a Telfer Excellence Fellow, has been selected as the Telfer School of Management’s Young Researcher of the Year in recognition of excellence as a young researcher in the field of accounting. Professor Ding’s research interests include judgment and decision-making in accounting contexts, corporate governance, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), non-profit organizations, family business history, and accounting and finance issues in small business.

In the spotlight: Responsible Investing

How can the obstacles to responsible investing be overcome? Despite some encouraging inroads made by the responsible investing (RI) community, significant barriers remain, says Darlene Himick, assistant professor at the Telfer School of Management, who recently considered RI with a focus on pension plan sponsors. She and Sophie Audousset-Coulier of Concordia University analyzed the practices of evaluating and monitoring asset performance among 60 public pension funds in Canada to determine how they may enable, or interfere with, the adoption and implementation of responsible investing. (More).

CPA-AGRC at Congress 2015

In June 2015, the CPA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre (Professor Walid Ben Amar, Executive Director) and the University of Ottawa put together a special interdisciplinary symposium that examined the changing landscape of corporate governance.

This symposium was organized as part of the 2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences hosted by the University of Ottawa.

CPA-AGRC Distinguished Speakers Series

A full schedule of presentations by Canadian and international faculty in the field of accounting was organized by the Certified Public Accountants Association of Canada (CPA) Accounting and Governance Research Centre at the Telfer School (AGRC).

2015 Alternative Accounts Conference

The Alternative Accounts Conference, April 17 — 18, 2015, increased accounting researchers’ awareness of the diverse areas of research belonging to the “alternative” paradigm of accounting research. Organized by the Telfer School’s Sylvain Durocher and Darlene Himick, this event provided a forum for accounting scholars and doctoral students to discuss alternative accounting from a variety of viewpoints.