Engaging with leading researchers: The inaugural accounting-finance symposium

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 first Telfer Annual Accounting and Finance Conference on May 15 in the Desmarais Building. The 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 and 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.