Registration is now open for the CPA Education Foundation’s biennial Accounting Educators Academic Symposium on May 23 and 24, 2019 in Vancouver.
Over 125 BC accounting academics are expected to attend and participate in the following exceptional lineup of sessions:
- supporting indigenous student success (Dr. Virginia Drywater-Whitekiller – Vancouver Island University and University of Oklahoma);
- developing blockchain solutions and software tools to analyze blockchain transactions (Sheldon Bennett – COO of DMG Blockchain Solutions);
- rising expectations of corporate reporting (Christie Stephenson – executive director of the UBC Peter Dhillon Centre for Ethics);
- panel discussion on how to develop entrepreneurial competencies in CPA students (Richard Lancaster CPA CMA – proprietor of Black Widow Winery, Matthew Anderson CPA CA – co-founder of A&K Robotics and Bob Wang CPA CA – CTRL Deloitte and founder of Legacy Advantage);
- Developing data analytics and information systems (DAIS) (Dr. Efrim Boritz FCPA FCA, University of Waterloo and CPA Ontario Chair in Accounting);
- understanding how tax policy impacts CPAs (Dr. Kevin Milligan – UBC School of Economics); and
- reporting issues in the cannabis industry (Anita Cyr CPA CA, associate chief accountant, BC Securities Commision).
There will also be updates from CPAEF by David Chiang CPA CA and CPABC by CEO Lori Mathison FCPA FCGA LLB. Lara Greguric CPA CA from the CPA Western School of Business will address the revamp of the CPA Competency Map.
New for 2019 are two TED-like research updates provided by Dr. Fred Pries FCPA FCA (professor emeritus) and Dr. Karel Hrazdil CPA CGA (SFU Beedie School of Business).
The CPAEF acknowledges the diligent work of the Symposium Planning Committee members: Keri Norrie FCPA FCA CGA, (co-chair, Camosun College), Judith Watson FCPA FCMA (co-chair, Capilano University), Chris Burnley FCPA FCA (Vancouver Island University), Dr. Sandra Chamberlain (UBC, CPA Chair in Accounting) Scott Sinclair FCPA FCA (UBC) and David Chiang CPA CA (CPABC staff support).
The symposium is fully funded by the CPAEF and is open to all CPABC members who are full time academics at a BC post-secondary institution who earn 75% or more of their income teaching at a PSI or other scholarly activities. Registration period opens February 4, 2019 and closes April 30 (or when capacity is reached).
Contact David Chiang CPA CA to find out more about this symposium or to confirm your eligibility to attend.