Hold the Date!
The CPA Education Foundation will be holding its biennial Accounting Educators’ Symposium on May 23 and 24, 2019 in Vancouver. Over 125 BC accounting academics are expected to attend.
The program is expected to include the following 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 – DMG Blockchain Solutions), rising expectations of corporate reporting (Christie Stephenson – UBC), panel discussion on how to develop entrepreneurial competencies in CPA students (Richard Lancaster CPA CMA – Black Widow Winery and Matthew Anderson CPA CA – A&K Robotics), developing data analytics and information systems (DAIS) (Dr. Efrim Boritz FCPA FCA, and understanding how tax policy impacts CPAs (Dr. Kevin Milligan – UBC).
There will also be updates from CPAEF and CPABC, and, 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 and Dr. Karel Hrazdil CPA CGA.
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), 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. Registration period will open on March 1 2019.
Contact David Chiang CPA CA to find out more about this symposium.