UBC|Sauder Celebrates Accounting Profession

CPAEF Board Chair Brenda Waechter FCPA FCGA, UBC|Sauder Dean Robert Helsley and CPABC CEO Lori Mathison FCPA FCGA

UBC|Sauder School of Business hosted a reception on November 20, 2017 at the Big4 Conference Centre on the top floor of the Henry Angus Building located at the UBC campus to celebrate the accounting professions long support of UBC.

Over 65 invited guests, including the CPA Education Foundation Board, staff of CPABC, UBC|Sauder faculty, current and former students (now alumni), and supporters were in attendance.

Opening remarks were provided by UBC|Sauder Dean Robert Helsley who thanked the profession for its long support.  Helsley was followed by CPABC CEO Lori Mathison FCPA FCGA who talked about the economic environment and how UBC|Sauder and the accounting profession work in partnership to support job creation and growth.

UBC|Sauder Dean Robert Helsley thanking the accounting profession for its long support.

CPABC CEO Lori Mathison FCPA FCGA thanks UBC|Sauder, a key education partner for CPAs.


Brenda Waechter FCPA FCGA, chair of the CPAEF, then spoke about the many unique supports the foundation provides to UBC|Sauder faculty – such as endowments that support a Chair, Professorship, teaching excellence awards, and funds for faculty development – and for students through academic scholarships and bursaries, just to name a few.

On behalf of the CPAEF board and accounting profession, Waechter thanked UBC|Sauder for hosting this celebratory event, and said “the CPAEF is proud of the many varied supports for UBC|Sauder faculty and students.  We look forward to continuing our wonderful collaboration with UBC in the many years ahead.”

CPAEF Board Chair Brenda Waechter FCPA FCGA recounts the history of supporting UBC.

Several other speakers provided remarks including Dr. Kin Lo FCPA FCA, who holds the CPA Professorship in Accounting, Dr. Russell Lundholm, chair of the UBC|Sauder accounting division, and Dr. Sandra Chamberlain CPA CMA, who was recently appointed the new CPA Chair of Accounting.


The audience included many supporters of UBC|Sauder and the accounting profession.

Photos from the event are shown below:

Scott Sinclair, FCPA FCA, faculty member at UBC|Sauder with Maxine DeHart, Kelowna City Councillor. Both are members of the CPAEF Board.

Nicole & Rick O’Brien, long time supporters of the CPAEF, and Jan Sampson FCPA FCA, EVP Education and Member Engagement with CPABC

Jennifer Weintraub of CPABC with Richard Rees FCPA FCA, former CEO of CPABC and member of the UBC|Sauder Advisory Committee

Bob Strachan FCPA FCMA, former CPA Canada board chair and current member of the CPAEF board, with Dr. Kin Lo FCPA FCA, CPA Professorship in Accounting


The CPAEF extends appreciation to Stephanie Mocherniak and her advancement team for organizing such a delightful and successful event.  Said David Chiang CPA CA, CPABC vice-president of Member Services, “it is always a pleasure collaborating with such a professional advancement team at UBC. Thank you UBC|Sauder for hosting this wonderful event.”







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