Goodman professors host provincial accounting and finance conference

Three professors from Brock University’s Goodman School of Business are collaborating with York University’s School of Administrative Studies to host the Ontario Universities Accounting and Finance Symposium.

The Nov. 22 to 23 conference is chaired by Goodman Professor of Accounting Samir Trabelsi, who is joined by Professor of Finance Mohamed Ayadi, Associate Professor of Finance Skander Lazrak and colleagues at York University on the organizing committee.

“The event’s objective is to promote thought leadership to bridge a gap between accounting and finance research, and education and business practices,” says Trabelsi.

In its fourth year, the event is being held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel and has attracted leading industry experts in accounting and finance and world-class academics from universities in the U.S. and Ontario.

“It’s no secret that accounting is a very important strength the Goodman School of Business offers and has offered for many years,” said Goodman School of Business Dean Andrew Gaudes. “This collaborative effort with York lends itself further to the strength of the accounting program that we have here, as well as the faculty that present their research in the sessions.”

The symposium will consist of two panel discussions and research presentations.

The first panel will discuss risk management and features: Professor Rashad Abdel-Khalik, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign; Dimitry Khmelnitsky, Veritas Investment Research; Ken Kivenko, Kenmar Associates; and Richard Leblanc, York University.

The second panel’s discussion will focus on innovation and features: Thomas Chemmanur, Boston College; Karen Jones, Accounting Standards Board Canada; Arvind Kamath, Scotiabank; and Bharat Sarath, Rutgers School of Business.

Research presentations include: Jeff Callen, University of Toronto; Sean Cleary, Queen’s University; Yun Ke, Brock University; Ken Klassen, University of Waterloo; Onem Ozocak, Brock University; Gary Spraakman, York University; Nabil Tahani, York University; and Yan Wang, McMaster University.

Anyone interested in attending the symposium can email until Thursday, Nov. 16. There’s no charge for tickets.

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