Brock prof named President of Canadian Academic Accounting Association

Samir Trabelsi, a Professor of Accounting and Governance at Brock’s Goodman School of Business, has taken the helm of Canada’s largest academic accounting association as its newly elected President.

Appointed by his peers at the Canadian Academic Accounting Association’s (CAAA) annual conference in Quebec City on June 10, Trabelsi is the first Brock researcher to lead the association.

“I am honoured and very humbled to have been elected as President of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association,” he said. “Our association brings together exceptional teachers and researchers who provide valuable contributions to our field.”

During his address to conference attendees, Trabelsi committed to partnering with the national and provincial accounting bodies and the accounting profession to initiate the CAAA junior faculty consortium, which will help attract and retain talented faculty, ensuring the association’s future vibrancy and success. He also committed to fostering collaboration, knowledge-sharing and the exchange of ideas among members to consistently promote the francophone activities of the CAAA.

Trabelsi joined the association as a doctoral student in 2000 and has seen a lot of personal benefit from its doctoral consortium and craft of accounting workshops. He sees this as an opportunity to give back to the organization that played a pivotal role in his professional growth.

“We are tremendously proud of Dr. Trabelsi,” says Goodman Dean Barry Wright. “His appointment by his colleagues to lead CAAA this year is a true reflection of his talent, extensive expertise and commitment to quality.  We look forward to watching him bring excellent leadership to the CAAA during his term as President.”

Trabelsi teaches corporate governance, external reporting and research methodology, and in 2017, was granted the Brock University Award for Excellence in Teaching. In recognition of his research excellence, he has been the recipient of the Departmental Researcher of the Year Award (2019), named Goodman’s Distinguished Scholar (2021) and was awarded the inaugural CPA Ontario Distinguished Research Scholar Award. His research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and he’s an international leader in sustainability reporting.

Trabelsi says he looks forward to working with the CAAA membership from across Canada over his term to achieve their common vision.

“I sincerely believe in the power of numbers, in the sharing of ideas and in the contribution of each individual to move things forward,” he said.

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