|2013||Financial and Ethical Considerations of Food Taxation (DOCX)|
|2012||Microfinance in the Modern World (PDF)|
|2011||Teaching Ethics Under IFRS: Developing Ethical Reasoning Skills in Accounting Students (PDF)|
|2010||Is A WhistleblowerIncentive Program Right for Canada? (PDF)|
|2009||The Principal Agent Problem - An examination of the ethics behind the Options Backdating Scandal|
|2008||Does the current insitution of professional accounting promote an optimal level of auditor ethics? (PDF)|
|2005||Triple Bottom Line Reporting (PDF)|
|2004||Earnings Management (PDF)|
The opportunity to share my ideas, as an undergraduate student, with esteemed members of the accounting profession has been truly rewarding. As a student who has always taken a lot of pride in my writing, I was really interested in how my work would be received by a larger audience. This enthusiastic response has been really fulfilling for me, and it's a great capstone to my undergraduate experience. I would strongly recommend the Estey Competition to any students looking to finish their degree with a splash and introduce themselves to a lot of incredible people. - Mike Dillman, Vancouver Island University
Participating in the Estey Essay competition and attending the Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) conference were both incredible experiences. It was fascinating to meet and hear professors discuss their ideas and perspectives at the CAAA conference. I still vividly remember the plenary session on “Threshold Concepts” by Professor Gary Poole. I found the process of synthesizing my research and thoughts into a paper challenging. I would like to thank Professor Gunz for encouraging me through this process. I also enjoyed sharing my research with interested faculty members at the CAAA conference and getting their feedback. I would highly encourage other accounting students to take up the challenge of the Estey Essay competition.- Yuan Wang,University of Waterloo
Participating in the Estey Competition was one of the most character building experiences of my life. It provided me with an important glimpse into the complex ethical issues facing accountants in our time and with the chance to present my thoughts and findings at a widely respected professional conference. Anyone serious about becoming a professional accountant should most definitely consider the valuable opportunity offered by the University of Waterloo’s Estey Essay Competition. - Jill Bradley, Mount Saint Vincent University graduate
Attention to business ethics is on the rise across the world. The Estey Essay Competition afforded me the opportunity to investigate this area of utmost importance, specifically in the field of accounting. I truly feel that my research helped prepare me for the responsibilities that are now placed on me as a chartered accountant, most importantly being that of maintaining a high degree of professional integrity.
Heather Stanhope, 2004 Estey Winner
Saint Mary’s University graduate
Many accounting students have little exposure to ethical issues specific to their discipline. The Estey Competition gives them an extra incentive to choose this as a topic for their major paper in my advanced accounting class.
Professor Nicola Young, MBA, FCA
Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University
We are proud to have had one of our students be a finalist in the competition. The high calibre of her research, which was a direct result of her participation in the Estey Competition, resulted in this student delivering an outstanding seminar for both faculty and students on her research. Of course, success in this competition also paid significant dividends in terms of recruiting and she has never looked back.
Professor Christopher Burnley