Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Engaging Your Newly Remote Workforce

Four emplyees sitting around a table talking

By: Leslie Berger-Associate Professor Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University & Adam Presslee-Assistant Professor School of Accounting and Finance, University of Waterloo.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Facing a crisis, fundraisers follow a new script

Desktop with laptop and phone

Philanthropy is an incredibly personal decision and Sheilaah Guthrie, the Associate Director of Advancement at SAF believes valuable networking opportunities and donations warrant in-person interactions. However, what do you do when that option is no longer possible or even safe?

Monday, May 25, 2020

Alumni leads courier service in delivering PPE to frontline healthcare workers

 Shikha Gandhi

COVID-19 has seen entire industries retooling their production to make personal protection equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers. With all the PPE that’s being produced, Purolator Canada was the logistics company selected by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Federal Government to deliver the PPE to hospitals across the country.
 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Pension Challenges Due to the Virus Crisis

Neal Stoughton, Professor of Finance

Among the many significant impacts of the recent crisis is the effect on individual pensions. Retirees are heavily dependent on other pension funds or savings as the average social security benefit is only $1500 per month. Pensions can come in many forms such as 401(k), IRA, Roth IRA, defined benefit, and defined contribution.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Making smart financial choices in times of crisis

Tracy Hilpert School of Accounting and Finance

Worrying about finances can impact your physical and mental well-being and create strain within relationships. In a summary of research communicated by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, 48% of Canadians say they’ve lost sleep because of financial worries.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

SAF Grads Continue to Achieve!

SAF Grads Continue to Achieve!

We are happy to advise that the CBV Institute’s 2019 Membership Qualification Exam (MQE) went off without a hitch this past September and its results were recently announced.   It gives us great pleasure to share the list of SAF grads below who represent over 9% of this year’s successful candidates.

Monday, October 7, 2019

SAF increases its transformative research with three new faculty appointments

BEYOND BOUNDARIES
SAF increases its tranformative research with three new faculty appointments

The School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) attracts talent…not just stellar, high achieving students to our programs, but internationally reputed professors. The SAF welcomed Alec Cram (PhD Queen’s), Elizabeth Demers (PhD Stanford), and Neal Stoughton (PhD Stanford) this past September into our faculty compliment. Alec, Liz, and Neal joins a community of boundary-pushing thinkers who continually challenge the status quo to evolve and transform the accounting and finance professions. 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Management Accounting Section - Early Career Research Award

BEYOND TRANSFORMATIONAL
Setting the benchmark early in thought leadership

Fundamentally, we all have to work to fund our current lifestyles. However, if we weren’t paid to work, would we want to continue to work? This question, and the bigger question of how do we motivate employees to perform? is the focus of Adam Presslee’s (PhD ’14, CPA, CA) research. “I am fascinated by the various factors that can affect employee motivation.”

Monday, August 12, 2019

BEYOND Investing

First place winners and industry judges

Students Defend Stock Choices at Annual Investment Research Challenge

Anish Chopra and industry judges pose with the first placing student team.

On July 19th, 64 SAF students defended their buy, sell, or hold recommendation on one of four assigned stocks, while investing in experiential learning opportunities at the seventh annual Investment Research Challenge (IRC). The stock assigned were small cap publicly traded stocks (iRobot Corp, Sprouts Farmers Market, AMN Healthcare Services, and RH) with limited analyst following.

Monday, July 8, 2019

SAF Convocation Ceremony 2019

Graduating SAF Students
by Ruobing Yu, Spring 2019 SAF Co-op Student

On the evening of Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, I had the pleasure of attending the School of Accounting and Finance’s (SAF) convocation ceremony, celebrating the graduation of 250 Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) students, 23 Computing and Financial Management (CFM) students, 15 Master of Taxation students, and 2 PhD of Accounting students. This marks the second year in a row where SAF had its own dedicated convocation ceremony, and the first including CFM students, who graduate with the Math faculty on alternating years.

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