News archive - February 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

Experiential education pays dividends for tomorrow's accounting and finance

by: Patty Mah

Experiential learning is one of the best ways for students to successfully integrate their classroom learning with real-world expectations. The School of Accounting and Finance prides itself on providing our students with opportunities that range from co-op to conferences and competitions. "It's a fun, unique way to take the knowledge you get in school and apply it. It helps us realize why we put in all those hours learning the fundamentals," says Joanne Toporowski (BMath ’14).

Monday, February 24, 2014

Co-op experience at UWaterloo

Many people confuse co-op and an internship, when in fact, both are completely different work experiences.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

SAF Professor's research receives international recognition

Prof. Blake Phillips
The Journal of Investment Management (JOIM) has recognized co-authored research by University of Southern California Professor Lawrence E. Harris, University of California - Berkeley Professor Ethan Namvar, and University of Waterloo Professor Blake Phillips with their 2013 Special Distinction Award. Candidates for this annual award are selected from among published work in the Journal within a calendar year. The final selection panel consists of Nobel laureates Harry M. Markowitz, Robert C. Merton, Myron S. Scholes, and William F. Sharpe.
Sunday, February 9, 2014

2nd place winners at the Battle on Bay Street

SAF student team places 2nd at Battle on Bay Street
by Patty Mah

Battle on Bay is a two day case competition and conference. The competition provides a unique and intellectually challenging opportunity for undergraduate students to analyze real world financial cases and scenarios. The competition is divided into two rounds, a stock pitch and a crisis situation scenario.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Nicholas Tsai wins UFE National Gold Medal

Jesse Waltman (left) with Nicholas Tsai (right)

Nicholas Tsai, a 2013 graduate of the MAcc program (at right with Jesse Waltman, President, SAF Alumni Association), revealed some of the factors that gave him an advantage when writing the Chartered Accountancy Uniform Final Examination (UFE

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