News archive - November 2017

Saturday, November 25, 2017

RISE to the Top; SAF is 1st in Accounting

RISE Competition

By: Carrie Gilmour

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Alan Macnaughton receives Lifetime Contribution Award

Alan Mcnaughton
November 21, 2017
By: Patty Mah

SAF Tax Professor, Alan Macnaughton was awarded a Lifetime Contribution Award from the Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF) at its annual conference in Toronto. This highly prestigious award celebrates individuals who have distinguished themselves through their contributions and dedication to the Canadian Tax Foundation.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Earnings Smoothing: Does It Exacerbate or Constrain Stock Price Crash Risk?

SAF professors Changling Chen and Jeong-Bon Kim had their research highlighted in the "Industry Trends, Research and Commentary" section of the CFA Institute's Selections publication.

"Do managers smooth earnings to inform investors about a corporation’s long-run performance, or to hide bad news for their own opportunistic purposes? SAF authors conclude that bad news hiding is the underlying incentive of earnings smoothing for managers of these weakly monitored firms." 

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Co-op Connection

Qhalisa Khan's Blog

I am fortunate enough to be studying at one of the top co-op universities in the world- I can’t stress enough how important it is to get a feel of the ‘real world’, of what life will be after university and how this helps you really figure out what you want.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Pitching to Harvard; Landing at 2nd

Talha Siddiqui, 4B AFM, Raj Patel, 4B AFM, Thinisha Gunasekera, 4B AFM and Uday Sandhu, 4A AFM

By: Carrie Gilmour

Soon to be SAF graduates travelled to Cambridge Massachusetts last week for their last stock pitch competition before embarking on their professional careers.

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