Thursday, July 20, 2023

SAF PhD student receives Warren Ober Award for Outstanding Teaching

Jillian Adams

The School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) is pleased to share that Jillian Adams has been awarded the Warren Ober Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student. This award is given to a University of Waterloo graduate student in the Faculty of Arts who has made significant contributions to teaching.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

New SFM degree woos next generation of green financial experts

Blake Philips

When Blake Phillips began his doctorate in finance in 2009, he was asked to declare a focus. With previous degrees in biology and forestry and an interest in conservation, he zeroed in on sustainable finance.   

His supervisor balked, steering Phillips away from what was then considered a niche segment. Warned that there would be no jobs in that sector, Phillips was advised to commit to one or the other: sustainability or finance. Today, Phillips is the director of a new program at the University of Waterloo that aims to cultivate precisely the kind of finance professional that Phillips always wanted to be: comfortable in the languages of both finance and sustainability.  

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Leveraging your passions and your skills to be a well-rounded professional and community member

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The School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) caught up with Andres Perez-Vilarino (MAcc ’19) to discuss his career post-graduation, and to learn how he has leveraged his education and passions to help inform his role.

Monday, June 12, 2023

Waterloo professor recognized for best paper by the Canadian Academic Accounting Association

Wenqian Hu’s paper Trust Versus Rewards: Revisiting Managerial Discretion in Incomplete Contracts was awarded the Lazaridis Institute Prize for the best paper on accounting issues relevant to technology firms. The paper finds that an algorithm-generated bonus allocation scheme improves employee productivity, compared with human managers’ bonus allocation. It also finds that compared with human managers’ bonus allocation, the algorithm-based one removes managers’ responsibility and improves employees’ trust in the reward system.

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Employers should think twice before implementing peer recognition programs

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In fast-paced and often rapidly changing work environments, employers continue to seek new and improved ways to recognize employees in the workplace.

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