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The Goodman School of Business at Brock University will host an event on Dec. 3, 2012 to acknowledge a financial donation of $285,000, over five years, from Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA Ontario). This financial contribution will be used to:
· Create a Certified General Accountants Research of Excellence fund, supporting and promoting research advancement in the field of accounting.
· Offer three scholarships for the CGA program of professional studies, supporting graduating bachelor of accounting students and master of accountancy students.
· Provide support to the department of accounting for key professional development initiatives; among other smaller initiatives.
“The Goodman School of Business is pleased to be entering into this partnership with CGA Ontario.” said Don Cyr, Dean of the School of Business, “The funds provided will be used to support innovative accounting research that will drive the profession forward, and for initiatives that help create an enriched learning environment for our future business leaders.”
Doug Brooks, FCGA, CEO, CGA Ontario, alongside other executive team members will join Brock University to pay tribute to this new venture. Other speakers will include Samir Trabelsi, CGA, professor for the Goodman School of Business; and coordinator of the Certified General Accountants of Ontario Research Excellence Fund.
“We are proud to partner with the Goodman School of Business,” said Doug Brooks, FCGA, CEO, CGA Ontario. “This new partnership will help facilitate new opportunities, successes and achievements for students, academics and financial professionals.”
Nine universities and colleges across the province will receive a portion of the $2 million funding commitment from CGA Ontario for results-driven projects. Funding will be used to attract talented professors and researchers, support and promote research in finance and accounting, and award students with scholarships into the CGA Ontario Program of Professional Studies.
About the Goodman School of Business
The Goodman School of Business at Brock University provides undergraduate, graduate and professional education that transforms our students into innovative, articulate, and ethical citizens for the global business environment, creates and disseminates research of value to our stakeholders, and serves and enhances our communities. www.goodman.brocku.ca
About Certified General Accountants of Ontario
CGA Ontario is a self-governing body that grants the exclusive rights to the CGA designation, and controls the professional standards, conduct and discipline of its members and students in the province of Ontario. Certified general accountants (CGAs) are committed to meeting the needs of businesses and organizations with strategic insight, leadership and demonstrated abilities. In Ontario, there are more than 21,000 CGAs and approximately 8,000 students working towards their designation. www.cga-ontario.org / www.cga-domore.org