Cost and Expenses
For members living and working outside the Lower Mainland the CPAEF will cover reasonable travel expenses such as economy return flight/ferry/mileage and one night of accommodation (Thursday, June 2).
See Symposium Expense Reimbursement document.
Attendees who require accommodations are responsible for making their own reservations, and MUST book at the official conference hotel (River Rock Casino Resort) by May 2, 2022. To make reservations, please call the hotel main reservation line at 604.247.8900 and quote CPAEF to receive the conference rate ($219 plus taxes and resort fee). The CPAEF will only reimburse up to the amount charged by the River Rock Casino Resort.
Who Can Attend
This symposium is open to CPABC members who are in academia (contract or tenured) at an accredited BC post-secondary institution, and can confirm that the majority of their income (75%) comes from full-time teaching or other scholarly activities (such as authoring textbooks, research papers, or articles).
Symposium material available June 1.
Chris Burnley, FCPA, FCA
Chris Burnley, FCPA, FCA, is a professor at Vancouver Island University. He has worked in public practice and with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. He teaches in University of Saskatchewan’s MPAcc Program and in PEP. He has also taught at numerous universities internationally. Chris has received multiple teaching excellence awards, as well as awards for case authoring and education innovation. He serves on the CAAA board, is a former director of CPABC, and past board chair of the CPAEF. Chris was recognized with the Ritchie McCloy Award for CA Volunteerism. Chris authors/co-authors two leading financial accounting textbooks.
Roopa Davé, HBA, CPA, CA
Roopa Davé, HBA, CPA, CA, is an ESG professional with over 16 years’ experience, Roopa works in a global setting helping clients understand and respond to their shifting environments effectively and profitably by helping to reduce risks, find opportunities and ultimately build more resilient and sustainable businesses. In addition to publishing on sustainability-related topics, she is a regular speaker at industry events and her clients’ Boards of Directors. Roopa is a spokesperson for KPMG on sustainability matters generally, a member of the Canada Climate Law Initiative Advisory Committee, a volunteer Board Member of the YWCA of the Lower Mainland and AdvantageBC, and is a former instructor of Sustainable Accounting & Finance at BCIT.
Aftab Erfan, PhD
Aftab Erfan, PhD, is the Chief Equity Officer for the City of Vancouver and was formerly Director of Dialogue and Conflict Engagement at UBC. She holds a PhD in community planning, which focused on the study of human conflict across identity differences. She has taught graduate-level and executive courses for over a decade and provided professional development and advice to organizations serious about creating more welcoming, accessible and inclusive realities for all people.
Lara Greguric, MA, FCPA, FCA
Lara Greguric, MA, FCPA, FCA, has worked in the accounting profession for 15 years in various educational leadership positions. In her most recent role as the Executive Vice President, Learning at the CPA Western School of Business, she is responsible for enabling student competency development, overseeing educational contractor relations, and creating valued partnerships with key external parties, including post-secondary institutions and employers. Lara is currently the Chair of the CPA Certification 2.0 Steering Committee, responsible for leading the charge to translate the profession’s visionary new Competency Map 2.0 into a modernized certification program.
Kamal Masri, PHD, MBA
Kamal Masri, PHD, MBA, is a senior lecturer and Academic Director of undergraduate programs with the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. He founded an information systems development company working with professional sports, health care, entertainment event services, transportation, and other industries prior to academia. His academic research has involved advancing business system analysis and design techniques by improving communication processes during the development stage. His recent research investigated decisions by NHL teams that lead to the amateur draft.
Sukaina Rashid, CPA, CA, MBA
Sukaina Rashid, CPA, CA, MBA, has been part of the accounting profession for over 20 years. Her experience includes public practice, industry and education, focusing both on curriculum development and delivery. In her current role as the Acting Vice President, Learning Partnerships, Learning Standards, and Communications at the CPA Western School of Business (CPAWSB), she is responsible for overseeing academic integrity and professional behaviour for CPAWSB learners. Sukaina also manages the CPAWSB articulation and accreditation processes with post-secondary institutions across Western Canada, and maintains learning partnerships with employers across Western Canada.
Tammy Towill, MBA, MA, FCPA, FCMA
Tammy Towill, MBA, MA, FCPA, FCMA, is the Chair of the School of Business with Capilano University, and a partner in the Cordura Group, providing business advisory services and related education and training programs to organizations and communities seeking growth or change. For over 25 years, Tammy has worked with academic institutions and private and public sector companies throughout North America and Europe, providing education, training, and facilitating in the areas of leadership, strategy, business planning, and curriculum development and implementation. She has served on and worked with several boards in Canada and the US.
Irene Wiecek, FCPA, FCA
Irene Wiecek, FCPA, FCA, is a Professor, Teaching Stream at the University of Toronto, Institute for Management & Innovation with a cross appointment to the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management. She is the Director of the CPA-accredited Master of Management & Professional Accounting Program. In 2018, she founded and currently directs the BIGDataAIHUB at the Institute for Management & Innovation. Irene was a member of the CPA profession’s Foresight Working Group on Reimaging the Accounting Profession and is currently a member of the related Data Governance Committee. In 2019, she was appointed to the CPA Canada Competency Map Task Force, which took a blank sheet approach to redefining the competencies for the accounting profession.