CPA Ontario invests in the success of Brock’s Goodman School of Business

Goodman School of Business Dean Andrew Gaudes, CPA Ontario Director, Student Recruitment Vicki Liederman and Brock University President Gervan Fearon are pictured in front of the new CPA Ontario Gallery unveiled Thursday, Aug. 29. Brock University photo

Brock University press release – A significant investment from CPA Ontario will help Brock University’s Goodman School of Business strengthen its position as a leader in accounting research and education.

Announced to faculty and staff at the School on Thursday, Aug. 29/2019, the donation includes the appointment of three CPA Ontario Research Scholars within the School; the establishment of the CPA Ontario Centre for Public Policy and Innovation in Accounting at Goodman; and a capital gift that will give naming rights to an expansive gallery within Goodman’s new building.

“This gift is an investment in the success of the Goodman School of Business,” said Goodman Dean Andrew Gaudes. “This is recognition of our Faculty’s high-quality research activity and it enhances the long-time relationship between the Goodman School of Business and CPA Ontario.”

The funding for three CPA Scholars is a five-year commitment, which will be used to assist Goodman faculty in support of their research activity.

Brock President Gervan Fearon said the partnership “demonstrates the special relationship the University has with CPA Ontario.”

“At Brock University, we are committed to being in partnerships that benefit the greater public good, and it is wonderful to see our Goodman School work with partners like CPA Ontario to advance the educational experience of our students, and to celebrate the accomplishments of our faculty members.”

The CPA Ontario Centre for Public Policy and Innovation in Accounting (CPA-CPPIA) will study the development and implications of public policy with the aim to influence policymaking and policy change. The CPA-CPPIA will work at advancing the accounting profession by bringing together academia, industry, government, public accounting and CPA Ontario members to develop and promote relevant and timely thought leadership.

For CPA Ontario, this funding supports the organization’s commitment to advancing the profession through education and providing pathways to aspiring CPAs.

“Brock has a long history of providing Ontario with innovative thinkers that positively contribute to the accounting profession,” said Craig Smith, Executive Vice President of Member and Student Services, CPA Ontario. “We are proud to further invest in the future of our profession and support the important work done at the Goodman School of Business.”