TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Nine universities and colleges across
the province will receive $2 million from the Certified General
Accountants of Ontario to help students, faculty, staff and working
professionals do more with their financial careers.
The funding will help schools in Ontario attract talented professors and
researchers, support and promote research in finance and accounting,
and award students with scholarships into the CGA Ontario Program of
"We're very pleased to have the opportunity to establish and expand
these important funding partnerships with Ontario's leading
universities and colleges," said Doug Brooks, FCGA, CEO, CGA Ontario.
"The positive impacts this additional funding will create for students,
academics and financial professionals are tremendous."
CGA Ontario's funding will also result in the development of an
accounting study and support centre for students, an innovative
"Interview Room" to prepare job candidates to perform under pressure, a
software gaming simulation to help students learn accounting in a fun
and interactive environment, a Research Excellence Fund and CGA
Professorship in Accounting, and networking and professional
development initiatives for CGAs.
The recipients of CGA Ontario's most recent funding are Brock
University, Conestoga College, Ryerson University, Seneca College,
Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, University of
Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga,
University of Toronto Scarborough and Western University. CGA Ontario
made a significant contribution last year to the Schulich School of
Business to establish a chair in international entrepreneurship
Complete funding details will be provided during upcoming events at each
university and college in partnership with CGA Ontario. Dates and
locations will be announced in the near future.
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
SOURCE: CERTIFIED GENERAL ACCOUNTANTS OF ONTARIO
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