CGA-Canada recognizes academic excellence

Top honours go to students in Prince Edward Island, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia

VANCOUVER, Nov. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - Fourteen students from across the country have been recognized by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) for outstanding academic achievement in the CGA program of professional studies.

"I am absolutely delighted to congratulate this year's top academic performers," said Anthony Ariganello, President and CEO of CGA-Canada. "The CGA program is rigorous and tests our student's skills, competencies and knowledge. To rank among the brightest students in Canada is an amazing accomplishment."

Each year CGA-Canada recognizes outstanding academic performance by awarding the: CGA-Canada Awards of Excellence, the ENCON Group Inc. Insurance Public Practice Award, the Porter Hétu International Award and the Top Ten Recognition Awards.

The Awards of Excellence are presented to the highest academic achievers in each level of CGA program. Award recipients in program levels one to four receive $1,000, and the professional level award winner receives $1,500. This year's recipients are: Xuegui Song of Kelowna, British Columbia (Level 1), Steven Dengin of Abbotsford, British Columbia (Level 2), Evgeniya Pollock, of Toronto, Ontario (Level 3), Freeha Shan of Mississauga, Ontario (Level 4) and Irina Razoumova of Surrey, British Columbia (Professional Level).

Ms. Razoumova is also the recipient of this years' ENCON Group Inc. Insurance Public Practice Award, worth $5,000, having achieved the highest average mark in the public practice career option. Additionally, she has captured the Porter Hétu International Award, worth $1,500, for attaining the highest final course mark in Auditing 2 and achieving a standing of honours in the Professional Applications examinations.

The Top Ten Recognition Awards are granted to students who rank as the highest academic performers based on the average of their Professional Applications examinations. The recipients are: Irina Razoumova of Surrey, British Columbia; Jing Li of Vancouver, British Columbia; Vanessa Bergen of Buick, British Columbia; Xiaoli Li of North York, Ontario; Tengyue Ma, of Deep River, Ontario; Lindsay Carter of Stoney Creek, Ontario; Kamal Goyal, of Brampton, Ontario; Anne Dow-Koughan of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Yen Ly, of Fort McMurray, Alberta, and Ioana Marincas, of Calgary, Alberta.

About CGA-Canada

Founded in 1908, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada serves 75,000 Certified General Accountants and students in Canada and more than 90 countries. Respected accounting and financial management professionals, CGAs work in industry, finance, government and public practice. CGA-Canada establishes the designation's certification requirements and professional standards, offers professional development, conducts research and advocacy, and represents CGAs nationally and internationally.

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Angela Salehi
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Telephone: 604 605-5138

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