HEC Montréal and the Ordre des CGA du Québec sign a $250,000 partnership agreement for research in strategic financial information

    MONTREAL, June 2 /CNW Telbec/ - HEC Montréal is pleased to announce a
$250,000 partnership agreement with the Ordre des CGA du Québec, to encourage
and promote research in the field of professional accounting. The partnership
will be in the form of a Professorship in Strategic Financial Information -
CGA, granted to Claude Francoeur, Associate Professor with the Department of
Accounting Studies.
    This will allow Professor Francoeur to more actively pursue his research
into the themes covered in the CGA training program, including governance,
ethics, quality of financial information, international standards and
financial performance.
    As HEC Montréal Director Michel Patry noted, "this generous contribution
by the Ordre des CGA du Québec will allow the School to strengthen its
leadership in accounting research. We are also pleased that this professorship
will have tangible benefits for the teaching and practice of accounting."
    The Ordre des CGA du Québec, which is turning 100 this year, works to
promote CGA expertise and position it as central to business strategies. "CGAs
receive complete, rigorous and constantly evolving training. Through this
partnership, the Order is looking to further advance the teaching of the
profession, by fostering research and innovation in areas that characterize
CGA expertise," emphasizes Danielle Blanchard, President and CEO of the Ordre
des CGA du Québec.

    About HEC Montréal

    HEC Montréal is Canada's first business school, founded in 1907, and
celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2007. Today the School offers
35 management programs, from the undergraduate to postgraduate level, and
welcomes some 3,300 international students from roughly 100 countries. It
employs 250 career professors and is a leader in research, with some fifty
research chairs, centres and groups. HEC Montréal was the first school in
North America to be granted the three most prestigious international
accreditations in its field: AACSB International, EQUIS and AMBA. Its alumni
network is almost 60,000 strong.

    About the Ordre des CGA du Québec

    The Ordre des CGA du Québec numbers about 10,500 members, candidates and
students. Its mission is to protect the public, guarantee professionalism on
the part of CGAs and promote their role. As public accountants, CGAs act as
strategic business partners in the different spheres of economic activity.

For further information:

For further information: Ginette Larose, HEC Montréal, (514) 340-6081

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