Nomination file for the CPA Award of Excellence – Research

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Selection criteria

Winners are selected on the basis of the importance of their contribution to the advancement of science or practice through research in the areas of competence of the profession, more specifically in assurance, financial accounting, finance, taxation, management and management accounting. 

The selection criteria are listed below.

“Scientific research” category

  • Major research in one of the areas of competence of the profession and communication of findings.
  • Publication of reference books or articles in scientific journals.
  • Participation in conferences, seminars and presentations as a speaker.
  • Key role in the advancement of scientific knowledge.
  • Creation or management of research chairs, activities of research chairs or research groups.
  • Grants obtained.
  • Supervision of graduate students.
  • Impact of the publication(s) in scientific circles.
  • Active participation in or significant contribution to committees or task forces of the Order, CPA Canada or related organizations.
  • Visibility of the profession.

“Professional research” category

  • Major research in one of the areas of competence of the profession and communication of findings.
  • Key role in the advancement of practice and knowledge in one of the areas of competence of the profession.
  • Key role in improving the models and practices of organizations.
  • Impact of research on standard-setting bodies.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of users in research approach.
  • Active participation in or significant contribution to committees or task forces of the Order, CPA Canada or related organizations.
  • Publication of reference books or articles in industry journals.
  • Participation in conferences, seminars and presentations as a speaker.
  • Visibility of the profession.

Eligibility criteria

Nominees must meet the following requirements:

  • be a member in good standing of the Quebec CPA Order;
  • demonstrate significant achievements;
  • not be a member of the Order’s Executive Committee or Board of Directors;
  • not be employed by the Order;
  • not be an FCPA.

Exceptions

The following persons are not eligible for this award:

  • members who have been the subject of a disciplinary decision resulting in their being struck off the roll of a professional order or a similar organization;
  • members who have been struck off the Roll or whose right to engage in professional activities has been suspended by the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee under sections 45, 45.1 and 55.1 of the Professional Code (criminal offence or disciplinary decision rendered by another order);
  • members who, at the time their nomination is submitted and reviewed, are subject to a limitation or suspension of the right to engage in professional activities;
  • members who are the subject of a syndic inquiry or who have been found guilty of a civil, criminal or penal offence.

Selection process

  • The Selection Committee has the authority to recommend a winner after reviewing the nominations. It may recommend that the CPA Award of Excellence – Research not be presented for a given year, or that it be presented to 2 nominees of equal merit in one category or the other.
  • A nomination that has not been selected may be resubmitted, up to a maximum of 3 additional times.
  • The Selection Committee’s deliberations, the names of the nominees who have not been selected and the content of the nomination files will remain confidential. A summary of the winner’s achievements will be published.
  • The winner is informed of the decision by telephone and in writing.

Nomination file

Each nomination file must include:

  • the nomination form for the CPA Award of Excellence – Research;
  • documents supporting the nomination (maximum 15 pages);
  • the curriculum vitae of the nominee.

Each nomination must be supported by two letters of reference. The authors of these letters need not be members of the Order. However, they must be sufficiently knowledgeable about the nominee and his or her achievements to attest to the accuracy of the information contained in the nomination file.

Call for nominations

Nomination files are only accepted during the annual nomination period. There will be no call for nominations for the CPA Awards of Excellence in 2016.

Consent

Award recipients agree to have their name mentioned in a press release issued by the Order. They also agree to have their photo and a brief description of their achievements published in the media, in Order communications to members and on the Order’s Web site.

Award recipients authorize the Order to retain their nomination file in its bank of nominees for a period of 10 years for submission to external contests or awards, provided the Order obtains their consent before making such submissions.

Questions?

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