A PROductive third CPA Student Congress

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Montreal, March 17, 2015 – More than 150 students from 14 Quebec universities gathered at Hôtel Sacacomie in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts from March 13 to 15 for the 3rd edition of the CPA Student Congress. Hosted by Norampac/Cascades, this year’s congress was organized by the CPA Student Committee of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, with the support and collaboration of the Quebec CPA Order.

More than 150 students from 14 Quebec universities participated in the third CPA Student Congress which was held at Hôtel Sacacomie in Saint-Alexis-des-Mont in the Laurentians.

Featuring accounting-related educational conferences and activities, the annual congress provides a unique opportunity for participating students to share and exchange their knowledge with fellow students from across Quebec. During the congress, awards were given out to the CPA student committees that distinguished themselves during the year.

“It’s important that we provide future members of our profession with an opportunity to connect with their peers and enhance their education through various activities,” said Daniel McMahon, FCPA, FCA, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Order. “The Order is proud to support students throughout their path to the CPA designation, as they will shape the accounting profession of tomorrow. They will be the ones who will keep it vibrant and dynamic.”

The Order would therefore like to congratulate the students and committees honoured during the congress:

Committees of the year

1st place: ESG UQAM CPA Student Committee
2nd place: McGill CPA Student Committee – Desautels Accounting Society
3rd place: Université du Québec à Chicoutimi CPA Student Committee

Activity of the year

HEC Montréal CPA Student Committee for “Vol CPA”
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières CPA Student Committee for “Les Comptables du Passé Antique”

Student of the year

Marie-Ève Leclerc, Université du Québec à Rimouski CPA Student Committee

Business case contest

The Order also held its interuniversity business case-solving contest, reserved for undergraduate students who have completed at least 30 university credits. Working in teams of three, participants were given the mandate to solve a business case related to the practice of public accountancy.

The CPA Student Congress was the perfect forum to recognize the exceptional performance of the three winning teams, who shared a total of $3,600 in prizes courtesy of TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, Desjardins and The Personal.

1st prize - $1,500: John Molson School of Business at Concordia University

  • Joshua Faier
  • Jamar Scott
  • Eleni Panaritis

2nd prize - $1,200: John Molson School of Business at Concordia University

  • Christopher McGrory
  • Andrew Wesley Graham
  • Patrick Carpentier

3rd prize - $900: Université de Sherbrooke

  • Christine Gendron
  • Didier Gousy-Quintin
  • Pierre-Luc Hébert

The following three teams also received an honourable mention and shared a total of $1,800:

John Molson School of Business at Concordia University

  • Maude Giard
  • Alexandre Achim-Martinez
  • Marie-Soleil Paradis

HEC Montréal

  • Victor Myre Leroux
  • Maxime Laliberté
  • Olivier J. Bergeron

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

  • Zachary Huxley
  • Virginie Picard
  • Pierre-Alexandre Caron

Organizers of the CPA Student Congress wish to thank all the partners who helped make the event a success. Thanks to Norampac/Cascades, the Young CPAs of Montreal, the Young CPAs of Quebec City, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, Desjardins, The Personal, CN, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and the Auditor General of Quebec. By supporting and fostering the development of the next generation, these partners guarantee a promising future for the accounting profession.

About the Quebec CPA Order
The Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec has 37,000 members and 7,000 future CPAs. The Order ensures the protection of the public and the visibility of the profession. It represents all areas of expertise of the accounting profession, including assurance, financial accounting, management and management accounting, finance and taxation.

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Cédrick Beauregard
Manager, Public Affairs
Ordre des CPA du Québec
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