Category Archives: Academic History

Mythical II

Canada has made a turn on the road to accounting standards. For the past decade, that road had been converging with the US, but Canadian financial reporting is now on its way to joining the rest of the globe since … Continue reading

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Luckless

Have previously written about experience of failing statistics mid-term. Not the last failure. In 1990, had accepted the opportunity to write the examinations to become a Certified Management Accountant. Encouragement of those with accounting experience, particularly academics with accounting experience, … Continue reading

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Crack In Glass

My doctorate looks at me every day, in my law office. There is a crack that runs through the glass. Says many things. Occasional glass of life. The crack that does not shatter. Frame one’s own meaning out of damage. … Continue reading

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“I AM the university”

During time at the School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University (1992-1994), completed my doctorate and started to develop the post-doctoral research. Was there on a series of year by year, limited-term engagements. When it came to renewal … Continue reading

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Substantive Honour

In later career, it is particularly gratifying when one’s academic and professional accomplishments are recognized as being suitable for a new role. This happened to me quite recently, of such significance as to put my name in the news. Earlier … Continue reading

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The Overnight

I remember reading about how author John Grisham was able to compose his first novels, while still working full-time as a defence counsel–as well as, I now understand, a modestly-paid ($8,000 per year) legislator in the State of Mississippi. He … Continue reading

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All Law Final

Encountered resistance to a mid-term, when I returned to my law school in the mid-1980s, to teach a course in Legal Accounting. Unclear whether the course is even offered anymore. Thought that the mid-term would be a means for both … Continue reading

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