September 22, 2008
To mark its 100th anniversary, CGA Canada decided to honour 100 CGAs for their outstanding contributions to their designation, their communities and the lives of others. Those honoured include Full Professor Michel Guindon and Full-time Lecturer Danièle Pérusse, both with the Department of Accounting Studies.
Professor Guindon was President of the Ordre des CGA du Québec in 1999, President of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association in 2001 and President of the CGA Association of Canada in 2002. More recently, he held the position of Vice-President — Education with the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER) and sat on the Education Committee of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). His contributions have been recognized many times over, and in 2003 earned him the award of merit from the Conseil interprofessionnel du Québec, the organization representing Quebec’s professional orders. In addition to his work as a professor, he is Director of the Centre for the Promotion of Excellence in Municipal Management, created at HEC Montréal in 2005.
Danièle Pérusse is the Academic Supervisor for the Microprogram in Professional Practice – CGA at HEC Montréal. She has extensive teaching experience, particularly for students planning a career as a CGA. For many years she supervised the development of programs to prepare students for CGA exams at different universities. Before joining HEC Montréal in 2007, she served as Vice-President, Skills Development with the Ordre des CGA du Québec, working on developing and introducing the new graduate microprogam in professional practice with representatives from different Quebec universities. She applied the regulation on mandatory continuing education for CGA members and was involved in efforts leading to the adoption of Bill 42, allowing CGAs holding the designation of auditor to practise public accountancy and extend their field of expertise to public auditing of companies. Her commitment and leadership and the role she played as an agent of change in the major projects she oversaw during her time at the Order and her contribution to promoting the profession to students and the university community earned her this recognition as an outstanding CGA.