March 25, 2014
Professor Michel Vézina (Accounting) has been named a CPA Fellow (FCPA) by the Board of Directors of the Ordre des CPA du Québec, in recognition of his exemplary service to the Order and his contribution to the accounting profession and the community. Only 698 people of the more than 36,000 members of the Order hold this title in Quebec. The official ceremony will be held on May 24, in Montréal, at the Soirée des Fellows held by the Order.
Professor Vézina, FCPA, CA, CA•TI (MSc 1989) holds a PHD in Administration (DSc 1995) from Université Montpellier II (France). He began as a faculty lecturer at HEC Montréal in 1985, and advanced to the rank of Associate Professor by 1997 and Full Professor by 2003. He was also the Director and Editor-in-Chief of the international Gestion magazine from 2001 to 2006, and Director of the Department of Accounting Studies from June 2009 to 2012. In 2012 and 2013, he served as Academic Supervisor for the Specialized Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting program and was responsible for developing the DESS in Professional Accounting – CPA, after the two accounting orders were merged. Since June 2013 he has been the Academic Director for certificate programs.
He has written numerous books and case studies and won many awards, including the 2013 L.S. Rosen Outstanding Educator Award. As co-author, he shared an honourable mention for the 2010 Alan Blizzard Award from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and in 2007 took first place in the CAAA Case Competition and won the Award for the Best Case from the Association francophone de comptabilité.