May 23, 2014
Professor Michel Vézina (Accounting) has won the very first CPA Award of Excellence – Education from the Ordre des CPA du Québec, in recognition of his leadership, dynamic approach and commitment, as well as for his many achievements. The award will be officially presented on November 22, in Montreal, at the Order’s Ambassadors Gala.
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 2009 to 2012. In 2012 and 2013, he served as Academic Supervisor for the Specialized Graduate Diploma (DESS) 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.
Named a CPA Fellow in 2014, Professor Vézina 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 in the Francophone category and won the Award for the Best Case from the Association francophone de comptabilité.