SAF Students in Business

Conference Board of Canada survey

What’s your perspective on business education in Canada? The Conference Board of Canada invites you to participate in their study examining the State, Impact, and Future of Post-Secondary Business Education in Canada.

Please fill out the online survey for current students and alumni on the Conference Board’s website, found here:

The study aims to learn more about the perspectives of students enrolled in business programs in Canada. This is a unique opportunity for business students to express their views and needs in a way that will help Canadian policymakers, post-secondary institutions, and advanced education leaders make strategic decisions to improve business education in Canada. Participation will also allow for advocacy and representational groups like the Canadian Association of Business Students to further their mandate towards bettering business students and undergraduate business education across Canada.

By participating, you will also be eligible to receive free access to the report once it has been published.

If you are interested in learning more about the study, or participating in a focus group or one-on-one interviewer, please visit

Women in Business Scholarship

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship is a major scholarship opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate female students in business. This scholarship is eligible for women pursuing a business or business-related program who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field. Particularly, the awards committee is looking for female students with an outstanding academic record and have demonstrated initiative, ambition and commitment to pursuing a career in business. In the past years, there have been not just one, but three winners, as the SAF is proud to say that a few years ago a former SAF student, Nina Zhang, won this award at an international level.  Furthermore, the honor came back to a student in the SAF when Aidan Kay (Math/CPA) recently won in 2015 and Catherine Zheng (Math/CA and MAcc 2013), who won previously in 2013.  “Waterloo students have a history of winning this award" - Prof. Sproule

Please note the importance of staying within the word count on your application paragraphs or eligibility issues could arise. It is important to send the application to the email address indicated on the application.

Deadline: March 20, 2016

For more information (application email, word count, deadline), contact Lynn Graham -

Women in Management Consulting - Oliver Wyman - Opportunity

Are you interested in Management Consulting? Oliver Wyman invites you to apply for the opportunity to connect with women consultants in our Toronto office through a series of workshops and professional development sessions on Friday March 11, 2016. The Toronto Women in Consulting Day is open to all 2nd and 3rd year university female students.

Please submit your resume (with GPA) to and title your email “Toronto Women in Consulting Day.” Submissions are due on Monday, February 29th.


You will be notified about your acceptance by March 4th. Oliver Wyman will arrange or cover all transportation to and from your university on the day of the event.

The Investors of Tomorrow Stock Pitch Competition

The Investors of Tomorrow is a student run charity whose goal is to expand financial literacy and socially responsible investing education across Canada. The IOT is proud to announce their flagship annual Stock Pitch Competition, a fantastic opportunity for students to compete and present in front of judges from the finance industry.

This year, the qualifier round submissions are due October 31 at 11:59 PM, and the finalists will present onNovember 14th. Teams will participate in pairs, and the winning team will be awarded $250. Please find the competition instructions and grading rubric at

Please note: the event is open to first and second year students only.

AFEF Information Session

Attention School of Accounting and Finance members: students, faculty, alumni and staff. Do you have a great idea that you want to make happen but need financial sponsorship? Are you part of a club or organization that has a need for financial sponsorship to support your initiatives? The Accounting and Finance Endowment Fund would like to invite all those interested for an overview of the AFEF Funding Disbursement process for the 2015/2016 Academic Year.

The Information Session will happen this Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11:30 in Hagey Hall 2104. Come out to the session for a walkthrough of how to submit a funding proposal and to have any questions or comments addressed.

Finance Workshop with Steve Balaban

Are you interested in a career in finance? Not sure what area of finance you want to pursue?

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Come out and hear from Steve Balaban, Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Mink Capital, who will share his insight on pursuing a career in private equity. Joining Steve will be two current SAF students that have had co-op experiences in private equity. Mink Capital is a private equity group focused on acquiring small-to-medium sized companies with strong cash flows. He is an inspiring speaker on the subjects of private equity and entrepreneurship, and serves as a member of the CFA Private Client Committee and the CFA Mentorship Committee.

For a full bio of Mr. Balaban and to register for this event, please sign up here:

Date: Tuesday, July 14th Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm Location: HH1102 Dress Code: Casual *This workshop is open to all SAF students.

Chartered For Leadership in Industry Upper Year Management Team Applications


Many organizations are led by professional accountants. Do you want to be a CFO or a CEO? Are you interested in learning more about how to leverage an education in accounting and financial management to launch a career toward becoming a corporate executive? If so, we’ve got great news. The Chartered for Leadership in Industry Conference (CLIC) will be the first conference that aims to advance the professional development of students aspiring to a CPA designation and to positions of corporate leadership. CLIC was invented by four founding collaborators: CPA Ontario, FEI Canada, SAF, and AFSA.

Last week CLIC announced a new launch timeframe, May 2015, and introduced news of the events and volunteerism opportunities to junior students. This week, CLIC will continue to recruit talented upper year students help to drive the initiative and will be having a dedicated application period for upper year SAF students. Applications are due Thursday, September 18th at 11:59PM. To apply, please complete the form here:

Upper year students that applied during the first recruitment period (last week) do not need to reapply. Your application was received. Thank you for applying. Your application will be considered.

Thank you everyone for considering this important and exciting new opportunity.

SAF Students in Business: Industry and Entrepreneurship Roundtable


Interested in the big technology players like Apple, Microsoft, or BlackBerry? Ever considered working for a company in an early start-up phase that could use your expertise in financial matters to help them thrive?

Want to learn about how your accounting and finance education can be leveraged to make an impact in the technology sector?

On July 28th, AFSA is hosting an Industry and Entrepreneurship roundtable in Hagey Hall (Room HH 2104) at 5:30pm.

Brandon Nussey, CFO, Desire2Learn and Mike Galbraith, CFO, Thalmic Labs will be the speakers for the event.

This is a great opportunity for students to connect with industry leaders and learn how to make an impact in exciting and growing industry!