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How the Proposed Accounting Merger Will Affect Current CGA-BC Students
May 9, 2013
Further to the recent merger announcement, the information that follows outlines how unification of the accounting profession in BC will affect current CGA students.
We recognize that this will be a confusing time for many of our students. We also recognize that unifying the three accounting bodies will be a complex process, making it difficult to address all of your questions in this initial communication. However, we are committed to continue to provide students with updates as more information and clarity becomes available. We thank you for your patience as we move towards the unification of our profession.
Please take the time to read through the contents of this message – you should find the FAQs located in Appendix B particularly helpful. Read more...
||Session 4 course withdrawal deadline (with partial refund)
||Session 4 Public Speaking withdrawal deadline (with partial refund)
||CGA-BC OFFICE Closed (Canada Day)
||Session 4 Public Speaking withdrawal deadline (no refund)
||Session 4 Public Speaking (Day 1 of 4)
||Session 4 Public Speaking (Day 2 of 4)
||Session 4 Public Speaking (Day 3 of 4)
||Session 4 Public Speaking (Day 4 of 4)
||Session 4 course withdrawal deadline (no refund)
*Want to look ahead? Check out the full Academic Calendar for 2012-2013
Impact of Office 2013 on CGA Sage Accpac 5.6 and Case Ware
Please be aware that CGA-Canada has tested the use of Accpac and Caseware with Excel 2013 and Word 2013, and has established that the Accounting Software (Accpac and Caseware) used in FA2, FA3, BC1, and BC2 WILL NOT function properly with Excel 2013 and Word 2013.
Students enrolled or planning to enrol in the following courses: FA2, FA3, BC1, and BC2 are advise to NOT update to any Office 2013 version at this time.
Students will be advised should further information become available in this regard.
Attention students enrolled in CGA courses –
Please Follow the “Peer-to-Peer Discussion
Forum – User Guidelines”
We write to remind students who are enrolled in courses with CGA to please remember there are guidelines that must be followed while communicating through the Course Director / Peer to Peer Support Discussion Forums, in Blackboard OLE.
It is imperative that students take the time to review these guidelines, which are found at the top of the Discussion Forum page:
Peer-to-Peer Discussion Forum – User Guidelines
Familiarizing yourself with these guidelines will help make your learning experience in your CGA course more fair and equitable for all involved.
We thank you for your attention.
New Policy regarding Official Transcripts
If you are seeking transfer credits for your post-secondary studies completed either within Canada or outside of Canada, effective as of June 30, 2013, you must submit your official, sealed transcripts directly to our CGA-BC office. Although this policy is not yet officially in effect, we encourage students to start following this policy now.
You must contact your post secondary institution and request them to send your transcripts directly to:
Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia
#300 - 1867 West Broadway,
Vancouver, BC V6J 5L4 Canada
Recent Course Assignment Violations
Although cases of plagiarism and academic integrity violations among CGA-BC students are extremely rare, all CGA students should be aware of what constitutes a violation and its consequences. As some students have discovered, CGA-BC does not accept copying assignments under any circumstances. Students caught in this situation receive marks of 0% for their assignment work. In addition, a letter of warning is placed in their permanent student files.
Here are some examples of recent course assignment violations to assist you in understanding what constitutes a violation of the academic integrity policy.
The economy may have slowed but demand for CGA members and students are still strong. For proof, see the Hot Jobs page updated weekly. If you haven’t already signed up to CGAjobs.org, do so. And don’t forget to post your resumé to the site.
Help Us Keep Tabs on Your Successes
Fellow students, members and Association staff want to hear about your successes in school, at work and in other aspects of your life. Tell us all about it to be featured in Outlook, the all-member and student magazine. Or maybe you know of a student who is too humble to blow their own horn. Let us know of [advising#cga-bc,org]story ideas and students to profile for Sessions, the student newsletter that comes in every issue of Outlook.