Research Projects

Program Research Projects

MFAcc is pleased to provide access to the following selection of Research Projects that students are required to complete as part of their Emerging Issues/Advanced Topics course.

A Research Project may be downloaded by clicking on the associated [PDF] link, and the author may be contacted by clicking on his or her name.

Additional digital reference resources for Research Project topics may be obtained upon request from debby.keown@utoronto.ca.

Research Categories

Governance, Controls

  • "The New Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure: Do They Go Far Enough Towards Addressing Expert Independence?", Enzo Carlucci, 2010 [PDF]
  • "Certified - Class Action Litigation in Canada & the Role of the IFA", Ian Wintrip, 2008 [PDF]
  • "The Role of the Forensic Accountant in Assessing the Control Environment and Anti-Fraud Programs and Controls", Suzanne Schulz, 2005. [PDF]
  • "Establishing Controls in Emerging Governments – Attitudes, Competencies, Controls and Consequences of Fraud and Error in Emerging Governments that Lack the Philosophical History of Public Trust and the Capacity to Implement Solutions in the Short Term – a Medium Term Strategy", Darlene Holloway, 2005. [PDF]
  • "Code of Ethics / Code of Conduct", Sonia MacIntosh-Dobson, 2004. [PDF]
  • "The Implications of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002", Hermine Hibbert, 2004. [PDF]
  • "Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Implications for Investigative and Forensic Accountants", Richard Lederman, 2003. [PDF]

 Court Related

  • "The Evolving Role of the Investigative and Forensic Accountant in Intellectual Property Litigation", Karen Keating, 2012 [PDF]
  • "A Critical Examination of the Integration of Applicable Legal, Professional and Ethical Standards within the Context of the Evolution of Pre-Trial Disclosure/Production Requirements in New Brunswick and the Impact Thereof on CA· IFAs in an Expert Capacity", Jack Blackier, 2009 [PDF]
  • "Identifying Best Practices in the Role and Scope of the Financial Expert Witnesses for the Canadian Civil Courts", Adele Imrie, 2007. [PDF]
  • "Empirical Research into the Role of the CA-IFA within the Canadian Judicial System (Outside of Quebec)", Enola Stoyle, 2006. Please contact author for copy of report.
  • "CA-IFA Expert Witness: Report and Testimony Standards", Ari Kashton, 2006. [PDF]
  • "Court Critique of Expert Witness Testimony – Reasons and Recommendations", Sandy Troster, 2005. [PDF]
  • "Civil Court Procedures and Their Relevance to Expert Witnesses, Including Investigative and Forensic Accountants", Nick Angellotti, 2003. [PDF]
  • "Documents en Forme Électronique - Admissibilité en Preuve", Luc Marcil, 2004. [PDF]

 Investigation

  • "Examination of the Legal Framework and other Factors affecting an IFA Engagement in Russia: Limitation, Possibilities and Local Realities", Leonid Ideltchik, 2006. [PDF]
  • "An Introduction to the Access to Information Act and its Potential Impacts on IFAs", Pascal Jolicoeur, 2006. [PDF]
  • "Privacy & Workplace Investigations", Linda Lister, 2004. [PDF]
  • "The Evolution of Fraud Investigation: The Need for a Comprehensive Solution", Robert Shull, 2003. [PDF]
  • "Framework for the Assessment and Utilization of New Investigative Tools", Andrew McKendry, 2003. [PDF]
  • "Interviewing and Taking Statements – Applicability to IFAs", Karen Grogan, 2003. [PDF]

 Loss Quantification

  • "Quantification of Agricultural Losses", Cala Mitra, 2013. [PDF]
  • "Fatality Claims: Calculating Damages in Ontario", Christopher Gray, 2012. [PDF]
  • "Discount Rates in Personal Injury Claims", Rehana Moosa, 2011. [PDF]
  • "IFA Involvement in Personal Injury Claims", Lottie Urquhart, 2005. [PDF]
  • "Examination and Comparative Treatment of Home Office Overhead in Construction Delay Claims in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, and Australia", Martin Deeley, 2005. [PDF]
  • "Intellectual Property, Patent Damage Remedies, the Convergence of Economics and Law", Richard Winston, 2003. [PDF]

 Money Laundering

  • "Money Laundering in West Africa: An Analysis - Potential Emerging Market for IFAs", Alexandra Kulovics, 2009. [PDF]
  • "Money Laundering and the Life Insurance Industry: The Role of the IFA", Chioma Ihekwoaba-Ufodike, 2008 [PDF]
  • "Managing a Major Case Money Laundering Investigation for Electronic Disclosure: IFA Role in the Investigation", Jacquie Lynch, 2005. [PDF]
  • "An Examination of the Current & Future Challenges of Money Laundering Enforcement", Paul van Eyk, 2003. [PDF]
  • "Capital Markets: The New Arena for Money Laundering", Kent Rodway, 2003. [PDF]

 Corruption

  • "The Current Anti-Bribery and Corruption Landscape in Canada", Rebecca Seidler, 2013 [PDF]
  • "Corruption in Development Partner Financed Public Procurements: Case Study on Construction Related Procurements Under the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education of the Government of Bangladesh", Mohammad Al Maruf Khan, 2009 [PDF]
  • "Corruption & the Role of Forensic Accountant: A Survey of the Caribbean", Juliana Thorpe-Taitt, 2004. [PDF]
  • "Examination of the Impact of Transparency International and the new OECD-sponsored Anti-corruption Regime in the Fight Against Corruption Worldwide", Ryna Ferlatte, 2003. [PDF]

 Fraud

  • "Becoming Green - The Potential for Fraud in a Solar Energy Joint Venture and the Role of the Investigative and Forensic Accountant in Assessing and Preventing That Fraud", Lorna Leung, 2011 [PDF]
  • "Private Healthcare Benefits Fraud: A Group Insurers' Perspective", Daniel Tourangeau, 2009 [PDF]
  • "Le Juricomptable et L'Ordonnance Anton Piller", Isabelle Bergeron, 2008. [PDF]
  • "Online Advertising Survival: Combating Click Fraud", Al Quong, 2008 [PDF]
  • "Implementing and Managing an Anti-Fraud Program in a Global Context: Its Implications and Challenges", Marie-Chantal Dreau, 2008 [PDF]
  • "Fraudsters take aim at the Baby Boomers", Marlene Goldhar, 2007. [PDF]
  • "Les lignes éthiques: impacts sur la prévention, la détection et l'énquête de fraudes", Jonathan Allard, 2007. [PDF]
  • "Les principaux outils utilisés dans la fonction publique pour détecter les fraudes et les irrégularités afin d'assurer une conduite ordonnée des affaires de l'Etat québécois", Vicky Poirier, 2006. [PDF][Bibliographiques][Ref]
  • Government Employee Fraud: A Model Reporting Framework and a Survey of Current Practices in Canada, the United States and other Jurisdictions", James Wright, 2005. [PDF]
  • "High Yield Investment Fraud - An In-Depth Look at the Proliferation & Investigation of Prime Bank Schemes", Barry Hawn, 2005. [PDF]
  • "Identification of Fraudulent Financial Reporting through Analysis of Published Financial Statements", Paul Thompson, 2005. [PDF]
  • "Understanding Mortgage Fraud: Early Detection and Prevention", Nancy Shepherd, 2005. [PDF]

 Other

  • "Regulating Digital Currencies: A Study on Bitcoin", Vivian Shum, 2014 [PDF]
  • "An Analytical Review of Fraud Over 5,000 Dollars Sentencing Decisions in Canada", Graham Quast, 2014 [PDF]
  • "Virtual Currencies in Online Gaming: The Perfect Money Laundering Tool", Billy Chung, 2013 [PDF]
  • "Integrity Scorecard Iceland 2012-Assessment of Anti Corruption Safeguards", Jenny Stefania Jensdottir, 2012 [PDF]
  • "The Confession Interview", Scott Porter, 2011 [PDF]
  • "L'impact de l'informatique en nuage sur les pratiques juricomptables", Simon Castonguay, 2010 [PDF]
  • "Emissions Trading and Carbon Offsets, Schemes or Scams", Edward Asare-Quansah, 2008. [PDF]
  • "The Role of Investigative and Forensic Accountants and their Importance in Maintaining and Enforcing the Integrity of Canada's Capital Markets", Mark Stott, 2005. [PDF]
  • "The Impact of the New Privacy Legislation on Investigative Forensic Accountants and Investigations", Teri-Ann Sylvester, 2004. [PDF]