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

Research Categories

Governance, Controls

  • "When 'Private' is No Longer Private: Protecting Personal Information in an Ever Changing Digital Landscape", Miranda Lahtinen, 2015 [PDF]
  • "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

  • "Deconstructing SNC-Lavalin: Implications of Deferred Prosecution Agreements and Canada's Obligation to the OECD Convention", Faustin Mariampillai, 2019 [PDF]
  • "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 Diaz, 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, 2003. [PDF]


  • "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

  • "Natural Disaster Loss Quantification' A Fort McMurray Case Study", Joleen Collier, 2018 [PDF]
  • "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

  • "Snow Washing Securities: A Review of Money Laundering in Canada's Capital Markets", Julie Ferraz, 2020 [PDF]
  • "Money Laundering and Tax Evasion in Canadian Real Estate: The Adequacy of Canadian Legislation and Enforcement", Fred Watkin, 2020 [PDF]
  • "An Examination of the Effectiveness of Canada's Proceeds of Crime, Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime", Navjeet Vaid, 2015 [PDF]
  • "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]


  • "Bribery & Corruption Within Law Enforcement in Canada", Rand Abdulnour, 2019 [PDF]
  • "Multi-National Corporations and Political Corruptions", Dana Lee, 2015 [PDF]
  • "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]


  • "Credit Card Fraud in Canada", Ann-Marie Deboran, 2017 [PDF]
  • "The Dot-con", Un Chi Kuan, 2015 [PDF]
  • "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]


  • "Integrity of Internet Finance, Blockchain Technology and its Impact on Forensic Accounting" Sheldy Shen, 2020 [PDF]
  • "Digital Currencies: Some Practical Implications for the IFA", Brian Sankarsingh, 2019 [PDF]
  • "Patterns in the Mindset and Motivation of the White-Collar Criminal", Athena Koros, 2017 [PDF]
  • "Risk of Non-Compliance, Financial Fraud, and Money Laundering in the Canadian Exempt Market", Yee Lam Ginna Ng, 2017 [PDF]
  • "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]