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The 7th Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) North America Congress

The Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University was the host of the 7th CSEAR North America conference.

The Congress was deliberately informal gathering of researchers, teachers, students and practitioners concerned with social and environmental accounting, teaching and research in the very widest sense. Its emphasis was on a high level of interaction, discussion and debate in a friendly, supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Attendee included academics, practitioners and doctoral students at all levels of experience, and involved with all aspects of social, environmental and sustainability theory and practice in accounting and other disciplines.

Special Issue

We are very pleased to announce a Special Issue of Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal (SAMPJ) in collaboration with the 7th CSEAR North America Congress. The theme of the Special Issue is “Towards a Better Understanding of Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Research and Practice in North America”.  Learn more about the Call for Papers, external link.

Guest Speaker

Edward Struzik
Edward Struzik

Edward Struzik is a writer, photographer, adventurer, public speaker and a fellow at the Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.  For the past decade, he has been a regular contributor to Yale Environment 360, external link, an international on-line magazine offering opinion, analysis, reporting and debate on global environmental issues. Yale 360 is published at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

His articles, essays and photographs appear in journals, magazines and newspapers such as Scientific American, Natural History, Ensia, Policy Options, Foreign Policy Review, Canadian Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Globe and Mail, National Post, and Toronto Star. 

His latest book, Firestorm How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future, external link, (Island Press, Washington D.C,) has been an best seller.

Plenary Speaker

Den Patten
Den Patten

Den Patten is a professor of Accounting at Illinois State University, where he has spent his entire academic career.  Den’s primary research interests lie in social and environmental disclosure, although he occasionally dabbles in other areas.  He has published in a wide variety of academic journals and is widely acknowledged as a major contributor to legitimacy theory-based research.  Den currently serves as an associate editor or board member for five different journals.  In addition to his academic career, Den has been a high school cross country and track coach for more than 30 years.


Charles Cho , external link

Charles Cho, external link
Professor and Erivan K. Haub Chair in Business & Sustainability, Schulich School of Business, York University

Thomas Schneider

Thomas Schneider
Assistant Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University

Conference Agenda

Download a printable PDF version of the PDF fileCSEARNA Conference 2018 schedule, opens in new window to have on-hand during the conference.

Thursday, June 21




8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Registration

TRSM Commons, TRS 1-148

8:45 - 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks TRSM Commons, TRS 1-148
9:00 - 10:20 a.m. Parallel Session 1 TRS 1-119, TRS 1-129
10:20 - 10:40 a.m. Coffee Break TRSM Commons, TRS 1-148
10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Parellel Session 2 TRS 1-119, TRS 1-129
12:00 - 1:20 p.m. Lunch TRSM Commons, TRS 1-148
1:20 - 2:40 p.m. Parellel Session 3 TRS 1-119, TRS 1-129
2:40 - 3:00 p.m. Coffee Break TRSM Commons, TRS 1-148
3:00 - 4:20 p.m. Parellel Session 4 TRS 1-119, TRS 1-129
4:20 - 4:25 p.m. Short Break TRSM Commons, TRS 1-148
4:25 - 5:30 p.m. Guest Speaker - Edward Struzik TRSM Commons, TRS 1-148
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Congress Dinner TRSM Commons, TRS 1-148

Friday, June 22




9:00 - 10:20 a.m. Parellel Sessoion 5 TRS 1-119, TRS 1-129
10:20 - 10:40 a.m. Coffee Break TRSM Commons, TRS 1-148
10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Plenary Speaker - Den Patten TRSM Commons, TRS 1-148
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch TRSM Commons, TRS 1-148
1:15 - 2:35 p.m. Parellel Session 6 TRS 1-119, TRS 1-129
2:35 - 2:55 p.m. Coffee Break TRSM Commons, TRS 1-148
2:55 - 4:15 p.m. Parellel Session 7 TRS 1-119
4:15 - 4:20 p.m. Closing Remarks TRS 1-119

Local Attractions

As the largest city in Canada, Toronto is a favorite destination for both national and international travelers. Throughout the city, visitors will find a plethora of activities and events to explore during their stay. In addition to seeing the amazing attractions the city has to offer, there are tons of cafes, and delicious restaurants where visitors can enjoy a fantastic meal. Learn more about local attractions and events in Toronto, opens in new window.


Registration for this event is now closed.


Early Registration deadline: May 13, 2018
Accommodation Cutoff Date: June 6, 2018
Conference dates: June 21-22, 2018


Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
55 Dundas Street West, M5G 2C3, external link, external link

Room: PDF filePDF file1-148 TRSM Commons 

CPA Ontario Symposium , opens in new window

CPA Ontario Symposium

Affiliated event

CPA Ontario and the Ted Rogers School of Management are pleased to present the first annual CPA Ontario Symposium, opens in new window on Public Sector and Not-for-profit accounting on June 20th, 2018. The main theme of this year’s symposium was Developments in Accounting & Accountability in First Nations Communities: Emerging issues in practice and standard setting.

Visit the CPA Ontario Symposium event website