Department of Accounting and Finance
C.M.A., 1988. Society of Management Accountants of Alberta.
B.Phil. in Economics, 1973. University of Nairobi.
B.A. (Honours) in Economics/Sociology, 1971. University of Nairobi.
Shiraz is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) with many years of industry and public accounting experience. He has 21 years of teaching experience.
Recognition and Awards
Award: "Award of Excellence" (Canada). Conferred by CMA-Alberta. 2013, June 20.
Award: "CAEF Teaching Award for 2012". CAD2,000 (Canada). Conferred by Chartered Accountatns Education Foundation of Alberta. 2013, April
RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY WORK
Sample Publications and Major Contributions
Calvert, V., Kurji, R., & Kurji, S. (2011, March 15). Service learning for accounting students: what is the faculty role?. Research in Higher Education Journal, 10(3), 4-15 (Accepted).
Book Review. [Review of the book Financial Accounting - Tools For Business Decision Making, Edition Fifth Canadian Edition (2012), by Kimmel, P.D., Weygandt, J.J., Kieso, D.E., Trenholm, B., & Irvine, W.].
Community and University Service
1998 - 2014 Society of Management Accountants of Alberta.
2013, February 24 Treasurer, Mount Royal University Faculty Association (Committee Type: MRFA (Faculty Assoc.)). Role: Other. Member of the Executive of the Association and ensured that the financial records of the association are well managed and maintained. I am also a member of the Education Grants Committee and the Faculty Centre Management Committee.
2011, January 5 - 2013, February 20 Ethics, Mount Royal University Faculty Association (Committee Type: MRFA (Faculty Assoc.)). Role: Member. As a member of the Ethics Committee I sat on a panel to hear and rule on complaints launched by members of the association against other members for ethical breaches stemming from violations of the bylaws of the MRFA.
2009 - 2010 Academic Promotion and Tenure Committee (Committee Type: University). Role: Member.
2008 - 2010 General Faculties Council (GFC) (Committee Type: University). Role: Member.
Other (Teaching, Schol, Service)
(2012 - 2014). President, Board of Directors - Calgary Region. McMan Youth and Family Services.
(2008 - 2012). Board Member. McMan Youth Family and Community Services.
(2010). Judge. Accounting Case Competition.