Schulich Grads Dominate Gold Medal and Honour Roll of 2020 CFE
Six Schulich alumni are in the top one percent of successful writers of this year’s Common Final Examination (CFE) – one of whom is the recipient of the 2020 Governor General’s Gold Medal Award as the CFE’s top writer. The CFE is a three-day evaluation designed to assess candidates’ knowledge, judgement and ethics, a critical milestone of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) certification program.
“On behalf of the entire Schulich community, I wish to congratulate Schulich BBA graduate Michelle Per on her outstanding achievement in winning the prestigious Governor General’s Gold Medal at the 2020 CFE – the top result in the country!” said Detlev Zwick, Interim Dean.
“My Schulich education was extremely beneficial in preparing to write the CFE,” said Michelle Per (BBA ’18). “Not only was the technical material covered in my courses, but the professors taught it in such a way that I was able to understand and retain most of the information over two years later, which made studying a matter of simply getting comfortable with the material again and being able to apply it in a case setting. I am confident in saying that I would not have been able to win the gold medal had I not gone to Schulich.”
Five other Schulich graduates – Robert Barkin (BBA ’19, MAcc ’20), Kristian Borean (BBA ’19, MAcc ’20), Kartiki Pandya (BBA ’18), Tatiana Tsoi (BBA ’17), and Mario Vujinovic (BBA ’19, MAcc ’20) – also attained the distinction of making the CFE Honour Roll in 2020.
“The accomplishments of this year’s Schulich honourees are a testament to the quality of our graduates, our faculty and our degree programs,” said Interim Dean Zwick.
“We are very proud of all of our Schulich graduates who successfully passed their CFE exams. We are certain that their efforts and professional skills bode well for their future career success,” said Dean Neu, Professor of Accounting.