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Samir Trabelsi, Ph.D., CPA, CGA

GIGS Coordinator


Samir Trabelsi is the CPA Ontario Distinguished Scholar & Professor of Accounting and Governance at the Goodman School of Business at Brock University. He holds a PhD in Accounting from HEC Montreal , the CPA designation of Ontario. He teaches corporate governance, external reporting, and research methodology at both undergraduate, graduate and executive levels.

In Spring 2022, Professor Trabelsi was elected President of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association, a key stakeholder in the accounting discipline and the owner of two of the most prestigious accounting journals in the world.


Professor Trabelsi’s research expertise is in the area of corporate governance, sustainability, corruption, XBRL filings and risk management. Trabelsi’s research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Professor Trabelsi is the recipient of Brock University Award for Excellence in Teaching (2017), the Departmental Researcher of the Year Award (2019) and Goodman School of Business Distinguished Researcher (2021).

Professor Trabelsi has organized and spoke at many international conferences and seminars. These events have brought together academics and practitioners from across the province, Canada and internationally. He has been a frequent speaker and commentator on issues in the areas of governance and sustainability reporting for various news outlets, including TV, radio, and print media.

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