The Deloitte National Leadership Conference
to Jun 12

The Deloitte National Leadership Conference

Event overview

Date: June 10 - June 12, 2019

Location: Deloitte University, Toronto, Ontario

Participants: 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year students in post-secondary programs

Application timeline: The posting will open on January 23rd and close on February 24th

 *All expenses associated with the conference are covered by Deloitte*

About the event:

Each year, Deloitte selects 100 exceptionally talented students from across Canada to attend this exclusive event in Toronto. Click here to watch a teaser from last year’s conference!

 What’s in it for the students?

·         Find your future – impact their career by connecting with leaders of the firm and learning about the future of professional services

·         Learn to lead – strengthen their skills by learning fundamental leadership principles and traits to give them a competitive edge as they begin their own career

·         Make an impact that matters – gain exposure to the client experience by building and pitching a solution for a real-life challenge

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12:00 PM12:00

PwC Boothing

Interested in learning more about PwC and exploring the opportunity of a lifetime? The PwC Campus Recruitment Team will be at the CPA Hall in the Henry Angus Bulding on Wednesday, January 23rd and Thursday, January 24th from 12pm to 2pm. Visit them to learn more about their culture, people and opportunities!  

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to Jan 6

DAPSC Executive Team: We Are Hiring! (Updated: Extended Submission Deadline until Jan. 13)

Interested in joining the DAPSC executive team?

We are currently looking to hire for the 2019 - 2020 team!

Build your network, develop your soft skills, and be the first to know what’s going on with public practice recruit and industry opportunities!


Eligible candidates must be enrolled in DAP and actively taking courses, before, or on January 1, 2019. Eligible candidates must be able to commit to, and successfully complete, the minimum duties entailed in their specific executive position for the duration of the hiring term (2019 - 2020). Candidates who will have completed, or graduated, from DAP by May 2019 are ineligible to be considered for hiring.

Please note: DAPSC Networking Events are held on weekdays during the evening, and occasionally will conflict with individual class times. However, it is expected, and required that DAPSC Executive Members are present at all events. Absence from these events may lead to immediate termination.

To Apply:

Please review the job descriptions and submit to Steven Chou and Tina Ma (, cc: in 1 single PDF document the following items:

Email Subject Line: 2019 - 2020 DAPSC Executive Application - <Position>

  1. Cover Letter - addressing the following:

    1. Clearly indicate which position(s) you have applied to (max 2)

    2. Why you are interested in joining the DAPSC?

    3. Why you would be a good fit for this position?

  2. Resume - 1 - 2 pages (max) of relevant experience

(Updated) Deadline for application submission: January 13, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

Interview Dates and location**: January 14 - 25, 2019 (Downtown Vancouver)

**Note: interview dates and locations subject to change

Should you have any questions, please feel free to email, cc:

We look forward to meeting everyone!

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4:30 PM16:30

Industry Night 2

DAPSC and the DAP office are pleased to present the second Industry Night of 2018, with an exciting array of panelists from various industries such as healthcare, education, law, game production, and cannabis! There will be a panel session followed by a networking session. Join us to discover what life is like working in the industry as an accounting professional.


·         Kamilla Hans, CPA, CMA: Development Director, Content Production, Electronic Arts 

·         Daniel MacLean, CPA, CMA: Director of Finance, We Grow BC Ltd.

·         Anson Lo, CFA, CPA, CMA: Senior Manager of Advisory, LifeLabs 

·         Megan MacLean, CPA, CMA: Instructor, Langara College (previously Director of Operations with Stevens Virgin Law Firm

Event Details:

·         Date: Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

·         Time: 4:30PM – 6:30PM (registration begins at 4:15PM)

·         Location: UBC Sauder Big 4 Conference Centre, 9th Floor, Henry Angus Building

·         Dress Code: Casual

·         Cost: Free!

·         Light refreshments will be provided!

·         Event is restricted to UBC DAP students only

Register now on Eventbrite as seats are limited:

Any questions can be directed to

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6:00 PM18:00

CPABC Connect Networking Night

Wondering what it’s like to be a CPA? Looking for job opportunities? CPABC is hosting Connect Networking Night where you can network with CPA professionals and employers from a variety of industries. It is a free event at the Harbour Center Vancouver Lookout, RSVP now as space is limited! Details here.

What: CPABC Connect Networking Night: Building Relationships

When: Thursday, November 22, 2018

Where: Vancouver Lookout, Top of Harbour Center

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Dress: Business Casual

Cost: Complimentary, Appetizers and refreshments will be served.

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to Oct 31

CPABC Public Practice Recruit Student Survey

CPABC Public Practice Recruit Student Survey

The objective of this survey is to obtain feedback from students regarding their experience with this year’s recruit process. This survey is open to all students who participated in Fall Recruit 2018, in search of any full-time, co-op or internship positions in public practice or industry. The estimated time to complete the survey is 5 minutes and students have an opportunity to win a $50 gift card.

This survey is part of CPABC’s commitment in making improvements to help the accounting community and enhancing the student recruit experience.

Link to CPABC Public Practice Recruit Student Survey:

Deadline for student submissions: Wednesday October 31, 2018

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to Oct 12

October Business Card Run

The DAP Student Club is proud to offer students the opportunity to print personalized business cards through us, at a discounted bulk order pricing. For $25, you will receive 250 full colour business cards, personalized with your name, degree, address, and contact information. Our new design features a cleaner UBC DAP Student Club logo in compliance with UBC Sauder School of Business marketing and logo usage guidelines.

Price: $25 for 250 full colour cards

  • Deadline to place orders: Friday, October 12th, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

  • Payments should be sent to:

  • Payment Details: When using Paypal, please ensure that the name used matches the name on the survey. If you are paying using another individual’s Paypal account, add a note with your name, and if you are paying for someone else’s business card, also send an email to to confirm our receipt of your payment.

  • Pick-up details: TBA

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9:00 AM09:00

KPMG – Day in a Firm (Aug 31)

Interested in pursuing Public Accounting as a Chartered Professional Accountant? Are you eager to learn what it will be like to work at a Big Four CPA Firm? KPMG is offering a great opportunity to visit their firm to get an inside look at a day in a life of a CPA!

KPMG is one of the world’s largest Audit, Tax, and Advisory firms, with international presence in over 154 countries. KPMG is also home to over 197,000 professionals, with over 6,500 professionals working throughout 35 offices across Canada. KPMG Canada has won a variety of awards in recent years, including the “Top 100 Employers” award for 12 consecutive years.

A Day in a CPA Firm at KPMG is a great opportunity for the best and brightest young professionals to learn why KPMG is a great place to grow your career! During this event, you will discover all the opportunities that KPMG has to offer, tour the office, and network with representatives from different areas of the business.

All applicants must apply for the program through the link here, KPMG | Day in a Firm 2018,  deadline to apply is August 22nd 8:59pm PST. Priority will be given to first-time students. All applicants will be contacted no later than August 25th on the status of their application.

Event Details:
Date: Friday, August 31st 2018 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: KPMG Vancouver Office | 777 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
Dress code: Business formal

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5:00 PM17:00

KPMG Vancouver’s US Tax Speed Interviews (Aug 30)

Did you know that you can have a successful and fulfilling career in US Tax right here in Vancouver? Join KPMG Vancouver’s US Tax Group at their upcoming speed interview event and explore  career opportunities. We highly recommend that you review the job postings below and apply if you are interested in joining!

Please see the event listing on COOL to sign-up for a 15-minute interview (find under Workshops/Events ->Workshops/Other Events).

Career Opportunities:

The Speed Interview Process:

  • Please ensure that you sign up for a designated time to meet with KPMG’s US Tax team
  • Don’t forget to bring a copy of your resume, cover letter and transcripts
  • We recommend that you review the job description ahead of time and prepare questions for the KPMG team
  • The essence of the speed interview event is for the employer to identify candidates to consider for a full follow-up interview at a later date


  • A strong interest in US Tax is a must
  • In order to pursue a US CPA you must be working towards or have completed at least 150 post-secondary credits
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3:00 PM15:00

PwC Open House (Aug 30)

PwC is accepting registration for their upcoming open house on August 30th, 3-5 pm. For more information about this event and to register, please see the link below.

  • Date: Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • Time: 3 pm to 5 pm
  • Location: PwC Place – 250 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC
  • Dress Code:  At PwC we promote a flexible dress code that we call “dress for your day”. As a PwC Professional, we dress according to what is appropriate for that current day and we suggest you do the same.
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, August 27th @ 11:59 PM
  • Registration Link:
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3:30 PM15:30

Summer BBQ (Aug 28)

The UBCDAP Club and the UBC Accounting Club will be co-hosting their annual Summer BBQ to celebrate the end of summer exams! Over 100 firm representatives from National 7 and midsize firms have been invited to attend this major event. Please join us for an evening of free food and networking.

Event details:

Date: Tuesday, August 28 2018 Time: 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM (3:30 PM sign-in, 4:00 PM start)

Location: UBC Commons

Dress code: Casual


As noted, admission and food are free! We are excited to celebrate the end of summer exams with everyone and bring you delicious food (vegetarian options available) and networking fun!

Tickets are limited, so please secure yours on the UBCDAP Eventbrite page.

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4:15 PM16:15

CPA Recruit Interviews Workshop (Aug 27) and On-Campus Career Coaching Appointments Available

As a reminder, DAP Career Coach, Russell Garrett, will be facilitating a workshop on interviews for CPA Recruit this Monday, August 27th, 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm.

Attend the workshop to learn how to make first and lasting impressions through what you say and do. The various types of interviews the Firms are known to use and why they use them will be highlighted along with best practices to prepare for every possible scenario. Anticipating firms’ expectations, creating “talking points” and preparing questions for interviewers will help you put your best foot forward. You will discover how to prepare answers for open-ended, behavioural, value-based and case-based questions as well as prepare for conversational interviews, to help you make the greatest possible impact on your interviewer(s). You will leave the workshop with tools for interview success along with strategies for follow up to protect the investment you made to secure them.    

Russell will also be available for individual on-campus career coaching appointments on select dates during the next 2 weeks.

To register for the workshop or to schedule an appointment with Russell, please visit COOL:

  • For the workshop –  select Workshops/Events from the left-hand side of the page, and then Workshops/Other Events
  • For coaching appointments – select Appointments from the left-hand side of the page, and the Coaching Appointments.  Next, select “Request New Appointment” and then leave all of the search fields blank to return all available appointment times.
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6:00 PM18:00

Discover Deloitte (Aug 22) - Registration Deadline – Aug 15, 11:59 pm

Curious about launching your career in professional services?

Discover what it’s like to work at the one firm where you can make a greater impact than you ever thought possible – join Deloitte Canada at their upcoming Discover Deloitte event! Meet campus recruiters and business professionals, and learn all about current career opportunities. Check out their video here!

On August 22, 2018 at the Vancouver Office, Deloitte is giving you a sneak peek at the different career paths available to you.

Throughout the day, you will learn about the culture, network with current professionals from all service lines and explore their office.

So, what are you waiting for? Register now using the links below:

Discover Deloitte Vancouver | August 22, 2018 | Registration Deadline: Monday, August 13, 2018

Get ready to launch your career with Deloitte Canada.

The One Firm. For You. #UnlockYourPotential

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11:00 AM11:00

TELUS Garden Open House Vancouver- CPA Pre-Approved Program (Aug 21)

TELUS is hosting an Open House for top university accounting graduates and co-op students looking to join the TELUS Pre-Approved CPA Program in 2019! The TELUS Pre-Approved CPA Program is a three-year rotational program and an approved pathway to obtaining a CPA designation, exposing top university graduates/students to areas such as corporate accounting, internal audit, treasury, and many more.

You are invited to attend the TELUS Open House online registration in TELUS’ Vancouver head office to learn more about the Pre-Approved CPA program and network with TELUS Finance Team Members.

  • Date: August 21, 2018
  • Time: 11:00 am to 1:30 pm PST
  • Location: TELUS Garden, 510 W Georgia Street
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Registration Deadline: August 17, 2018. Space is limited.

See TELUS Open House Invitation 2018 Pre Approved CPA  for more information about this event.

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9:00 AM09:00

PwC Explore (Aug 17)

Explore is a one day program focused on helping participants identify and analyze their strengths, values and passions to better understand who they are and what they want to do. Students will learn alongside PwC professionals who will provide real-life examples of how they have enriched their careers by aligning their strengths, values and passions personally and professionally. Participants will leave Explore with a stronger sense of who they are, who PwC is and what future opportunities might exist for them in professional services.

Date: Friday, August 17th, 2018

Time: 9 am to 5 pm

Location: PwC Vancouver Office (Suite 1400 - 250 Howe Street)

Registration Link:

Registration Deadline: Sunday, August 12th, 2018 at 11:59 pm

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12:30 PM12:30

On-Campus Office Hours | KPMG (Aug 15)

KPMG will be holding on-campus office hours on August 15th.  This is a great opportunity to meet with KPMG’s reps one-on-one and ask questions about what a career at KPMG could look like. The structure of the office hours provides students with the ability to have all of their questions answered.

Registration for these office hours is now open on COOL (once you’ve logged in, select Workshops/Events from the left-hand side of the page, and then Workshops/Other Events).

Not sure what office hours are all about?  Continue reading for tips on how to prepare for your meetings:

  1. Treat Office hours just like an Informational Interview. Do your research first, you may not know who you are meeting with but you do know what company they are representing. Make sure that you learn as much as you can about them from their company website and follow them on social media to learn the latest and greatest.Do come prepared with questions you want answered. Show that them you prepared for this meeting by sharing with them what you have learned to get to those deeper, personal experiences, insights questions.
  2. Make sure you know your brand and what makes you a unique and valuable candidate to THEIR firm. At some point during the meeting you will get an opportunity to tell them a bit about yourself. Make sure you know your unique value to them based on what you have learned they are looking for. Be able to communicate your value in a professional and succinct way.
  3. Be a professional! Realize that this is a business meeting and you need to represent yourself as a business professional. It might be summer and you may be on campus but that’s no excuse to for showing up in shorts and a t-shirt, slouching in your chair or not being prepared with written out questions or your business card. Remember they are sizing you up as a potential candidate.

Have fun and remember they want to get to know the real you!

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6:30 PM18:30

DAP Alumni Night (Aug 9)

The DAP Student Club is excited to invite you to our 3rd event of the summer! Join us at the conveniently located Steamworks Brew Pub on Thursday August 9th for our annual Alumni Night. We have invited over 75 firm reps from a variety of public practice firms to help continue your networking before fall recruitment begins. This event will be a great opportunity to meet DAP Alumni working in public practice who were once in your shoes and ask them any questions you may have.

Event Details

Registration: Currently Open

Admission: tickets can purchased for $15, which includes 1 drink ticket, from our Eventbrite page.

Location: Steamworks Brew Pub, 375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC

Date: Thursday, August 9th 2018

Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm, event check in begins at 6:00

Dress Code: Business Casual

Food & Drinks: Assorted cold and hot canapés, desserts, and drinks and refreshments are available at the bar.

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6:00 PM18:00

BDO Networking Event (Aug 1)

Want to Get to Know BDO?

Join us for a relaxed evening of food and networking with our team. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and see why a career at BDO is truly the start of something amazing.

It is an exciting time at BDO as we continue to grow and strive towards our mission of being the best professional services firm in the mid-market, focusing on the accounting and business needs of owner-managed businesses. We are interested in connecting with outstanding students who are currently enrolled in a business focused program with interests in accounting and/or advisory services. If you have strong communication, leadership and teamwork skills and a track record of success at work, school, in extra-curriculars and in community involvement, we want to hear from you!

We are interested in connecting with students seeking a co-op or full-time opportunity in 2019 (January or September start dates) in the Vancouver area specifically.

Event Details:

Date:  Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm

Location: Big 4 Conference Centre (9th Floor)

Dress Code: Business Casual

How to Apply:

Although we would love to invite everyone, this is an exclusive event as our capacity is limited. Those selected to attend will be contacted by a member of BDO’s Talent Acquisition Team with an invitation with all of the details by July 27th. 

All students interested in attending are required to click on “Apply for this job online” and submit your resume and transcript as ONE PDF Document. No cover letter is required. Please re-enter your resume in the mandatory cover letter field. 

***The application deadline to be considered for this event is July 24th, 2018 at 8:59PM PST***


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DAP Midsize Speed Networking Night (July 16)
5:30 PM17:30

DAP Midsize Speed Networking Night (July 16)

As part of CPA recruit, the DAP Student Club welcomes you to our Annual Speed Networking Night! Join us for an evening of good food and good company while you meet numerous firm representatives from some of the most respected mid-size firms in Vancouver. All in an intimate speed networking format.


What: DAP Midsize Speed Networking Night

Where: Joyce Walley Room at the Museum of Vancouver

When: Monday July 16th, 2018 @ 5:30 pm (sign-in) - 8:30 pm

Don’t miss this excellent excellent opportunity for you to connect with individuals in public practice!

Secure your spot for $15 now at:

Please note that sign in starts at 5:30 pm whereas the event itself will start at 6:00 pm. 

Public transportation is recommended for this event. However, free street parking (not guaranteed) is available to the public as well as a group discount on the EasyPark lot adjacent to the venue.

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Wolrige Mahon Day in a CPA Firm (June 15)
11:00 AM11:00

Wolrige Mahon Day in a CPA Firm (June 15)

Wolrige Mahon will be holding a “Day in a CPA Firm” event for UBC DAP on Friday, June 15, 2018. This event will include a brief information session followed by a networking lunch with lunch provided.

Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dress Code: Business Casual
Location: Wolrige Mahon LLP (9th Floor, 400 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC)

Students who are interested in this event are asked to apply by completing the following questionnaire by Monday, May 21

Invitations will be sent out by Thursday, May 31. Space is limited to students who are eligible for 2019 articling positions.

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PwC Open House (May 23 / 25)
4:00 PM16:00

PwC Open House (May 23 / 25)

Do you want to learn more about what it is like to work at PwC? Come learn from our PwC Professionals about what a day in the life is like at our offices at PwC's Open House.

  • Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 (4 pm to 6 pm) OR Friday, May 25, 2018 (3 pm to 5 pm) 
  • Location: PwC Place - 250 Howe St. Vancouver, BC
  • Dress Code:  At PwC we promote a flexible dress code that we call "dress for your day". As a PwC Professional, we dress according to what is appropriate for that current day and we suggest you do the same.
  • Registration Link
  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 22nd, 208 @ 12pm PST
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12th Annual Monte Carlo Casino Night (May 22)
6:00 PM18:00

12th Annual Monte Carlo Casino Night (May 22)

The DAP Student Club is proud to host the 12th Annual Monte Carlo Casino Night exclusively for UBC DAP Students on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. We have invited over 50 firm representatives to this event to allow you to network with over casino games. 

Event Details
Registration opens on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 9 am
Admission: To be paid by purchasing a ticket from our Eventbrite page
Location: Shangri-La Hotel, 1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dress Code: Business Formal
Men must wear a jacket with a tie and tailored pants or a suit and tie.
Women have the option to wear dresses, suits, skirts with blouses, tailored trousers with blouses, or evening pants.
Food & Drinks: Assorted cold and hot canapés, desserts, and a cash bar would be available for refreshments.

Notice: You will be required to present your UBC Student ID at the event. Failure to do so will result in denial of entry.



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4:30 PM16:30

Industry Night (May 15)

DAPSC and the DAP office are proud to present the first Industry Night of 2018, with an exciting array of panelists from various industries such as transportation, recruitment, retail, small business, and hospitality! There will be a panel session followed by a networking session. Join us to discover what life is like working in the industry as an accounting professional.

•    Margaret Curran, CPA, CA: Controller, Mountain Equipment Co-op
•    Ann Wicks, CPA, CMA: Senior Associate, Robert Half Executive Search
•    Elsie Li, MBA, CPA, CMA: Director, Corporate Planning at Central City Brewers and Distillers
•    Truong Le, CPA, CMA: Chief Financial Officer, Inhaus Surfaces
•    Anson Lo, CFA, CPA, CMA: Consultant, Investment Planning, Translink

Event Details:
•    Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
•    Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (registration begins at 3:30 pm)
•    Location: UBC Sauder Big 4 Conference Centre, 9th Floor, Henry Angus Building
•    Dress Code: Casual
•    Cost: Free!
•    Light refreshments will be provided!

Register now on Eventbrite as seats are limited: 

Any questions can be directed to

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