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Akolisa Ufodike

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School of Administrative Studies

Assistant Professor

Email: ufo@yorku.ca

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Dr. Akolisa Ufodike is an assistant professor in the School of Administrative Studies where he will be teaching auditing. His research interests include accountability, public-private partnerships, and actor networks. He is an ad hoc reviewer for JBE, BAFA, AAA and CAAA, and a CPA case examiner and brand ambassador. Dr. Ufodike is a licensed public practitioner by CPA Alberta. Prior to Academia, he spent 25 years as a finance executive with professional experience spanning telecoms, banking, oil and gas, utilities, and consumer packaged goods with organizations including Bell Canada and Molson Coors. He was co-founder and CFO for Jaguar Wireless, a participant in the 2007 Canadian wireless spectrum auction. His last role in industry was as CFO and COO of Corridor Communications Inc (CCI Wireless) one of Canada’s largest wireless ISP’s. A graduate of Haskayne’s PhD and Cornell’s MBA program, Dr. Ufodike is a Canadian FCPA, a US CPA, a UK FCCA and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He's also a Certified Director ICD.D by the Institute of Corporate Directors. Dr. Ufodike sits on the Provincial Audit Committee for Alberta and the board of the Canada Nigerian Chamber of Commerce. He previously sat on the board of the Loyalist Group, a TSX Listed Company where he was also Chair of the Audit Committee. He has served on the board of several charities including, Peel Literacy Guild where he was treasurer and the Black Business and Professional Association. Dr. Ufodike has also previously served as treasurer for Scouts Canada (Chinook Council) and thereafter as the Chairman.

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Degrees

PhD, University of Calgary
FCPA,
FCCA,
CPA (OR, USA),
ICD.D,

Research Interests

Accounting , Management, Political Economy, Ethics, Public Policy, Diversity & Inclusion
Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Ufodike, Akolisa, REVIVING AUSTERITY: POPULIST SUPPORT FOR UNPOPULAR ECONOMICS IN CANADA (October 28, 2020). Journal of Accounting, Ethics & Public Policy 21(4): 451-479 (2020)

2020

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

Ufodike, Akolisa and Okafor, Oliver N. and Roberts, Dominic, Roles of Non-Traditional Gatekeepers in Healthcare Governance: Case Study of a Canadian First Nations (February 1, 2018). 2018 Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) Annual Conference, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3102581

2018

Ufodike, Akolisa and Okafor, Oliver N., The Role of Accounting in the Delivery of Healthcare to Canada's First Nations Population (September 15, 2017). 2018 Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) Annual Conference, Available at SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3102586

2018

Other

Publication
Year

Corporate diversity targets could help dismantle systemic racism

2020

Do voters have an increasing tolerance for political misconduct or do they just have other electoral priorities?

2020


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/ADMS4551 3.0 O Auditing and Other Assurance Services LECT
Winter 2021 AP/ADMS4551 3.0 M Auditing and Other Assurance Services LECT



Dr. Akolisa Ufodike is an assistant professor in the School of Administrative Studies where he will be teaching auditing. His research interests include accountability, public-private partnerships, and actor networks. He is an ad hoc reviewer for JBE, BAFA, AAA and CAAA, and a CPA case examiner and brand ambassador. Dr. Ufodike is a licensed public practitioner by CPA Alberta. Prior to Academia, he spent 25 years as a finance executive with professional experience spanning telecoms, banking, oil and gas, utilities, and consumer packaged goods with organizations including Bell Canada and Molson Coors. He was co-founder and CFO for Jaguar Wireless, a participant in the 2007 Canadian wireless spectrum auction. His last role in industry was as CFO and COO of Corridor Communications Inc (CCI Wireless) one of Canada’s largest wireless ISP’s. A graduate of Haskayne’s PhD and Cornell’s MBA program, Dr. Ufodike is a Canadian FCPA, a US CPA, a UK FCCA and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He's also a Certified Director ICD.D by the Institute of Corporate Directors. Dr. Ufodike sits on the Provincial Audit Committee for Alberta and the board of the Canada Nigerian Chamber of Commerce. He previously sat on the board of the Loyalist Group, a TSX Listed Company where he was also Chair of the Audit Committee. He has served on the board of several charities including, Peel Literacy Guild where he was treasurer and the Black Business and Professional Association. Dr. Ufodike has also previously served as treasurer for Scouts Canada (Chinook Council) and thereafter as the Chairman.

Degrees

PhD, University of Calgary
FCPA,
FCCA,
CPA (OR, USA),
ICD.D,

Research Interests

Accounting , Management, Political Economy, Ethics, Public Policy, Diversity & Inclusion

All Publications


Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Ufodike, Akolisa, REVIVING AUSTERITY: POPULIST SUPPORT FOR UNPOPULAR ECONOMICS IN CANADA (October 28, 2020). Journal of Accounting, Ethics & Public Policy 21(4): 451-479 (2020)

2020

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

Ufodike, Akolisa and Okafor, Oliver N. and Roberts, Dominic, Roles of Non-Traditional Gatekeepers in Healthcare Governance: Case Study of a Canadian First Nations (February 1, 2018). 2018 Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) Annual Conference, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3102581

2018

Ufodike, Akolisa and Okafor, Oliver N., The Role of Accounting in the Delivery of Healthcare to Canada's First Nations Population (September 15, 2017). 2018 Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) Annual Conference, Available at SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3102586

2018

Other

Publication
Year

Corporate diversity targets could help dismantle systemic racism

2020

Do voters have an increasing tolerance for political misconduct or do they just have other electoral priorities?

2020


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/ADMS4551 3.0 O Auditing and Other Assurance Services LECT
Winter 2021 AP/ADMS4551 3.0 M Auditing and Other Assurance Services LECT