DART Student Reports on her Visit at the University of Toronto
In April 2019, the DART program provided me, Negin Attar, with the opportunity to spend three months as a visiting scholar at Rotman Business School, University of Toronto. Professor Minlei Ye kindly agreed to be my academic advisor and to meet me on a weekly basis to discuss my latest research on PCAOB regulations. I shared an office space with two PhD students. Its location directly in the accounting department gave me an opportunity to get to know other PhD students and faculty members. I attended a course on Corporate Finance Theory by Denis Gromb from HEC Paris University. I also attended the MARC conference at McGill University in Montreal, where I met PhD students from several well-regarded research institutions such as McGill, Concordia, HEC Montreal and HEC Paris. Furthermore, I had the opportunity to meet and discuss with distinguished researchers such as Pingyang Gao from the University of Chicago and Shivaram Rajgapol from the Columbia Business School and expand my international network. I am very grateful to the Department of Accounting at Rotman Business School and especially the DART program for enabling this opportunity. I had a great experience, which allowed me to improve my research skills further.