Linda Thorne, Area Coordinator for the Accounting Area, and Shanker Trivedi, Director of the Master of Accounting Program, jointly wrote a letter nominating Marisa for the award. In their letter, they described her as “an outstanding teacher as well as a wonderful colleague” and “a role model for future accounting professionals.” They also cited her “exceptional leadership and communication skills”, as well as her participation in recruitment efforts aimed at attracting quality students to the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program.
Marisa has taught and coordinated over 10 courses at Schulich, including the capstone integrative case course in the MAcc program that is crucial to our students’ success on the CPA Institute’s Common Final Exam. She has also contributed enormously to curriculum development at Schulich, ensuring that our accounting courses reflect the most current professional requirements and standards.
Marisa has been nominated for teaching awards at Schulich four times over the past ten years and won the Seymour Schulich Teaching Excellence Award in 2020.
Congratulations to Marisa Morriello for winning this year’s John Peace award – a well deserved accomplishment for her numerous contributions to our School over many years.