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Sophie Audousset-Coulier, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Accountancy
Chair, Accountancy

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Sophie Audousset-Coulier, Ph.D.
Office: S-MB 14215 
John Molson Building,
1450 Guy
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2021


Dr. Audousset-Coulier joined JMSB in 2007. Prior to her doctoral studies, Dr. Audousset-Coulier has worked as an auditor at KPMG.

Her research primarily focuses on the auditing stream of the accounting research field in various institutional contexts with a focus on audit regulation, audit quality, audit fees and auditors industry specialization.

She is also conducting research about gender diversity in corporate governance and diversity in the accounting profession.


    Ph.D.2008 (HEC Paris)

Areas of expertise

Auditing, Corporate Governance, Gender, Diversity, Accounting Profession, Financial Reporting, Pensions.



Dr. Eldad Tsabary's main areas of expertise are in the domain of sound studies—specifically (1) sonic aural training and (2) live electroacoustic performance. Through these areas of inquiry, Tsabary has been developing educational approaches, tools, and strategies to better-understand and transform the diverse internal processes involved in sound perception, organization, and creation—both individually and collectively within an ensemble. Through cyclical, ground-up, collaborative research projects, Tsabary has been seeking ways to adapt the educational environment to emerging contexts, goals, and ways of knowing and learning among individuals (of various cultural and neurodiverse backgrounds).

He has been teaching electroacoustic performance, composition, and ear training at Concordia University (Montreal) since 2005, where in collaboration with his students, he created the Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk, 2010)—one of the largest and most prolific electroacoustic ensembles worldwide. With dozens of performances in prestigious festivals and venues worldwide, CLOrk has served as a fruitful research-creation platform for investigating the nature of collective improvisation, mediation, and creative process; and developing approaches for equitable, diverse, and inclusive co-creation.

With students and professors as co-researchers Tsabary has been exploring strategies, pedagogies, and technologies for sound-focused ear training that encourage critical self-reflection, provide informative timely feedback, and foster self-motivated growth. Most recently, Tsabary has been leading the creation of Inner Ear—a SSHRC-funded browser-based collection of sonic-aural-training tools designed around principles of transformational education and findings from motivation studies.

Dr. Tsabary has a rich experience in administration and leadership. In recent years he has been chair of the International Conference on Arts and Humanities (in Bali, Colombo, and Kuala Lumpur), and he co-chaired the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES 2016) and the Montreal hub of the International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC-ESCOM 2018), among service in many other conference committees. At Concordia University he is the coordinator of Electroacoustic Studies at the Department of Music, and previously was coordinator (interim) of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts. He was president (2013-2019) of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community—Canada's national electroacoustic association. Eldad received his doctorate in music education from Boston University.


Research Areas

Primary research goals:

  1. Finding ways to adapt the educational environment to emerging contexts, goals, and ways of knowing/learning among neurodiverse and culturally diverse individuals.

  2. Using research-creation for investigating the nature of collective improvisation, creation, and mediation; and developing approaches and technologies for equitable, collaborative, inclusive, neurodiverse co-creation.

  3. Developing strategies, pedagogies, and technologies for sound-focused ear training that encourage critical self-reflection, provide informative timely feedback, and foster self-motivated growth.

Primary research areas:

  • Sound studies
  • Sound-focused aural training
  • Live electronic music
  • Laptop Orchestra
  • Live coding
  • Collective improvisation
  • Research-creation methodologies 
  • Transformational education
  • Collaborative education
  • Motivation

RISE Mini-operas

RISE (Reflective Iterative Scenario Enactments through collaborative productions of cataclysmic mini-operas) is a 5-year SSHRC-funded research-creation project that investigates various cataclysmic scenarios by enacting them in the opera medium. 
Every year's two mini-operas will focus on a different type of crisis (pandemic, ecological, economic, technological, political, warfare, resource depletion, cosmic, etc.), and develop speculative narratives to explore humanity's challenges and responses.
Through the creation and production of mini-operas, through literature analysis, and through collaborative critical-reflection, the project will research:
  1. A variety of emerging issues related to life during a global crisis (health, economy, societal, psychological, technological, political, ethical, human rights, EDI)
  2. Opera culture: the defining elements of the opera medium, its history and present, and ways to expand and update opera practice.
  3. Diversified collaboration across practices and abilities/career statuses—utilizing professional artists, student creators, and community musicians.
  4. Speculative research, investigating the future via scenario enactments and collaborative critical reflection.
  5. Practical/logistical production matters.

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