What is AIA?

The Academy of Internal Auditors (AIA) is a student run organization, whose purpose is to introduce students from various academic backgrounds to the internal audit profession. The AIA is currently composed of two university chapters and a centralized alumni chapter that unites and oversees the various university chapters.

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VP Strategy Brenda Ntaganira

VP Operations Vinthujah Bala

Public Relations Amanda Tindyebwa

Marketing Rashawn Griffith

Social Media Tunmise Olatifede

Webmaster Tony Wang

President James Go 

Vice-President Chris Kent 

VP Public Relations Adrien Sauvé 

Treasurer Tan Hoang 

Webmaster Kailong He 

Social Media Tanveer Rashid 

Marketing Samer Tohme 

About Us


In the Fall of 2012, the AIA began operations, headed by student volunteers at the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) familiar with the organization and its mission. Beginning as an initiative to address the lack of awareness of the internal audit profession among students outside of the accounting discipline, the AIA has aided the IIA in creating an efficient and effective vehicle in which student relations can form with professionals in the internal audit field and the IIA in general.


The AIA is following the Institute of Internal Auditor’s (IIA) effort to reach out to post-secondary students regarding the value and importance of working in the internal audit profession. The AIA understands that strong student relations are needed in order to create a promising future for the internal audit profession. By closely collaborating with the IIA and their regional chapters, we will be providing opportunities for students and new graduates with a better understanding of the internal audit profession and its inherent value.

Membership overview

AIA is a promising organization that provides "you" as our potential future members the necessary skills, network, and experience to ready yourself for the professional world. As you are entering a world of great diversification in the business environment, you will face opportunities you will most likely not want to miss. As a result, our job as an organization is to educate you and connect you with one of the greatest opportunities you will yet to have as a career being in INTERNAL AUDIT.

Reaching Out

It will serve its members (students and alumni) by providing opportunities to plan and run IIA related events in return for formal recognition and real incentives. In essence, it is also a feeder organization for the IIA where motivated and involved individuals may be scouted. AIA has plans to expand the initiative to other universities as well to provide this amazing opportunity.

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The Agenda

AIA Strategy


Implementing Our Strategy

Action Planning

In order for this strategy to be implemented successfully, it must consider strategic decisions regarding events (format and agenda), culture and roles (mentorship), marketing tactics, and operational plans. Each chapter can run events suited to the locale, size, and resources available to it.


The University of Ottawa AIA organization will act as the pilot program for the IIA student Initiative.

Operational Planning

Event planning will be conducted in a simplified project management format. Events are the focus of every AIA chapter as the success of an event is also the success of the AIA initiative.


The purpose of the organization is to plan events that provide publicity, gather resources and volunteers to meet the goals of AIA and assist the IIA in an innovative manner.

Culture and Mentorship

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This document was last updated on May 03, 2013

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Like any organization, the AIA needs leadership to form a cohesive internal culture. This leadership can flow from the IIA as a parent organization. This ensures that AIA members recruited by the IIA are already socialized to the expected standard of the IIA organizational culture. As an organization, the IIA should hover over the AIA clubs to ensure that objectives are properly synchronized. Synchronized objectives may include the following: coordination of events, education to be taught, and the type of marketing tools to use.