Ganesh Vaidyanathan


Department Head

Associate Professor; Accounting Centre Scholar


Room 272
PotashCorp Centre
25 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
S7N 5A7
Phone: (306) 966-8416
Fax: (306) 966-2514
Email: vaidyana@edwards.usask.ca


Ganesh Vaidyanathan ["Vye-thee-ya-nathan"] is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Saskatchewan. He has a B.A., from the University of Toronto, an M.A., in Economics, from the University of Waterloo and an M.A.Sc., and PhD in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo. He is a Certified General Accountant (CGA) and also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Dr. Vaidyanathan has over 20 years of university teaching experience. He has taught a wide range of courses including Management Accounting and Control, Accounting Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Strategy, Statistics and Management Science. Prior to his current appointment at the University of Saskatchewan he was an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Business Administration at Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba (1991 to 2001). He has also taught at Wilfrid Laurier University, The Conestoga College of Applied Arts and Technology and the University of Waterloo.

Dr. Vaidyanathan is the author of a text in Business Statistics co-written with his dad Raja. He is also a co-author (with Suresh Kalagnanam) of the Canadian Edition of a text in introductory Management Accounting. He has published in Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Issues in Accounting Education and other scholarly publications. He is a member of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association and serves on the Saskatchewan Board of the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada. Outside of his professional interests, Dr. Vaidyanathan is an avid fan of blues music and Bollywood movies. Recently he has taken up cycling for recreation and fitness. He commutes to work daily on his bike - 16Km round trip - all year.