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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Phill Côté (BCom 2003): 2013 Gee-Gees Football Hall of Fame inductee

  A Samuel-Genest high school graduate, Phill Cote (BCom 2003) began his Gee-Gee football career in 1996 and had an outstanding four years from 1996 to 2000. A three-time All-Canadian quarterback (1998-2000) and three-time nominee for the Hec Crighton Trophy as Canada's most outstanding university player, Phill took home the prestigious award in 2000. Phill is   …Continue Reading

Gilles LeVasseur receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and Alta Vista Ward Councillor Peter Hume have honoured Gilles LeVasseur with the Mayor’s City Builder Award, recognizing his many philanthropic contributions to the City of Ottawa including the work he has done for Ontario’s francophone community through his writings and volunteer work. Gilles LeVasseur grew up in Ottawa’s Alta Vista area,   …Continue Reading

Linda Eagen (EMBA 2002) is One of the 2013 Alumni Association Awards of Excellence winners

Linda Eagen has had a distinguished association with the University of Ottawa and the Telfer School of Management. One of Canada’s most respected and successful fundraising professionals, she served as director of development for the University of Ottawa for three years. In this role, she led programs that raised more than $10 million as part   …Continue Reading

Sandra Schillo and Diane Isabelle are the 2013 recipients of the Telfer-Sprott Research Fund

Professors Sandra Schillo and Diane Isabelle received $10,000 from the Telfer-Sprott Research Fund for their project, “Applying Quality Function Deployment to Science, Technology and Innovation Policy.” The research is expected to provide a deeper understanding of interdependencies within innovation systems. About the researchers: Sandra Schillo, the principal investigator, joined the Telfer School in 2012. She   …Continue Reading

How well is Dr. Google diagnosing you?

John has chills, a headache and muscle pains. Last time he was ill, it took several days to get an appointment with his physician, so this time he tries another approach to get a doctor’s opinion. He fires up his computer and Googles his symptoms. In no time, he discovers that his symptoms can be   …Continue Reading

Telfer School Students Shine in CGA Ontario Intopia Strategy Simulation

The CGA Ontario Intopia Strategy Simulation is an exciting and integrative learning opportunity for BCom students as part of their 4th year Strategic Management class. From March 15 to 17, more than 225 students in 51 teams participated in this simulation at the Telfer School of Management’s Desmarais Building. Congratulations to the members of the winning   …Continue Reading

Morad Benyoucef Receives a $75,000 Grant For His Research On Social Commerce

Professor Morad Benyoucef of the Telfer School received a grant of $75,000 from the Natural Sciences Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) over five years for his project “Enabling Social Commerce – A New Form of E-commerce that Leverages Social Ties Between Users.” He will examine design frameworks and processes for developing social commerce platforms   …Continue Reading

Dan Lane to Contribute to First UN Global Ocean Assessment

Dan Lane has been appointed to a United Nations pool of experts that will help produce the first global integrated assessment of the state of the marine environment, bringing together environmental, economic and social aspects. This initiative is part of a process for global reporting on the world’s oceans and seas that was established by   …Continue Reading

Magda Donia Studies Job Redesign in Brazilian Public Schools

What might be the value of using a well-known managerial tool in the context of school reform? Magda Donia is seeking to find out with exciting new research focusing on a teacher job redesign program in Brazil. Her study proposes that changing aspects of teachers’ jobs, in the absence of any additional financial expenses, can   …Continue Reading

The scourge of tax evasion

Tax evasion by corporations and the wealthy is universal and increasing rapidly. Estimates of tax loss vary but they are most often huge. After ignoring this problem for decades, governments are being forced to take corrective action as they face public pressure to reduce fiscal deficits. Their efforts to date have been diffident, incoherent and   …Continue Reading