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Monthly Archives: September 2013

New Grant for Research Focused on Influence Detection in Social Networks

A study by Professor Morad Benyoucef and doctoral student Amir Afrasiabi Rad, titled “Pattern Extraction in Social Networks Using Formal Concept Analysis,” received a $30,000 grant from the Mitacs – Accelerate Program. Benyoucef, an associate professor in management information systems, and Afrasiabi Rad, Ph.D. candidate in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, will build   …Continue Reading


Shopify’s Telfer alumni entrepreneurs are Venturing into a new kind of business

Twenty-four year old Brennan Loh meets me at 9 a.m. in the reception area of Shopify’s new office space in the heart of the Byward Market. He walks me through the colourful hallways covered with floor-to-ceiling chalkboards, neon green paint, random drawings and a life-size cut-out of Chuck Norris. Shopify employees get an annual allowance   …Continue Reading


Barbara Orser and Catherine Elliott Win Emerald Literati Network Award

Professors Barbara Orser and Catherine Elliott of the Telfer School and Sandi Findlay-Thompson of Mount Saint Vincent University wrote a paper in 2012 that was recognized as a “Highly Commended” Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Their study, “Women-focused small business programming: client motives and perspectives” was published in the International   …Continue Reading


Professor Kaouthar Lajili to Lead Study of Firms’ Risk Disclosure Behaviours in Canada and Germany

Professor Kaouthar Lajili and her colleagues will examine corporate operational and business risk disclosure practices in Canada and Germany in the years leading up to and following the 2008 financial crisis. The research will shed light on the foundations of risk disclosure behaviour, and the potential links between risk exposure choice and risk management decisions.   …Continue Reading