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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Greg Richards Co-Chaired International Conference on Big Data and Analytics Curricula

IBM, Syracuse University School of Information Studies, and the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management collaborated earlier this month to deliver a very successful international conference exploring the challenges related to delivering big data and analytics education. The Big Data & Analytics EdCon 2013 (Nov. 2-3 in Las Vegas) was co-chaired by Greg Richards,   …Continue Reading


Namatié Traoré to Focus on Commercialisation of Innovation Challenges

Namatié Traoré joins the Telfer School of Management to focus on how to encourage commercialization of innovation for Canada’s economic growth. He will draw on his extensive experience as a senior public servant, researcher, and research manager to explore how public policies can be designed to support both “knowledge creators” and “end-users” in the commercialization of   …Continue Reading


Rob Ashe (BCom 1982) is Inducted to the Order of Ottawa

Mayor Jim Watson today announced the 15 residents who will be inducted into the Order of Ottawa during a formal ceremony at City Hall on November 21. This prestigious civic award was established in 2012 by the Mayor and Members of City Council. This year’s recipients of the Order of Ottawa were chosen by a   …Continue Reading


Creativity takes hard work and preparation

On November 12 we welcomed Justin Kingslsey as a speaker at our annual Alumni Breakfast Speaker Series.  Not only was Justin named by Marketing Magazine as one of Canada’s 25 most creative people in 2009, he is also a New York Times bestselling author of The Way of the Fight.  Justin shared his take on   …Continue Reading


Telfer students create app to solve the problem of long lineups

Tired of trying to grab a coffee in between classes only to be met with long lineups? If so, KnowLine might be the solution. Like the name suggests, KnowLine is an application designed to let you know about the status of a lineup at a given place. The app was created by four uOttawa students   …Continue Reading


Bridging Theory and Practice in Corporate Finance

Higher levels of sophistication and complexity are required of corporate finance today, yet managers often label academic finance tools as “too complex” or “too impractical for business to implement.” Given this apparent disconnect, explains Samir Saadi, an assistant professor of finance at the Telfer School of Management, it has become even more important for academics   …Continue Reading


Vincenzo Sposato Wins 2nd Place in the Essay Competition at Reaching Out MBA

Reaching Out MBA is a not-for-profit organization whose "singular purpose [is] to empower LGBT MBA students to become professionals who will lead the way to equality in business education, in the workplace, and throughout society." Each year, they hold an Annual MBA Conference, which "provides a forum for prospective and current graduate business school students,   …Continue Reading


Workshop on Optimization in Finance and Risk Management a Huge Success

A unique industry-academic workshop on optimization in finance and risk management co-organized by Telfer professor Jonathan Y. Li was a huge success. This event, held in Toronto Sept. 23-24, provided leading insights and unique networking opportunities designed to bridge the gap between academic research and financial applications of optimization techniques. Hosted by the prestigious Fields   …Continue Reading


Telfer School students open the market

On November 4, 2013, Brian Carriere, Relationship Manager at the Telfer School of Management, joined Jean Desgagné (B.Com 1986), President and CEO, The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited, TMX Group to open the market in Toronto. The visit to Toronto took place as a part of the curriculum of the Telfer Capital Markets Mentorship Program   …Continue Reading