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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Telfer 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 13-16, students participated in this simulation at the Telfer School of Management’s Desmarais Building. Congratulations to the members of the winning team: François Forrest Rebecca Mandal Emily Ramji Sophia   …Continue Reading

Professor Beauchamp is Working to Better Understand the College Transfer Pathway at a Bilingual University

The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual postsecondary institution in North America. It draws its undergraduate students from a broad range of academic pathways, from all areas of the country, and in fact from across the world. These students are registered in the University’s French, English, and French immersion programs, creating an academically and   …Continue Reading

The Telfer School in the Top 3 for Every Academic Case at Happening Marketing 2014

We are proud to announce that every team we sent at Happening Marketing finished in the top three for the academic cases. This year, the competition took place at Université Laval in Quebec City. B2B (Business to business Marketing) – 1st place Antoine Bégin Corey Ellis Linda Mouhamou  Coaches : Professor David Large, Christopher Sisto   …Continue Reading

The Man Behind Véronic DiCaire’s Voices

  It’s mid-winter in Las Vegas, sunny and warm, and uOttawa graduate Rémon Boulerice (BCom 1995) and Véronic DiCaire are on a roll. While Céline Dion’s name is on the marquis at Caesar’s Palace, right across the street, at Bally’s Casino, it’s “Veronic: Voices.” DiCaire’s concerts, featuring pitch-perfect impressions of fifty female singers from Edith   …Continue Reading

Gabrielle Vachon Wins Telfer CO-OP Student of the Year

Congratulations to Gabrielle Vacon for winning the April Nauta Award and being named Telfer CO-OP student of the year. When doing her placement with BDO Canada, Gabrielle Vachon worked on a number of accounting, tax and certification projects. She also dealt with numerous clients during the course of her work at BDO. Gabrielle was given   …Continue Reading

Study Led by Finance Professor Samir Saadi Awarded Research Development Grant

Research by Samir Saadi focusing on the influence of media coverage on corporate risk-taking behaviour has been awarded $6,000 from the Research Development Program of the University of Ottawa. The aim of this project is to provide insight into three research questions: (1) Does media coverage induce managers to take more or less risk? (2)   …Continue Reading

Key Lessons Learned From the Demise of Nortel

Three years ago, an interdisciplinary team from the University of Ottawa set out to learn about corporate failure from the demise of Nortel, once Canada’s largest company. The team studied Nortel’s activities for the period from 1997 to 2009. The resulting report explains how a combination of external shocks and managerial decisions led to the   …Continue Reading

Wojtek Michalowski Delivered the Laurent Picard Distinguished Lecture at McGill University

Professor Wojtek Michalowski presented the 2013-2014 Laurent Picard Distinguished Lecture at McGill University, March 14, 2014 in Montreal. This annual event recognizes leading scientists with clear impact on multi-disciplinary research domains. Professor Michalowski drew from his experiences designing, developing, and implementing clinical decision support systems ( to discuss the challenges associated with introducing non-medical innovation   …Continue Reading

Study by Magda Donia Among the Most Read in the Academy of Management Learning & Education

An article co-authored by professor Magda Donia which showed an improvement in students’ peer-evaluation skills over time was among the top 20 most-read articles in the journal Academy of Management Learning & Education in January. In this article, Magda Donia in collaboration with Stéphane Brutus of Concordia University described how the repeated experience of evaluating   …Continue Reading

The Business of Furthering Gender Equality

  Women own nearly half of the small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada but continue to be under-represented in senior positions in the private sector.   As International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, draws near, one of uOttawa’s leading researchers on women entrepreneurs says there is some cause for celebration when it comes   …Continue Reading