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Alumni in the lead

Louis Gagnon (EMBA 1997) Donation to Fund Pedagogical Innovation at the Telfer School’s Centre for Executive Leadership

We are proud to announce that the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa is the recipient of a $250,000 major gift from alumnus Louis Gagnon, President, Service and Distribution at Intact Financial Corp. The donation will go towards the establishment of the Louis Gagnon Executive Pedagogical Innovation Fund. The announcement was made   …Continue Reading

Donors Matter – Alumni Week

James Yersh (BCom 1996), Chief Financial Officer at Blackberry and 2016 Donor of the year, speaks at the Telfer Alumni Breakfast in November 2015. Alumni week is upon us and we would like to take the time to recognise the recipients of this year’s Telfer Donor Awards. The recipients will be recognised at a private   …Continue Reading

Study by Shantanu Dutta Delves into the Media’s Influence on Deal Outcomes

While the media are considered to play an influential role in business, very little research has been done on the relationship between firm-specific media coverage and corporate decision making. The Telfer School’s Shantanu Dutta is helping to change that with a new study on how business reporting shapes firms’ merger and acquisition decisions. “Our preliminary   …Continue Reading

Bernie Ashe (BAdm 1978) named 2015 CEO of the Year

Congratulations to Bernie Ashe, CEO of the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, who was awarded the CEO of the Year award, a joint initiative of the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Ashe will receive his award at the 2015 Best Ottawa Business Awards at the Shaw Centre on November 18.   …Continue Reading

Michael Chambers Went from Fixing Trophies for the Rideau Canoe Club to Canadian Olympic Committee President

Michael Chambers’ (BCom 1970) office at law firm Maclaren Corlett, on the 14th floor of a mirror-glassed, high-rise in downtown Ottawa, is filled with mementos. Each comes with a rich anecdote conveyed with a search engine-like recall of names, dates, facts and figures. On one wall, there’s a snapshot of the scene on July 2,   …Continue Reading

Taylor Linseman Wins the Robert Johnson Award

The Robert Wood Johnson award recipient from the Telfer School of Management, Taylor Linseman, has always had a passion for healthcare management. After completing a Bachelor of Life Sciences from Queen’s University in 2007, Taylor began her healthcare career in Dublin Ireland, where she was the manager of a home care service for individuals with   …Continue Reading

Two Telfer Alumni Are Among the 2014 RGA Excellence Award Laureates

The Regroupement des gens d’affaires de la Capitale nationale (RGA) recently honoured the laureates of its 2014 Excellence prizes. These were awarded during the organization’s annual gala that took place on April 12, 3014 at the Ottawa Convention Centre. The RGA 2014 Gala of Excellence brought together more than 700 RGA members, members of the   …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

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

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