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Ian Telfer, MBA
Chairman, Goldcorp Inc. - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Ian Telfer

Ian Telfer graduated from The University of Ottawa with an MBA in 1976. He has been a senior executive in the mining industry for the past 25 years during which time he has financed, developed and operated mines in 12 countries throughout North and South America, Asia and Australia.

On May 8, 2007, Ian Telfer launched an exciting new chapter in management education at his alma mater with an unprecedented $25 million donation. In honour of his contribution, the University of Ottawa School of Management has been renamed the Telfer School of Management.

Mr. Telfer's successful track record has been recognized over the years with a special achievement award from the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, by being selected as Western Canada's Entrepreneur of the year and as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, being presented with the Murray Pezim award for financing exploration by the BC & Yukon Chamber of Mines, the 2006 award for ‘Corporate Development’ by Cambridge House International, and being chosen ‘Newsmaker of the year’ by Business in Vancouver. Mr. Telfer and his spouse, Ms. Nancy Burke, received an award for "Innovation In Green Energy" at the United Nations in October 2015. The award was accepted by Telfer, Burke and the Mayor of the town of Nguekokh, Senegal where the projects are occurring. Mr. Telfer is also a Director of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation.

Mr. Telfer is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a BA from the University of Toronto. He is currently Chairman of Goldcorp Inc., one of the world’s largest gold mining companies, which is based in Vancouver. In 2015, he was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.

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The Telfer MBA gives students the power to outperform: lead people, take charge of organizations, allocate resources effectively and articulate a strategic vision—all fundamental skills of high-performing business leaders.

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Our Executive MBA Program provides a uniquely stimulating and rigorous professional development experience that will enhance your general management capabilities. The program opens up global, practical and relevant business experiences for ambitious professionals—experiences these students use to explore international business, experience management through hands-on consulting projects and gain the leadership skills necessary for success in today’s global economy.

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Our Master of Science in Management (MSc) equips students with the knowledge and skills to examine management challenges from a variety of viewpoints, conduct informed research, and uncover findings that can be used by managers to solve pressing problems.

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Our Master of Science in Health Systems (MSc) prepares students to help healthcare practitioners and managers achieve the most vital outcomes of modern healthcare: lower costs, better patient outcomes and improved healthcare services. This program trains them to “think differently” and become an agent of change.

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The Telfer PhD in Management is unique and focused, designed to create the depth and breadth that makes an impact in business – and the world. Our unique approach surrounds our students with unusual and exceptional opportunities for learning and development – just one of the many reasons we are so proud of our PhD in Management program.

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