Skip to content

myTelfer.ca

CONNECTS YOU TO WHAT MATTERS

Michael Chambers, BCom
Senior Partner, Maclaren Corlett - Ottawa, ON, Canada

Michael Chambers

uOttawa alumnus Michael Chambers (BCom 1970; LLB 1973) is a senior partner with the Ottawa law firm Maclaren Corlett LLP and is Immediate Past President of the Canadian Olympic Committee having served as President of Canada’s Olympic Committee from 2001 to 2010. During his Presidency, Own the Podium was established which in great part led to Canada’s win of 14 Gold Medals at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, something no other country has ever equaled.

Mr. Chambers’ holds and has held many senior sport positions in Canada and internationally. A canoe/kayak athlete himself, he was President or Commodore as it is called, of Canoe/Kayak Canada from 1986 to 1989. He was a member of the Board of the Canadian Olympic Committee from 1984 to his election to the Presidency in 2001. He served as Chef de Mission of the Canadian Olympic Team at the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games.

Mr. Chambers currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Pan American Sports Organization and is the only Canadian to ever have been elected as a Vice President of that organization; he is the first and so far only Canadian ever to sit on the Executive Council of the 204 country member Association of National Olympic Committees; he has been a member of various IOC Working Groups, and currently is a member of the IOC Working Group in the Fight Against Irregular and Illegal Betting in Sport. He was a speaker and panelist on the topic “Structure of the Olympic Movement: Good Governance and Ethics” at the 2009 IOC Olympic Congress in Copenhagen.

Mr. Chambers was Vice Chair of Vancouver’s successful Bid to host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and then served on the VANOC Board from its inception through the 2010 Games, chairing its Governance & Ethics committee. Recently, he played a key role in the Toronto Bid to secure the 2015 Pan and Para Pan American Games, and now serves on the Board of the TO2015 Organizing Committee, chairing its Governance & Ethics Committee as well.

In 2008, he was inducted as a member of the University’s Common Law Honour Society; in 2010, he was awarded the Gordon F. Henderson Award by the County of Carleton Law Association; in 2013, he was inducted into the City of Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by his alma mater, the University of Ottawa.

A recipient of both the IOC Olympic Order and the Olympic Order of Canada, in 2012, he was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. At the induction ceremony, he recalled an early learned lesson in sport that he brings to all aspects of his life: “to win without your integrity intact is no win at all”.

Leader Grid

 
Christian Coulombe
Justine Hendricks
Benoit Bazoge
Christopher Wilson
Brennan Loh
Khusro Malik
Charles Chamberlain
Joanne Lefebvre
Michel Houle
Alain-Michel Sékula
Dan Hawes
Robert Hyams
Jean Desgagne
Dan Hilton
Déric G. Dubien
Jonathan Martin
Carol T Culhane
Simon Nasr
Art Slaughter
Anie Rouleau
Dr. Steve Pelletier
Anne-Marie Hubert
Michael Burch
Kim Ades
Fares El Sabbagh
David Mosley
Bilge Balci
Pedro Carrasco
Christa Casey
Candace Tierney
Paul Knudsen
Chantal Backman
Phil White
Chaohui Peng
Dobrila Rancic-Moogk
Wooi Seong Cheam
Michael Runia
Greg Cayen
Rob Hyams
Patricia McCarron
Vincent Douville
Mona Fortier
Steven Drover
Okenge Yuma Morisho
Dany Gagnon
Michael Chambers
Ian Telfer
Greg Tarasco
Pamela Baxter
Matthew Spoke
Christopher Sisto
Dan Moorcroft
Drew Huffman
Sebastien Dignard
Michelle Pickett
Jean Marc Leclerc
Charla O'Connor
Janet LeBlanc
Jean-Pierre Soublière
Dennise Albrecht
Peter Leuzinger
Jon Bartlett
Jean-Claude Bergeron
Mark Farrell
Vani Edwardson
Patrick Brizay
Ronnie Gavsie
Paul Vallée
Huw Williams
Anil Dilawri
Chris Finlay
Christine Kincaid
Angela Vanikiotis
Sarah Newell
Richard Bazinet
Peter Hollett
Mary-Ann Massad
Majella Morin
Russ Morgan
George Gritziotis
Russ McLeod
Tim Ragan
Yves Bastien
Kyle Braatz
Denis Kingsley
Angsuman Rudra
Lee Fraser
Chris Rotolo
Christian Dion
Andrew Zadarnowski
Daniel Levac
Ian Sinclair
Michel Cadieux
Chetan Baweja
Paul Pinkus
Ricky Chau
Guy Laflamme
Sean Moher
Maxime Lazard
Luc Cardinal
Alexandre Lefebvre
Kevin Smiley
Marc Dupuis-Désormeaux
Jamil Bhuya
Geoff Lebano
Bernie Ashe
Nadia Scornaienchi
Amy Karam, IMBA
Mike Carson
Rekha Krishnamurthi
Greg Matthews
Bryan Belanger
Hugh Faloon
Dinesh Kandanchatha
Luc Fortin
Jason Kerr
Jean F. Laurin
Gabriela Golumbovici
Stéphane Ouellet
Geneviève Bonin
Billy Triantafilos
Gabriel Di Primio
Sarah Asad
Satheesh Gopalan
Sean Murphy
Kathleen Kemp
Herbert Strongeagle
John Duncan
François Julien
Louise Tardif
David Sharpley
Hatem Soltani
Jennifer Butson
John Kurvink
Linda Eagen
Michael McFaul
Robert Boutin
Marcela Szucko
Mimi Lowi-Young
Marc Malouin
Roger Farley
Jean L. Laporte
Candace Enman
Paul S. Crampton
Stacey Metulynsky
Robert White
John Hastings
Dwight Mihalicz
Wanda MacDonald
Francoys Bourgon
Michel Lavigne
Mike Groves
Sherry Noble
Christophe Richon
Robert D'Aoust
Nick Quain
Martin Lalonde
Jonathan Simon
Dinakar Vaidya
Andre Bolduc
Jason Yeung
Serge Casault
Alain Villemure
Emily Jones
Sarwar Qureshi
Cory Young
Stéphane Bisson
John-Paul Cody-Cox
Greg Fougère
James Yersh
Racha Farah
Alain Doucet
Tom Philpott
Tyler Steeves
Richard Zhang
Alexander Leslie
Lydia Di Francesco
Jay Wong
Jennifer Garrett
Chantal Courchesne
Saurabh R.  Popat
Cathy Lewis
Vik Chaudhary
Éric Charette
Sean Murphy
Harley Finkelstein
Frederic Michel

Alumni Leaders: Get on the map!

Add your profile to this site

Telfer School Programs

The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) provides students a complete business education: academic excellence, a rewarding student life, and distinctive personal and career development opportunities.

Stats: 17478 Alumni

Program site

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.

Stats: 4860 Alumni

Program site

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.

Stats: 1017 Alumni

Program site

Our Master of Health Administration (MHA) provides students with the expert knowledge, practical skills and hands-on training they need to translate their passion for health into genuine results for Canadians.

Stats: 961 Alumni

Program site

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.

Program site

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.

Program site

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.

Program site