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

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