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Telfer School of Management:

Connecting you to what matters.

“The Telfer School strives to help our students, faculty and alumni create their future through the competencies, confidence and convictions we help develop and the knowledge, connections and support we provide.” – François Julien, Dean of the Telfer School of Management

At Telfer, we maintain strong connections with businesses and the community in order to continuously enhance our programs. Our experienced professors take on the major issues faced by today’s leaders and managers, anticipating and devising solutions to tomorrow’s challenges, particularly in our three strategic areas: business analytics and performance, health systems management, and innovation & entrepreneurship. Our accreditations from the three most demanding international organizations (AACSB, EQUIS & AMBA) underline that we are recognized as one of the world’s top business schools.

The priorities we’ve chosen for the Defy the Conventional campaign are programs and initiatives that will help develop the leaders of tomorrow.

Transformation and Innovation

To meet the needs of the next generation of students, we must transform our pedagogy and the student experience. This is a multi-faceted challenge: transforming our teaching methods and the classroom experience, improving the employability of our graduates, providing more hands-on and practical learning opportunities inside and outside the class, and facilitating greater internationalization of curriculum and experiences. This starts with our flagship undergraduate BCom program, but connects with our entire range of professional and research graduate programs.

Projects include:

  • Teaching and Learning Transformation
    • Professional capacity
    • Pedagogical designers
    • Technology
    • Integrative cases
  • Capstone Activities
    • BCom ; Finance, HR, MIS
  • Financial Research and Learning Lab

Knowledge Generation and Dissemination

We strive to provide insightful research to navigate the complex issues and management challenges of tomorrow. To this end, our research centres contribute to knowledge generation and dissemination in management.

  • The Telfer Health Transformation Exchange is a platform for exchanging best practices and emerging ideas, and an incubator of testable new solutions for transforming the delivery of healthcare and fostering innovation.
  • The IBM Centre for Business Analytics and Performance supports research and curriculum development in the domains of Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Performance Management. The Centre promotes international, interdisciplinary research to examine how best to improve organizational productivity, especially in areas where society is facing pressing problems such as health care, energy and the environment.
  • The CPA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre is designed to promote research in accounting and related fields. The Centre’s main objectives include: fostering multidisciplinary research involving accounting and other disciplines in management; developing research programs in specific areas of interest for both the discipline and the profession; and providing a forum for conferences, seminars, workshops, lectures and related activities, to foster discussion of new developments and ideas in accounting and related disciplines.

Projects include:

  • Named professorships and research chairs
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Health Systems
    • Analytics and Big Data
    • Leadership
    • Finance
    • Accounting
    • Complex Project Leadership
  • Research Centres
    • Telfer Health Transformation Exchange
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Observatory
    • Center for Business Analytics and Performance
    • Centre for Accounting and Governance
    • Centre for Responsible Leadership
    • Centre for Complex Project Leadership
  • MSc, PhD Scholarships
  • Research endowment


We aim to become a more international school by developing a “global mindset” in our students and faculty, and reflecting this in our curriculum.

For example, our Hong Kong Experiential Learning Initiative was established with the goal of securing mobility scholarships and offering paid internships to students. The initiative provides a valuable international learning experience to students looking to explore Hong Kong’s strong growth prospects, to access opportunities in Mainland China and to explore the Asian business landscape through this cosmopolitan and business-friendly city.

Projects include:

  • International exchange/mobility scholarships
  • Faculty exchange and mobility funds
  • Student recruitment and onboarding
  • International graduate study trips

Experiential learning and career preparation

We launch and accelerate management careers by delivering real-life, hands-on learning experiences to our students and by providing them knowledge, skills and development opportunities.

We achieve this through initiatives like our student case competitions, which provide our top students an outstanding networking and learning experience. Funds such as the Micheál J. Kelly Fund support students competing under the Telfer School banner, generating pride and enhancing the School’s reputation through their success across Canada and around the world.

The Telfer School is also a founding partner of the University of Ottawa Entrepreneurship Hub, a new initiative to foster an entrepreneurial culture on campus. At the E-Hub, we inspire and support students in developing an entrepreneurial identity, by providing them with experiential learning opportunities, spaces to experiment and test ideas, and access to tools, resources and networks to help them create their own pathways to entrepreneurial leadership.

Projects include:

  • Mentorship Office
  • Student Case Competitions
  • Community outreach
  • Capital Markets Mentorship Program
  • Student Managed Investment Fund
  • Personal Development & Leadership program
  • Entrepreneurship & e-hub


We will expand our national and global reputation by building on the excellence of our programs, the relevance of our research and a focus on strategic areas of excellence.

Every year, the Telfer School invests in strategic priorities which are determined by the Dean. The Dean’s Strategic Priorities Fund is used to provide support for student activities and new initiatives, upgrade facilities, launch new programs, and support research activities.

Projects include:

  • Admission scholarships
  • Strategic Areas of Excellence
  • Dean’s Strategic Priorities
  • Planned giving
  • Architectural Naming
    • Career Centre
    • Centre for Executive Leadership

For more information, please contact:

Robyn Ouimet
Director of Advancement
613-562-5800 x 8045

Alain Doucet
Assistant Dean, External Relations
613-562-5800 x 4376

François Julien

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Merit Scholarships at the Telfer School of Management

Donors of $500 or more are entered into the Tabaret Society

Your contribution will support  merit scholarships by funding students in direct-entry faculties whose names appear on the Dean’s List.

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