Individual and Corporate Donors

Strengthening ties

In 2010–2011, we welcomed the support of new partners and strengthened our ties with many loyal friends.

New partners

  • Father
    Edgar
    Thivierge

    An anonymous friend of our school donated $3.5 million to establish the Father Edgar Thivierge Chair in Business History. (press release)
  • BDO Canada LLP contributed $56,000 to create the BDO Accounting Scholarship. The $2,000 annual scholarship will reward students who distinguish themselves through academic merit and who demonstrate a record of involvement at our school and in our community. Financial support will be accompanied by a co-op placement with the company.
  • The Libermont Foundation donated $50,000 and two former Nortel Networks Inc. executives—Ian Craig and Wes Scott—contributed $15,000 to fund a research investigation and case study on the demise of the telecom giant.
  • CMA Ontario supplied $25,000 to support teaching and research at the Telfer School in 2011:
  • Forest City Services LLC made a $10,000 gift to the Jacques Vaillancourt Scholarship Fund to honour Jacques's 35 years of service with the company.
  • Ron Sapsford MHA Scholarship for Health Care Leadership has been founded to pay tribute to the Telfer MHA alumnus and former Ontario deputy minister of health and long-term care. This Telfer MHA admission scholarship, which is funded by donations from Telfer MHA alumni and other colleagues in the field of healthcare, will be used to attract top candidates who are expected to use our program as a springboard to career success in public healthcare.

Loyal friends

  • IBM increased its contribution to the Telfer School’s IBM Centre for Business Analytics and Performance by making a $7.9 million investment of business analytics software. The software will help researchers at the centre advance their understanding of situational analytics, social media analytics, healthcare operations, and ecological and environmental monitoring.

    François Julien, Dean Telfer School of Management, Marcellus Mindel Head of Academic Partnerships, Centre for Advanced Studies, IBM Canada Software Lab, Colette Lacroix, Industry Executive Higher Education Canada, IBM, Robert G. White, CA CMA, Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, IBM Software Solutions Group, Peter Griffiths, Vice President World Wide Development Business Analytics, IBM, Greg Richards, IBM Professor of Performance Management, Telfer School of Management, Alain Doucet, Assistant Dean External Relations, Telfer School of Management, and Don Aldridge, Industry Executive, Research, IBM.

  • Camille Villeneuve

    Camille Villeneuve (BCom 1967, Hon. PhD. 1996) remains one of our school’s most loyal donors. This year, the alumnus made another generous gift to the Camille Villeneuve Student Activity Fund, which provides financial support to enrich the experiences of students. His generous contributions to other scholarships and funds enable students to enjoy clubs, competitions and events, and make it possible for students to take part in learning opportunities that prepare them for the demands of the business world.
  • The Ottawa Hospital renewed its commitment to the Ottawa Hospital/University of Ottawa Executive MBA Scholarship with a gift of $120,000.
  • Logan Katz LLP continues to be a valuable and committed partner of our school. The team of accounting experts is an active recruiter of Telfer graduates. Firm partner David Logan was keynote speaker at this year’s annual Donor and Scholarship Reception. A representative of the company serves on our Career Centre Advisory Board. And to top it all off, the firm supplied $41,000 to boost funding for the Logan Katz LLP Accounting Fellowship and the Logan Katz LLP Scholarship. The research-based fellowship was awarded to Dr. Sylvain Durocher. A $3,500 annual scholarship will go to an exceptional accounting student.
  • Alumnus Jeffrey R. Smith (BAdm 1978, BMgSc 1979) contributed an additional $25,000 to the scholarship that honours his parents. The Albert and Margery Smith Scholarship helps support Telfer students who come from regions outside large urban centres.
  • Nissan Canada bolstered the Nissan Canada MBA Scholarship with an additional $18,000.

Successful fundraising initiatives

  • Through the Telfer Campus Campaign, 92 members of our school’s faculty and staff—53 percent of the total number—combined to give $19,761. Thank you for your generous support. All funds raised this year went to the Micheál J. Kelly Fund. Named in honour of the former Telfer School Dean, the fund supports our students as they compete in academic competitions throughout Canada and around the world.
  • The Telfer School raised $25,000 at its 16th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament. Held on September 17, 2010 at the Meadows Golf and Country Club, the tournament devotes all funds to support scholarships for exceptional Telfer students. One of those scholarships honours alumnus Gaby St-Pierre, who organized the first golf tournament and is associate director for the Co-operative Education Programs at the University of Ottawa. Naturally enough, funds from this new scholarship will go to support Telfer students who participate in the University of Ottawa Co-op Program.

Show your support today

Our new partners and loyal friends played a substantial role in boosting financial contributions from alumni to a higher level this year than the one before. We want that performance to continue. Indeed, we’re committed to ensuring that, by 2013, at least ten percent of our alumni are active donors whose generosity has a substantial impact on our school.

To reach our goal, we’ll be launching several initiatives to engage alumni between now and 2013. But why wait until then? Contribute to the Telfer School today, and nurture students, enrich student experiences and produce high-achieving graduates whose professional accomplishments will further enhance the glowing reputation of our alma mater.