Impact in the Community
At the Telfer School of Management, we value our relationships with our alumni, but most importantly our connections to our community. We connect with members of the Telfer community in many ways at multiple levels. The reason is simple: The alumni, top organizations and leading businesses that make up this community contribute to our success by participating in and helping us create a variety of learning experiences and opportunities for our students and faculty members. In exchange, we are able to train competent and well-prepared future employees, to have solutions to the challenges you face, and to have a positive impact in our community.
On May 9, 2018 in commemoration of the 10th year anniversary of the naming of the Telfer School of Management, over 50 Telfer alumni, staff and friends teamed up with Junior Achievement Ottawa (JA) for JA Delivery Day, to promote financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness skills to Ottawa Grade 8 students. “We are proud that Telfer comprises 20% of the yearly volunteers that participate in the JA workshops,” says Alain Doucet, Assistant Dean (External Relations) at Telfer.
The Women in Management Network (WMN), officially launched to a room of over 150 professionals, faculty and students on January 16, 2018. WMN is a student-run initiative under the Telfer Career Centre that strives to empower and support women in the Telfer community. The launch party was an interactive event, meant to facilitate the beginning of conversations and mentoring relationships.
What better way to enhance your degree than continuous learning opportunities through collaboration. On May 24, 2018, three speakers delivered powerful presentations on three unique topics at the Telfer School’s collaborative learning alumni event focused on Emerging Trends in Leadership and Management. A panel discussion and Q&A followed the three presentations - cybersecurity, emotional intelligence and diversity & inclusion - for all participants.
For the 18th edition, the annual CASCO Gala brought together wonderful musical, fashion and dance performances, raising an impressive $63,506.67 for The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). For the past 17 years, CASCO has been a major event for the Telfer School of Management, which has raised more than $500,000 in funds to date. CASCO is entirely choreographed, organized and executed by like-minded Telfer School students.