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The Place à la jeunesse academic competition is an initiative from the University of Ottawa’s Jeux du Commerce (JDC) delegation. The competition was created in 2004 and always takes place in the national capital region. The objective of Place à la jeunesse is to give high school students a taste of the business world as well as to promote post-secondary education in French. The winners of the competition earn scholarships for the University of Ottawa. Overall, $82,000 worth of scholarships is given out each year.

All of the French-speaking schools in Ontario are invited to register a team in one or all of the four disciplines for the preliminary round: marketing, accounting, entrepreneurship and debate. The selected candidates will then be invited to Ottawa to compete in the final round. At the competition, each team is given 3 hours to solve a case study. They then have 15 minutes to present their solution to a panel of judges. Each team is also paired up with a Telfer School of Management student who acts as a coach throughout the day.

All students who take part in Place à la jeunesse take advantage of an opportunity like no other. Throughout the competition, the students are able to apply the material they learnt in classroom as well as refine their problem solving skills. This competition is also a great opportunity for them to perfect their communication and presentation skills. The students also have the chance to interact with university students and to network with professors and professionals from the Ottawa region.


Friday, September 22, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

23rd Annual Telfer Scholarship Golf Tournament

Join us on Friday, September 22, 2017 for the 23rd Annual Telfer Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Meadows Golf and Country Club.

2017 Tournament Co-Chairs:

Carl Nappert, BCom 1998

Carl Nappert,
BCom 1998

Bernadette Sarazin, BCom 1999

Bernadette Sarazin,
BCom 1999

Help us bring the Dreamers, Innovators and Leaders of the future to our campus.

All proceeds from the 2017 tournament will go directly to support the Bernadette Sarazin and Carl Nappert Merit Scholarship.

The University of Ottawa aspires to attract the very best students to its undergraduate programs.

In the current economic, demographic and competitive environment, this requires that we enhance and align our scholarship programs with recruitment efforts. Canadian universities, and more specifically Ontario universities, will be competing for a shrinking pool of high school graduates for the next 10 to 15 years. Even as we increase our admission averages and invest in and improve student experience, we are faced with the reality of substantial scholarship offers from peer universities.

  • To donate to the Bernadette Sarazin and Carl Nappert Merit Scholarship, click here.
  • For information regarding sponsorship opportunities of the Telfer golf tournament please contact Susan Redmond at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-562-5800 x 4746.

Registration is now open!

Congratulations to Bobbi Nguyen and Gabriel Chapman who won back their registration fees!

Friday, September 22, 2017
11:00 a.m. Registration and Lunch
12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
5:30 p.m. Networking
6:45 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. Prizes and Awards Ceremony
9 p.m. End of Activities
Meadows Golf and Country Club
4335 Hawthorne Road,
Gloucester, ON
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Regular Price:
(after July 31st)
Professionals - $175
Students - $75
Professional Foursome – $700
Please contact us by September 1st, 2017 if you have any particular accessibility requirements or dietary restrictions.

Register Now

*Registration fees include lunch, golf, a cart, dinner and prizes!*

Corporate Sponsor

Maplesoft Group


University of Ottawa Platinum Plus MasterCard
uOttawa Alumni Assocation


Simzer Design
Lord Elgin


...and many more to come!

The Michel Cloutier Marketing Competition was originally introduced by the late professor and Associate Dean, Michel Cloutier, in 1986. The competition was renamed in his honour in 1991.

The purpose of the Marketing Competition is to bring students closer to the business community by working on a real business case presented by a sponsoring company.

Telfer School of Management
Sprott School of Business

“Adapting your Business to India”

The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa and the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University in partnership with the Collaborators and Sponsoring Organizations hosted the 2013 National Capital India Forum on February 21, 2013. Click here to read Marvin Hough's blog.


This half day event involving senior business and government leaders from Canada and India was designed to help prepare Canadian companies to engage in this dynamic and globally strategic market.

Topics of the Conference included:

  • Why you can’t afford to ignore India
  • The state of Indo-Canadian commercial relations and the significance of the proposed Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)
  • The need for adapting your Business Plan and approach to India from the perspective of the 4 P’s - product, price, place and promotion
  • Two Canadian success stories in India and lessons learned
  • Who can help Canadian firms succeed in the Indian market

Thank you to our collaborators, sponsors and marketing partners.






Marketing Partners



Time Session
11:30 am  Registration and Networking
12:00 pm Welcome and Introduction:

Allan Rock, President, University of Ottawa
Roseann Runte, President, Carleton University

Keynote Address:

David Malone, President International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
12:45 pm Lunch and Networking  
1:50 pm “Next Steps in Indo-Canadian Commercial Collaboration”
Rana Sarkar, President
Canada India Business Council
2:05 pm “Adapting Your Business to India – Two Success Stories”
Moderator: Marvin Hough, Executive in Residence,
Telfer School of Management

“The DataWind Story”
Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO
Datawind Ltd

“The Samco Story”
Bob Repovs, CEO
Samco Machinery
2:50 pm Networking Break  
3:10 pm Roundtable Discussions (45 minutes and alternate)

Adapting Your Business to India

Table 1 – The 4 P’s and India – What Should You Be Aware of?
Peter Sutherland, Senior Advisor, Aird Berlis
Mike Manson, CEO – TaraSpan Inc
Sumitra Rajagopalan, President, Bioastra
Anand Srinivasan, VP, Technology, Eion Inc

Table  2 – Adapting to the Indian Business Culture
Dr. Vinod Kumar, Professor, Sprott School of Business
Muthu Singaram – Muthu Singaram Consulting
Dipak Roy, CEO, D-TA Systems
Joan Vogelesang, CEO, Toon Boom

Table 3 – Legal, Regulatory and Financing Considerations
Mahesh Mani, Partner KPMG
Dr. PM Vasudev, University of Ottawa
Al Hamdani, VP and Head of Structured and
Finance Project, Export Development Canada
Sriram Iyer, CEO, ICICI Bank Canada

4:45 pm

Remarks by

Admiral Nirmal Verma, India’s High Commissioner to Canada

Closing Remarks

Marvin Hough, Executive in Residence, Telfer School of Management

Steven Murphy, Associate Dean, Sprott School of Business

5:00 pm

Networking Reception brought to you by the High Commission of India, Ottawa


The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa aims to be recognized as a leading institution for management education and innovative research. Throughout its academic programs, offered in both English and French, the School seeks to promote expertise in leadership and management for a technology-intensive global economy and to instill in its students the highest standards of integrity, ethics and social consciousness.

Solid in reputation and generous with support, the University of Ottawa offers you the tools to excel as a researcher in your field of study. Built on tradition and rich with opportunity, the University of Ottawa is your key to a successful career and an outstanding lifestyle in Ottawa-Gatineau.

The Telfer School of Management is always interested in receiving applications from those who wish to join its academic staff. Although applications cannot be accepted for a specific position once the deadline has passed, your application will be retained for future postings.

Mark Freel. PhD, MSc, MA.
RBC Financial Group Professor for the Commercialisation of Innovations
Professor & Vice-Dean of Career Development

Alumni Breakfast 2017

The Telfer School of Management Alumni Breakfast Speaker Series is specifically targeted for the Telfer School of Management's alumni, the University of Ottawa alumni and the growing Ottawa business sector. The objective of this series is to provide a networking forum as well as a discussion from a variety of leaders on current and emerging issues in the business world. The Alumni Breakfast Speaker Series is held two times annually.

For more information on the Alumni Breakfast Speaker Series or the Telfer School of Management, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Alumni of the Telfer School of Management are in constant motion, moving up the corporate ladder and engaging themselves in the entrepreneurial world. We like to keep up-to-date on the current status of our graduates and their achievements. If you have an appointment or an announcement please forward it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The University of Ottawa is a cosmopolitan campus where nearly 43,000 students from a variety of cultural heritages can live and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding. Many of our students come from different parts of the world and they bring a unique perspective to academic exchanges within the walls of our University.

As an international student, you can truly benefit from our long tradition of excellence in teaching and research, while learning about the multicultural Canadian social mosaic.

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The International Exchange Programs provide direct access to these vital educational opportunities. Through the programs, you can study abroad for one or two terms at one of 51 elite post-secondary institutions in 24 countries. While completing the academic requirements of your degree, you will also have unparalleled opportunity to develop friendships and business contacts from around the world, gain insights into different cultures, economies and business environments, and return home with memories that will last a lifetime.