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Alumni in the Lead

Wendy Muckle, MHA 1988

Wendy Muckle, MHA 1988 — Trudeau Medal Recipient 2016

Many people think of academia as being separate from the real world. Their kind of thinking doesn’t reflect my experience. What I learned via the Telfer MHA has enabled me to create opportunities for people to remain or become healthy. You can’t get more real world than that. Every single day, I put to use the skills I gained at the Telfer School—in analytics, in strategic planning, in research methodology, in project and financial management. These skills also shape the systematic frame of mind I apply to every problem my organization faces. This combination of ability and attitude gives me the confidence and ambition to tackle tough challenges, build broad partnerships, and try methods that have never been seen or done before. Read more ›


Gala winners photo

Congratulations to five remarkable alumni

From left to right: Kyle Braatz, David Adamson, Dr Jack Kitts, Wendy Muckle, Myron Tetrault Read more ›


Two Telfer Alumni featured in the 2016 OBJ Forty Under 40

Once a year, the Ottawa Business Journal (OBJ) nominates professionals for their business achievements to be in their forty under 40 list. Read more ›


Louis Gagnon

Louis Gagnon (EMBA 1997) Donation to Fund Pedagogical Innovation at the Telfer School’s Centre for Executive Leadership

We are proud to announce that the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa is the recipient of a $250,000 major gift from alumnus Louis Gagnon, President, Service and Distribution at Intact Financial Corp. Read more ›


Donors Matter - Alumni Week

James Yersh (BCom 1996), Chief Financial Officer at Blackberry and 2016 Donor of the year, speaks at the Telfer Alumni Breakfast in November 2015. Read more ›


Alumni Week - Patrice Marceau, MBA 1985

Giving can take many forms. Contributing money to an organization or cause is the most obvious, but giving time and talent can be just as valuable. When Alain Doucet—the Telfer School’s vice dean—asked me as a Telfer alumnus how I could help the school achieve a number of goals in Hong Kong, I was happy to volunteer my professional expertise to devise a structure for a presence for our school in Hong Kong. Read more ›


Alumni Week - André Cardinal, BCom 1969

I give to the Telfer School for two simple reasons. First, I consider myself privileged. I come from humble beginnings and I appreciate having had the opportunity to attend university. It’s made a real difference in my life and therefore it’s only right for me to give a little back and share with the less fortunate and others from humble beginnings. It’s become a habit and I’m glad I can do it. Read more ›


Alumni Week - Gabriel Bouchard-Phillips, BCom 2005

I believe in paying it forward. While a Telfer BCom student, I relied on several scholarships. This support not only helped ease the financial burden of a university education, but it also made me a better student by enabling me to focus on my studies and experience the fullness of life at the Telfer School—the classes, clubs, competitions, community and comradeship. Now that I’ve graduated and enjoyed some professional success, I want to ensure other Telfer students can benefit from those same experiences. Read more ›


James Yersh

Alumni Week - James Yersh, BCom 1996

Giving makes sense to me for many reasons. Most of all, I have the means to give; and when anyone does, they should give to help others. It doesn’t necessarily mean financially. You can also contribute your time, your expertise, or whatever else you have that people can benefit from. Giving to the Telfer School is especially sensible and important to me: the school gave me the tools I needed to get where I am now. Read more ›



EMBA Alumnus Receives “Clinic of the Year” Award

Dr. Steve Pelletier, EMBA 1996 and co-founder of the Clarence-Rockland Family Health Team, was given the “Clinic of the Year” award by the Ontario College of Family Physicians. The bilingual family clinic, situated east of Ottawa, checks patients with their doctors within 10 minutes of arrival, books same-day appointments and has doctors working evenings and weekends to accommodate everyone. Read more ›