On November 28, the University of Ottawa will be participating, for the third year in a row, in Giving Tuesday, an international day of giving. This day is an opportunity for alumni, the University and the business community to join together and rally for their favorite cause and think about others. To inspire donors, we will offer, on this day only, starting at 8 a.m., on gifts made online or by phone, a gift match up to a maximum of $500 per donor, for the first $150,000 in gifts.
Silicon Valley Mobility Scholarship for Entrepreneurs
The Silicon Valley Mobility Fund for Entrepreneurs is a hit-the-ground-running, hands-on experience for students at the Telfer School of Management or other faculties at the University of Ottawa who are invited to explore the business landscape of Silicon Valley, a leading hub for start-ups and innovation. The purpose of this fund is to financially support current students or graduating students who are invited to travel to California to network and seek mentorship, get feedback on their start-up, pitch their business case to investors, and/or incubate their business.
Project leader - Stephen Daze: “The Top 5 uOttawa Startup competition gives student entrepreneurs valuable exposure to the hottest startup environment in the world. It immerses them in an environment like no other and provides valuable connections to possible mentors and a support ecosystem that is akin to wanting to learn about hockey and getting a chance to train with an NHL team!”
Impact: This fund helps defray the costs of sending the Top 5 start-ups on campus to California in May every year. We have been able to fund this trip for the past 2 years for uOttawa start-ups with great success, resulting in mentorship relationships, funding and partnership opportunities. Ongoing financial support is needed to sustain this program.
Leveraging the Capital Markets Mentorship Program and the assets of the Finance and Trading Lab, our best Finance students are now participating in some of the most demanding finance and trading competitions nationally and internationally. Registration and travel costs are substantial and are funded only partially by the students themselves. Ongoing financial support is needed to allow the best students to participate regardless of financial means.
Project leader - Jean Desgagné: “This giving project is very important to me. A key driver of success in the business world is the ability to understand process and solve complex problems in a reasonable timeframe. Case competitions provide a significant opportunity for our students to develop, practice and perfect those skills. Our ability to raise money in support of this fund will ensure that are able to offer as many promising students as possible the opportunity to excel in this arena.”
Impact: In the past few years, our students have attended competitions such as the Rotman International Trading Competition (the world’s largest trading competition with 50 schools from around the world), the CFA Equity and Ethics Research Challenge and others. We have consistently ranked well and provided an unparalleled learning experience to participants. This helps to build the School's reputation in the finance industry in Canada and beyond.
The Telfer Merit Admission Scholarship for Quebec students
In order to reach its strategic goals, the Telfer School 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 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. These one-year awards are offered upon admission to applicants with an 80% or greater admission average.
Project leader - Sean Sirois: “The uOttawa BCom Program (BCom 83) was instrumental in preparing me for the world of finance. I made many good friends and built a solid network with my peers that benefited me throughout my career. I was also fortunate to be among the first exchange participants with ESCP in Paris. The international perspective that I gained and the CO-CP placement with Banque National de Paris allowed me to get my first real job in the Treasury department at TD.
Several years ago, I reconnected with the faculty as a member and now Chair of the Dean's Advisory Board in Quebec. I now want to encourage more students from Quebec to benefit from the Telfer experience that gave me such a solid foundation on which to build my career.”
Impact: Attract the Dreamers, Innovators and Leaders of the future from Quebec to our BCom program in English and in French in today’s very competitive market.
2018 MBA Games: Building More Together
“Supporting our students in the MBA Games has been a Telfer School of Management priority for over ten years. The games allows them to test their skills against the best MBA’s from across the country and to build networks that last long after the games have ended.” - Dr. Gregory Richards, MBA Director, Telfer School of Management
Help Us Build More Together
In January, the Telfer School of Management and the MBA Student Association will have the honour of hosting the 2018 MBA Games. We want the first uOttawa-hosted MBA Games to be the most memorable yet, but we need your help. We have been working hard to raise money for this event but we are seeking an additional $10,000 to help cover logistic costs. Your donations will help us close the gap and reach our goal. https://uottawa.useed.net/projects/1001/home
Recognizing Excellence in Health Leadership
Healthcare is one of the most complex businesses in the world - from its complicated funding, to its evolving clinical best practices, to its rapid technological advances. Students of the Master of Health Administration program will lead the way that we take care of our bodies, the way that we seek help, the way that we raise our children, and the way that we grow old. MHA graduates will devote their careers to the business of peoples’ lives.
The Telfer Master in Health Administration Alumni Association is raising funds for six scholarships and awards. We believe in recognizing and supporting students in the MHA program who exhibit exceptional leadership qualities and who we believe will make extraordinary contributions to the health care system.
“We hope that you will join us in supporting our future health leaders by giving generously”. - Ms. Lesley Ng, President of the MHA Alumni Association.
The Telfer School of Management has identified these three priority projects for the 2017 Giving Tuesday campaign, but it is also possible for you to give to the programs or projects that matter most to you and it will also be eligible for the match. Help us make this day a huge success, click here to view all our available funds.