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Thank you - Giving Tuesday 2017

Thanks to the amazing generosity of 103 donors, we have doubled our 2016 amount raised for the 2017 Giving Tuesday campaign! Read more ›


Thank you - 23rd Annual Telfer Scholarship Golf Tournament

Thank you to all the participants, sponsors and volunteers who joined us for the Telfer Scholarship Golf Tournament on September 22, 2017. Read more ›


Harry Mortimer — Fundraising Volunteer of the Year

I’m an accountant, and my practice includes a specialization in fundraising. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that when you ask people to give money to a cause, you better be ready to give when they ask you for something in return. I approached fundraising for the Kevin Vollett Entrepreneurial Award with this insight in mind. The scholarship award is given each year to recognize a member of The Entrepreneurs’ Club for his or her participation and dedication to the club. The award is named for a friend, former fellow club executive and budding entrepreneur who died in an accident back in 1993, when we were both Telfer BCom students. Read more ›


Marlene Patrick — Loyal Donor of the Year

If you don’t respect where you’ve come from, how are you going to respect where you are now? This rhetorical question has influenced me throughout my adult life and certainly does so as a loyal Telfer School donor. My time at the Telfer School, which started back in the 1970s, was made possible by money from scholarships and other generous support. As a woman from a hard-working farm family in southern Ontario, I care that young people from unremarkable backgrounds can get the financial support they need to reap the rewards that education and hard work bring. Opportunity is important to me. Read more ›


Jean-Philippe Aubé — Young Donor of the Year

Lack of money is a talent waster. I believe students should focus their time and energy on improving their skills, deepening their knowledge and expanding their experiences, not on trying to earn the money they need to pay their tuition and academic expenses. It’s the reason I give financially to the Telfer School every year. It matters to me that students—Telfer BCom students especially—get the financial support they need to take full advantage of the special student experience at the Telfer School. Read more ›


Lilian Goh and Swee Chua Goh — Donors of the Year

We have a strong connection to the Telfer School—Swee as a Telfer School professor for 30 years and now Emeritus Professor, and Lilian as an advisor to the Telfer CPA Accounting and Governance Research Centre for over 20 years since its inception. We also have experience as graduate students. We understand how important it is being taught by faculty in a business school that is focused on carrying out research that contributes to new knowledge in the field of management. Read more ›


Telfer Donor of the Year Awards

Every year, we recognize outstanding Telfer School of Management donors in order to demonstrate our appreciation and create meaningful relationships with those in our community who choose us amongst a sea of giving opportunities. This year, the Telfer Donor of the Year awards will be presented at our annual Gala of Excellence on October 21, 2017, along with the celebration of our anniversary classes and the presentation of our Alumni Awards. Read more ›


James Yersh and some of the students who were present at the Breakfast

James Yersh (BCom 1996) Donation to Fund Pedagogical Innovation at the Telfer School

We are proud to announce that the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa is the recipient of a major gift from alumnus James Yersh. The donation, contributed over the next 5 years, will go towards the establishment of the Yersh Family Pedagogical Innovation Fund. Read more ›


Ian Telfer

Ian Telfer pledges $2 million to the University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa is proud to announce that Ian Telfer has committed a $2 million planned gift to the School of Management that bears his name. In 2007, Mr. Telfer contributed $25 million to the University, the largest private naming gift ever made to a Canadian business school.

“Making a planned gift is something all alumni can do to help future generations of students,” stated Ian Telfer. “Being a donor is very rewarding and it really keeps you connected to your alma mater.”

François Julien, Dean of the Telfer School of Management, stated: “At the Telfer School, we strive to create relevant management knowledge and develop influential leaders who transform lives, organizations and communities. His future contribution will help us to maintain strong connections with businesses and the community in order to continuously enhance our programs.”

Mr. Telfer also became a member of the University of Ottawa’s “Defy the Conventional” Campaign Cabinet. This campaign, the largest fundraising effort in the university’s history, has set a lofty goal of raising $400 million, which will enable the University to continue its unparalleled teaching and research activities.

“Ian Telfer understands the positive and transformative impact of philanthropy,” said Allan Rock, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa. “His ongoing support for our university is demonstrative of his generosity and a desire to help his alma mater continue to advance as a competitive research university that offers students the best quality learning environment possible.”

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Camille Villeneuve

Camille Villeneuve (BCom 1967, DU 1996) Pledges $1.5 million to the Telfer School

We are proud to announce that the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa is the recipient of a principal gift of $1.5 million from alumnus Camille Villeneuve. His new support includes $350,000 towards the Camille Villeneuve Fund for Entrepreneurship, $150,000 towards the existing Camille Villeneuve Student Activity Fund and a one million dollar bequest that will be allocated to the Dean's Strategic Priorities Fund. Read more ›