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Marina Kidisyuk

BCom Student Involved in iGEM uOttawa to Travel to Boston

Marina Kidisyuk, co-president of the uOttawa International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) program, will be in Boston with the rest of her team presenting their synthetic biology project at The Giant Jamboree. Read more ›

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Intopia Summer 2015 Winners

Congratulations to the Winners of Intopia (Summer 2015)

The CPA Ontario Intopia Strategy Simulation is an exciting and integrative learning opportunity for BCom students as part of their 4th year Strategic Management class and MBA students. Read more ›

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Vikkas Gill

Telfer a Slam Dunk Choice for Gee-Gees Basketball Star

Vikas Gill is not only a third year BCom Finance student, he is also a member of the Gee-Gees varsity men’s basketball team.  Vikas is part of an elite group of only 300 varsity student-athletes on the uOttawa campus, and of only 34 studying at the Telfer School. Read more ›

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Kathleen Kemp

Congratulations to Kathleen Kemp for her Spirit Award

Kathleen has positively impacted the community in many ways through her entrepreneurial endeavours and is a testament to leadership and passion. Among these endeavours is her involvement as President of Enactus uOttawa, a social enterprise project focused on creating businesses revolving around the community's most pressing problems and her volunteer initiatives regarding mental health. She began her work in the community by starting a project aimed to empower at-risk youth, and help integrate them into a high school setting. Kathleen then ran a Nationally recognized non-profit organization called the Mental Health Project, which was designed to provide youth with the resources to access mental health care in their communities. In her role as President of Enactus uOttawa, she has contributed over 2,000 volunteer hours, empowered over 1,000 people, helped divert over 6,000 pounds of waste from landfills, and has helped raise over $90,000 in funding. Kathleen has grown and started several projects that work with at-risk youth, high school entrepreneurs, the homeless, marginalized immigrant women and individuals with mental illness. Her social enterprises include; EcoEquitable boutique, a fashion boutique that sells women's accessories made from repurposed fabric, which diverts harmful textile waste from landfills, and employs women, and CigBins a business that collects and recycles cigarette butts while providing meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with mental illness. Kathleen has secured multiple customers for CigBins and is projected to have over $100,000 in revenues in 2015, provide at least 5 jobs for individuals with mental illness and recycle hundreds of thousands of cigarette butt waste collected from city streets. Kathleen is a true leader and continues to inspire other young people around her to utilize their skills to have a social impact in the community. Read more ›

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Dominic Antonio Franchi, Dean François Julien

Congratulations to all new Telfer Graduates

Throughout the weekend, we welcomed a new cohort of Telfer alumni and hosted two main events around convocation. Students first gathered at the New Graduate Reception to listen to inspiring keynote speeches from Ian Telfer, who also received his honorary doctorate this week, and Harley Finkelstein from Shopify. Read more ›

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Kathleen Kemp and Ajmal Sataar

Entrepreneurs with a Social Conscience

Kathleen Kemp and Ajmal Sataar have a nose for business and their heart set on making a difference in their community. Since 2013, the fourth-year students have combined studies in management and finance at the Telfer School of Management with running a business called CigBins, a cigarette butt collection and recycling service. Read more ›

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Linda Mouhamou

C2MTL: A Student’s Perspective on an Unconventional Conference

This blog post was submitted by Linda Mouhamou, BCom student. Read more ›

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Winning team

Congratulations to the Winners of the Finance Capstone Competition (Winter 2015)

All students in ADM 4350 (Equity Valuation) took part in a case competition where they had to estimate the value of a real-life company and propose a course of action that the company should take to solve its problems. This term, the mandate was to analyse the valuation of TMX Group limited. Read more ›

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Winning team

Congratulations to Our Students Who Took Part in the Accounting Capstone (Winter 2015)

A total of 79 students divided in groups were responsible for analyzing a case involving a real-life local or Canadian company and report on accounting issues being faced by the subject company. The best groups had to present on April 14th in a competition. The winners received the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA) Case Competition prize for Case Studies in Accounting. Read more ›

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