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Collaboration with German Fraunhofer Institute Enables Joint Exploration of Innovation Systems in Canada, Germany

Professor Sandra Schillo’s collaboration with the research organization Fraunhofer is translating into new opportunities for knowledge exchange between Canada and Germany on science and innovation systems. Schillo, assistant professor in innovation and entrepreneurship at the Telfer School of Management, and her counterpart Rainer Frietsch of the Fraunhofer ISI, were co-organizers of the workshop “Science Systems in Canada and Germany: Structures, Policies and Changes” in Berlin on November 29. It was hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research and held at the Canadian Embassy in connection with the 22nd Meeting of the German – Canadian Commission for Scientific and Technological Cooperation. Read more ›

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Aga Khan Foundation Canada is now accepting applications for its 2014-15 Fellowship Program

The International Youth Fellowship Program, sponsored by AKFC in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), is designed to develop leadership and management skills and promote learning for outstanding young Canadians who have a desire and an aptitude to work effectively in a global environment. The International Youth Fellowship Program builds on twenty-four years of success in which more than 250 university graduates have received focused study and practical experience that has enabled them to pursue leadership positions in their chosen fields. The program, designed as a stepping stone for careers in international development, has proven attractive to young Canadians from a wide variety of disciplines—including law, engineering, journalism, education, business and public administration, and development studies—wishing to embark on global careers. Each Fellow will spend eight months in a country in Africa or Asia working with agencies and partners of the Aga Khan Development Network, one of the world’s largest and most respected international development agencies. Potential host countries include Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Egypt, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Tajikistan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Read more ›

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Doug Angus an Invited Expert at International Workshop on Franchising in Health Services

Professor Doug Angus participated last month in a workshop on “Franchising in Health” at the Centre for Innovation in Health Management (CIHM) at Leeds University in the U.K. The complexity and variety of services offered within a health organisation point to the need for business models to support them effectively. This workshop is part of a new program of work exploring the potential of franchising – an idea mostly experienced in the retail sector –as a model for ensuring quality and spreading innovation. A follow-up workshop is planned for spring 2014. Read more ›

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Unique Cooperation in the Francophone MBA Program Has Attracted a Visit by the Honduran Ambassador

A unique initiative to develop and make use of our francophone MBA students’ marketing know-how to support the economic growth of developing countries has recently led to the presentation of an export marketing plan for a Honduran company. Members of the Honduran embassy, including Her Excellency the Ambassador, Sofia Cerrato, Consul Hector Ramirez and the Ambassador’s spouse, Mr. Alfonso Fonseka, honoured us with their presence during the presentation of the marketing plan for the Honduran company Fabrica Especias Don Julio, developed by the MBA team tasked with studying the potential of their spicy sauces in Canada. Read more ›

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Welcome CEOs in Residence

It’s not just business as usual for the Telfer BCom program this fall.  Our first year students will be given the opportunity to get great practical insight from leaders, and to meet CEOs as part of their studies. The Telfer School is pleased to welcome the following 7 CEO’s in Residence: Read more ›

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The Passing of Paul Desmarais

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Paul Desmarais, a great friend of the University of Ottawa and one of our most illustrious alumni. Read more ›

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Deputy Minister Saäd Rafi Was Part of this Year's First MHA Bear Pit Session

The 2013-14 MHA class recently had is its first Bear Pit session with Deputy Minister Saäd Rafi. This presentation, from the perspective of the highest organizational level of our health system, provided students with insights into these foundation competencies through a better understanding of the vision of the Ontario Government for Health and the challenges it faces in implementation. It aimed not only to create a better understanding of our healthcare system and its future but also to allow students to refine their knowledge and better focus their own career plans and professional development activities in Health Leadership and Management.   Read more ›

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LAMBA Organized an Event on the Value of Latin American Professionals in Canadian-Latin American Commercial Relationships

On September 19th, Telfer’s Centre for Executive Leadership successfully hosted the launching event for the Ottawa Chapter of the Latin American MBA Alumni network (LAMBA). Read more ›

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