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James Yersh

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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 ›

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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 ›

Shantanu Dutta

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While the media are considered to play an influential role in business, very little research has been done on the relationship between firm-specific media coverage and corporate decision making. The Telfer School’s Shantanu Dutta is helping to change that with a new study on how business reporting shapes firms’ merger and acquisition decisions.  Read more ›

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Dominic Franchi and Emily Hsiung, both Telfer School of Management BCom 2015 alumni, have ranked amongst the highest 52 scores in the country on the Common Final Examination (CFE). The CFE is a three-day examination requiring candidates in accounting to demonstrate depth and breadth of competency development in accordance with the CPA Competency Map.  Read more ›

Bernie Ashe and François Julien

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Congratulations to Bernie Ashe, CEO of the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, who was awarded the CEO of the Year award, a joint initiative of the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Ashe will receive his award at the 2015 Best Ottawa Business Awards at the Shaw Centre on November 18.  Read more ›

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On October 17, 2015, we will recognize five remarkable alumni at our 2015 Gala of Excellence. Our alumni make outstanding contributions to the world of business, the community and their alma mater. Each year we celebrate these contributions and create valuable connections with our alumni, their business associates, family and friends. The Trudeau Medals, the Young Achiever's Award and the Dean's Philos Award will be presented at the Shaw Centre.  Read more ›

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Charles-Antoine St-Jean (BCom 1976) served as the Comptroller General of Canada from 2004 to 2007 during a critical time for the internal audit profession. Prior to serving in the federal public sector, he worked with Ernst & Young and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young as partner and vice-president. Since returning to EY, he is the National partner for Public Sector in Canada. In this role, he advises clients at the federal and provincial levels in Canada and abroad on strategy, governance and risk management. Active in the non-profit sector, he has served as Chair of the CCAF, a Canadian foundation dedicated to the advancement of good governance in the public sector in Canada and abroad. He is a Governor of the University of Ottawa, a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Audit Committee. Among his many awards, the University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management recently presented him with the Trudeau Medal in recognition of his contribution to the public sector management.  Read more ›

Michael Chambers

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Michael Chambers’ (BCom 1970) office at law firm Maclaren Corlett, on the 14th floor of a mirror-glassed, high-rise in downtown Ottawa, is filled with mementos. Each comes with a rich anecdote conveyed with a search engine-like recall of names, dates, facts and figures.  Read more ›

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David Coderre, Public Servant in Residence at Telfer School of Management, and Christian Lohyer, Office of the Comptroller General, have received an international award for “Technology Innovation”.  The objective of their work was to transform the way internal audit and financial monitoring is conducted in Canadian federal government departments by improving the ability of auditors and financial officers to access and use financial data through analytics. The analytics provide the auditors and finance officers with easy access to departmental SAP financial data in a common format that allows for the development and sharing of ACL scripts (analytics) to assess key business processes and financial controls, and to monitor departmental financial performance and trends.    Read more ›

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Once a year, the Ottawa Business Journal nominates professionals for their business achievements to be in their Forty Under 40 list.   Read more ›

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