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Professors Bourgeault, Saadi, and Dutta honoured at Dean’s Assembly

Congratulations to the winners of the Telfer School of Management Research Excellence Awards, which were announced at the Dean’s Assembly on June 7, 2016: Read more ›

Published: June 15, 2016 | Category: Research Leadership


Medical scheduling through an analytics lens

A study by Amine Montazeri, a 2015 M.Sc. Health Systems graduate, focused on assignment scheduling in the division of anatomical pathology at the Ottawa Hospital pathology laboratory, was published in the Annual AMIA Symposium Proceedings (American Medical Informatics Association). Developed in collaboration with Jonathan Patrick, Wojtek Michalowski, and Diponkar Banerjee, the research describes an analytics optimization model embedded in a decision support tool that the clinical managers could use in determining the optimal monthly assignment schedule.   Read more ›

Published: June 13, 2016 | Category: Research Leadership


Millennials shape what it is to be an accountant

Accounting firms adapt their workplace in response to future employees’ expectations in a “bottom-up socialization process”; they portray a work environment “largely in accordance with millennials’ values and beliefs,” write Sylvain Durocher, Merridee Bujaki and François Brouard in a newly published study (Critical Perspectives on Accounting, February 2016). In an environment of fierce competition to attract trainee accountants, it would appear that these firms can’t ignore this generation’s expectations in terms in terms of career experiences and work environments. Both as “instigators” and “targets” of socialization, the firms and the new employees jointly influence what it is to be an accountant today. Read more ›

Published: June 10, 2016 | Category: Research Leadership

 Executive Committee for Place à la jeunesse 2015

Call for nominations : Executive Committee for Place à la jeunesse 2016

Interested in organizing the next edition of the largest academic competition among French high schools in Ontario? We are currently seeking candidates for the Executive Committee for the 13th edition of Place à la jeunesse in November 2016. The event will host more than 200 high-caliber students in the field of business among dozens of high schools across Ontario. It's your turn to offer a unique and unforgettable experience to the next Telfer cohort, all while developing your strategic planning, team management, and financial management skills, among others. If you wish to apply for the presidency or for the three other positions available on the Executive Committee, submit your online application by Friday, June 17, 2016. Read more ›

Published: June 9, 2016 | Category: Latest News


When ‘lay experts’ contribute to policy-making

What happens when accounting “lay experts” participate in policy making processes dominated by the professionals? Darlene Himick of the Telfer School and Marion Brivot and Jean-François Henri of Laval University examine professional and lay-experts’ contributions to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board’s (GASB) Pension Project. Over 2009-2012, the Pension Project deliberated on a highly contested issue over the “correct” discount rates to be used in the discounting of pension liabilities on government financial statements. The analysis provides an ethical perspective with implications for the future of accounting standard setting (January 2015 in Critical Perspectives on Accounting). Read more ›

Published: June 9, 2016 | Category: Research Leadership

Samir Saadi

Professor Samir Saadi is a Distinguished Visiting Researcher at Groupe ESC Troyes (France)

Samir Saadi will be a Distinguished Visiting Researcher at the Group ESC (École supérieure de commerce) in Troyes, France from June to July, 2016. Professor Saadi was invited as part of a program of support for international research cooperation funded by the Champagne-Ardenne region in France. An assistant professor of finance at the Telfer School, he will be working in collaboration with colleagues on a project titled “Product Market Competition and Cost of Equity Capital.” Read more ›

Published: June 8, 2016 | Category: Research Leadership

How does Telfer connect you to what matters? Let us show you.

In the spring of 2016, the Telfer School launched a video competition. With the intention of building a promotional video that would feature key aspects of our undergraduate program, we thought who better to unveil what we have to offer than our very own students? Read more ›

Published: June 8, 2016 | Category: Latest News

University of Ottawa's Telfer School of Management Executive MBA annual class trip to the Silicon Valley

Telfer Executive MBA Class in Silicon Valley 2016: Student Blog

Teams from the Telfer Executive MBA Class of 2017 wrote about their experiences in Silicon Valley as a part of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Business Consulting Trip which took place from May 14 - 20, 2016. Read more ›

Published: June 3, 2016 | Category: Latest News

Gala winners photo

Congratulations to five remarkable alumni

From left to right: Kyle Braatz, David Adamson, Dr Jack Kitts, Wendy Muckle, Myron Tetrault Read more ›

Published: June 1, 2016 | Category: Alumni in the Lead

Poignée de main

Body language is a lot more than “power postures” and firm handshakes

Nonverbal communication is often a hot topic in the popular management press, but management scholars lag behind in exploring this important form of communication. A deeper understanding of non-verbal behaviour in organizations would help researchers develop evidence-based tools, which managers can use to address a host of workplace challenges, argue Silvia Bonaccio, Jane O’Reilly, Sharon O’Sullivan, and François Chiocchio of the Telfer School. An article they published in the Journal of Management, entitled "Nonverbal Behavior and Communication in the Workplace: A Review and an Agenda for Research", is intended as a guide for academic researchers, but is also potentially of interest to anyone wanting to navigate what we know about nonverbal behaviour. Read more ›

Published: May 30, 2016 | Category: Research Leadership