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Increasing Corporate Support in the Fight against an “Invisible” Cause

Originally from Ivory Coast, a country that still faces poverty and many other social problems, Telfer School of Management Professor Saouré Kouamé wants to make people and businesses aware of how pressing it is to tackle the issue of poverty. Read more ›

Published: February 7, 2018 | Category: Innovative Thinking


Corporate Social Responsibility: When Being Good Actually Makes You Look Bad

A buzzword in the business scene, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a strategic priority for many businesses large and small, and it is often considered a win-win situation. By committing to a cause, such as helping local charities or reducing their carbon footprints, business leaders may impress their clients and the media. What a Telfer School of Management led team of researchers has found is that a company’s decision to engage in CSR initiatives also matters (a lot!) to employees. Read more ›

Published: January 12, 2018 | Category: Innovative Thinking


The Role of University: Engaging and Connecting Researchers and Entrepreneurs

On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, Telfer School of Management hosted an event called The Role of University in Entrepreneurship, a group of researchers and successful entrepreneurs discussed how universities could support new and existing entrepreneurs. Read more ›

Published: January 8, 2018 | Category: Innovative Thinking


Money, suspicion, and fraud: When client-bank relationship becomes a complicated affair

Financial scandals involving business moguls, well-known political figures, and even famous artists made the headlines in 2017. What is so alarming about the recent scandals, made public through the leaked Panama and Paradise Papers, is that they implicate several financial institutions, including a Canadian bank. Reportedly accepting their wealthy clients’ attempts to evade taxes and, in some cases, even encouraging them to set up offshore companies, some of the implicated banks later on simply claimed that they were not aware of their clients’ wrongdoings. Read more ›

Published: January 5, 2018 | Category: Innovative Thinking


Professor Peter Jaskiewicz: How to Raise an Entrepreneur

Professor Peter Jaskiewicz has recently published an op-ed in the Financial Post – Nature versus nurture: Is an entrepreneur born or raised? His article also informed an Ottawa Business Journal article, The ultimate guide to raising an entrepreneur. On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, CBC Ottawa Morning host Robyn Bresnahan interviewed Professor Jaskiewicz about his insights on how to raise future entrepreneurs. Read more ›

Published: December 15, 2017 | Category: Innovative Thinking


MSc student Jennifer Ho receives a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Jennifer Ho has been awarded a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. This scholarship provides financial support to high-caliber students across Canada and enables them to fully concentrate on their studies. Read more ›

Published: December 8, 2017 | Category: Innovative Thinking


Boushra El Haj Hassan, Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipient

Boushra El Haj Hassan has been awarded a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. This scholarship provides financial support to high-caliber students across Canada and enables them to fully concentrate on their studies. Read more ›

Published: December 4, 2017 | Category: Innovative Thinking


Afshin Kamyabniya, PhD student recently awarded the Trillium Ontario Scholarship

Afshin Kamyabniya is currently pursuing his PhD studies in Management with a focus on Health Systems specialization under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Patrick. By joining the research team of Professor Patrick, Afshin wishes to focus on operations management and its applications in the context of healthcare operations research, logistics, disaster relief operations, blood supply chain, and multi-organizational coordination modeling domains. Read more ›

Published: November 24, 2017 | Category: Innovative Thinking


Nicolas Legendre: Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipient

Nicolas Legendre has been awarded a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. This scholarship provides financial support to high-caliber students across Canada and enables them to fully concentrate on their studies. Read more ›

Published: November 16, 2017 | Category: Innovative Thinking


Mary Valdes: CONICYT scholarship recipient

Mary Valdes has been awarded a CONICYT scholarship. This scholarship is offered by the ministry of education of Chile and gives students an opportunity to pursue their studies abroad. Read more ›

Published: November 6, 2017 | Category: Innovative Thinking


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