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At the Telfer School, we are grateful for generous support from alumni, friends and the corporate community.

We’ve published our strategic priorities here because we believe that when you give to Telfer, you should be free to choose to direct your contribution to what matters most to you.

We acknowledge and celebrate support we receive from the community through our annual Donor Awards.

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Zachary Blanchard-Seguin, BCom student

Thanks to you, I was able to achieve my goals. I was able to limit my hours of work per week to dedicate more time to my studies.

Zachary Blanchard-Seguin, BCom student
Chi Le Phan Lan, BCom student

Thank you for empowering students to be leaders! 

Chi Le Phan Lan, BCom student

Our Priorities

Transform How We Learn

Help transform learning inside and outside the class, with an eye to increasing the career potential of graduates.

Financial Research and Learning Lab

A lively learning hub for students keen on translating classroom theory into practical skills, the Lab emulates a professional trading lab and houses real-time industry-standard tools. Donate ›

Learning Transformation Initiative

This multi-faceted fund’s top priority is to transform the student experience, from our pedagogy to providing more practical skills to internationalization of our curriculum. Donate ›

Capstone Activities and Competitions

A chance for students to sink their teeth into the world of business and get closer to the community, by working on a real-life company’s case and proposing viable solutions. Donate ›

Capital Markets Mentorship Program

Open to high-performing finance students, this program offers them case-based extracurricular workshops led by financial professionals, and other skill-building tools. Donate ›

Telfer Capital Fund

An invaluable career prep for students, where they can learn and hone portfolio management and finance skills by developing and managing a diversified capital fund for the School. Donate ›

Invest in Globalization

Help develop a global mindset in students and faculty with a curriculum that reflects an international focus.

Hong Kong Experiential Learning Initiative

A hit-the-ground-running, hands-on experience for students who want to explore the Asian business landscape through the lens of this cosmopolitan financial capital. Donate ›

Telfer Student Mobility Scholarship

We offer student mobility scholarships to all students who are selected to take part in an international exchange program. These experiences positively influence a student’s approach to the world. Make a gift to this fund and shape the next generation of leaders. Donate ›

Silicon Valley Mobility Fund for Entrepreneurs

The Silicon Valley Mobility Fund for Entrepreneurs financially support students and graduates who are invited to travel to California to network and seek mentorship, get feedback on their start-up, pitch their business case to investors or incubate their business. Donate ›

Faculty Exchanges

Key to faculty staying relevant in their fields and creating fruitful collaborations with their colleagues, this program sends our faculty abroad and helps us bring experts here. Donate ›

Graduate International Study Trips

Immersing students in challenging new business environments to apply theory in practice, study trips are a key experiential learning component of our graduate professional programs. Donate ›

Generate New Knowledge

Support forward-thinking research into navigating the complex management challenges facing society.

The Telfer Health Transformation Exchange

An incubator of testable new solutions, the Exchange is a platform for sharing emerging ideas in health systems management, one of society’s most complex challenges. Donate ›

Centre for Business Analytics and Performance

Promotes international, interdisciplinary research on how best to improve organizational productivity, with a focus on pressing areas such as health care, energy and the environment. Donate ›

Accounting and Governance Research Centre

Fosters multidisciplinary research in all areas of accounting, and provides a forum for conferences, seminars, and workshops on new ideas in accounting and related disciplines.

Please contact Robyn Ouimet (613-562-5800 x 8045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to express your interest in supporting these centres or visit their website to view their activities and publications.

PhD Program

To support PhD program pedagogy, recruitment, scholarships, research support and awards at the Telfer School of Management, as well as related projects and initiatives. Donate ›

Named Professorships

In the tough competitive market for outstanding scholars, named professorships attract and retain the best talent, rewarding excellence in research, teaching and academic leadership.

To learn how investments in named professorships, fellowships and research competitions in the areas below can benefit the community and help build Telfer’s strengths, please contact Robyn Ouimet (613-562-5800 x 8045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health Systems
  • Analytics and Big Data
  • Leadership
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Complex Project Leadership

Foster Experiential Learning

Give students the advantage of hands-on learning experiences, practical knowledge, and real-life skills.

Camille Villeneuve Entrepreneurship Fund

Created by Camille Villeneuve, BCom 1967, DU 1996, this fund develops entrepreneurial thinking, supporting student start-ups and fostering social enterprise through speaker series, business challenges, mentorship, course creation and more. Donate ›

Student Activity and Case Competition Funds

Generating pride and enhancing the School’s reputation, these funds give ambitious students the chance to compete or participate in a variety of events on behalf of Telfer. Donate to your choice of fund:

Personal Development and Leadership Program

Personal and professional development workshops integrated into BCom core courses over the four-year program, with a focus on understanding self, networking and leadership. Donate ›

Support Scholarships & Strategic Priorities

Encourage top-notch candidates to pursue their studies at Telfer, or support the Dean’s strategic priorities.

Dean’s Leadership Scholarships

These undergraduate admission scholarships support academic excellence, offering students with a 90%+ average the incentive to continue excelling in their post-secondary studies. Donate ›

Merit Scholarships at the Telfer School of Management

These scholarships are awarded automatically at admission or after the first year of study at the undergraduate program. Donate ›

Professional Graduate Admission Scholarships

On their path to becoming high-performance managers, these scholarships help our MBA and MHA students face the financial challenge of taking their education to the next level. Donate ›

Research Graduate Admission Scholarships

Providing a much-needed incentive for attracting outstanding students to our MSc and PhD programs, these scholarships help qualified candidates advance their research. Donate ›

Dean’s Strategic Priorities Fund

Invested in strategic priorities set annually by the Dean – new initiatives, facility upgrades, and program launches – this fund also enables the Dean to respond to emerging priorities. Donate ›

Individual Support

Individual philanthropic support comes in the form of annual, major and planned gifts and donors receive a charitable gift receipt to reduce income tax payable. Beyond outright gifts, other options include gifts of securities listed on the stock exchange (reduce what you’ll owe at tax time on capital gains) or life insurance with uOttawa as beneficiary (a great way for young alumni to plan now to support us in the future by locking in a low premium and the premiums you pay count as a charitable gift.) Be sure to check if your employer matches gifts so you or your spouse can double your impact for free!

To be directed to a member of the Development team, please contact Marianne Soucy.

Corporate support

Organizations may choose philanthropic gifts (no strings attached), sponsorship (for promotional consideration and/or logo usage), or grants. How does a corporate financial partnership help everyone?

Investing in students ensures the longterm success of your organization through talent development for today and tomorrow’s leaders;

Investing in research activities encourages current thought leaders to explore topics that align with your organization or sector;

Our best partners provide more than just funds. Bring Telfer students into your team:

  • BCom students can enrol in internships and co-op placements
  • MBA interns help you with high level support while you help re-launch their careers (maybe with you)
  • MBA consulting projects
  • MHA residencies
  • Find out how to access Telfer talent ›

Some organizations engage professors or graduate students in contract research. For more information, please contact the Research Office.

For more information please contact Robyn Ouimet

Signature Events

Many donors choose to attend events throughout the year, visit the Telfer Calendar for a complete schedule.  Our most popular events and series are listed below.

Contact us

Marianne Soucy
Advancement Project Officer
613-562-5800 x 7412
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Roxanne Chénier
Advancement Officer
613-562-5800 x 4760
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Robyn Ouimet
Director of Advancement
613-562-5800 x 8045
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