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Welcome to the Telfer School of Management!

Now that you are about to embark on your university journey, you must have many pending questions on various subjects. Although the majority of this year’s orientation will take place in a virtual setting, know that you will be given all the necessary tools to optimize your knowledge of the school’s services, academic requirements and ways to get involved in your first year!

We have gathered below key information to help you start your university career on the right foot!

Meet Dean Stéphane Brutus

What do you know about Telfer’s new dean, Stéphane Brutus? Dean Brutus is starting is first school year as the new dean of Telfer. He is learning more about the School and the city of Ottawa as well as what it means to be part of #TelferNation and the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees. Get to know Dean Brutus by watching the first (and only!) episode of “Do You Know Your Dean?” to learn about his motivations, interests, and more.


Word of Welcome from the Vice-Dean of Undergraduate Programs

Welcome to the Telfer School of Management and #TelferNation! As the new Vice Dean of Undergraduate Programs, I am excited at the prospect of welcoming many of you on campus in the fall. While many of our course offerings will be in-person, we will also continue other delivery formats including online and hybrid courses.

Outside the classroom, we are also trying to maximize opportunities for other experiences including events and extracurricular activities – both online as well as in-person, while ensuring the health and safety of all students, faculty, and staff. As your new Vice-Dean, I remain committed to facilitating these activities and to supporting you in your first year of studies and beyond at the Telfer School of Management. You’ve made a great choice and we are excited to have you!

Umar Ruhi

Umar Ruhi
Vice-Dean (Undergraduate programs)

Integration Activities Calendar

Telfer Clubs Scavenger Hunt

Monday, September 6, 11:30 a.m.

  • In groups of 2 - 4, participants will follow clues leading to spots across campus, and learn more about the university along the way!
  • Registration

Campus Tours

Wednesday, September 8, 10:20 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Get to know your campus with Telfer students! Upper-year Telfer students will be offering tours of the Desmarais building as well as their must-know places on campus.
  • Meet in front of room 4101 (4th floor) in the Desmarais building

Undergraduate Information Session in the Desmarais Building (Room 4101)

Wednesday, September 8, 10:00 a.m.

  • Come meet faculty and support staff members, and Telfer clubs’ executive representatives and join us for Churros and hot chocolate in the back of the Desmarais building!
  • Get to know your campus with Telfer students! Upper-year Telfer students will be offering tours of the Desmarais building as well as their must-know places on campus.
  • To comply with government of Ontario regulations, uOttawa is making a COVID-19 Daily Assessment tool available to students, staff and visitors. Therefore, everyone who comes to campus - staff and students, visitors - should fill this short questionnaire daily before coming on campus.
  • Registration

Virtual Undergraduate Information Session

Tuesday, September 7, 9:00 a.m.

  • Tune in on Zoom to see faculty, staff, and club members talk about academics, career services, and ways in which you can get involved!
  • You will be able to ask your questions via chat.
  • Link to join to event

Well-being workshop with the Telfer Mentors

Thursday, September 9, 10:00 a.m.

  • Join us for a workshop all about well-being presented by the Telfer Mentors and meet our new mentoring team!
  • Link to join to event

Summer Orientation

  • Participate in webinars specific to your faculty as well as others covering all aspects of your new life at uOttawa.
  • Get more information on Summer Orientation or catch up on missed sessions here.

First Year advising modules

The first year advising initiative aims to properly prepare you with the most appropriate and relevant information you’ll need upon embarking on your undergraduate career. Each module reveals important information about a given topic, such as academic standing and regulations, student life, scholarships, the Career Centre’s services , and many more.

Make sure to consult each of the modules carefully by logging into your Brightspace account via your uoZone.

For any questions related to First Year Advising, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Telfer BCom Experience

The Telfer Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) student experience goes far beyond the classroom. The Telfer School exposes you to endless opportunities that will help you get the most out of your university years, and enable you to build skills for your career.

As a BCom student, you enter management or business school with the intention of landing a job that will kickstart your career dreams and provide a memorable, valuable, and enriching experience. How does Telfer support you in this? What are some of the perks of attending the Telfer School?

Start Your Journey For a Better Canada

uOttawa Welcome week

University of Ottawa: Check out what activities the University of Ottawa is offering students for back to school here.

Student Voice Blog

Career Blog

Keep in touch with #TelferNation


Please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for academic support. Our officers and specialists are also available by chat from 9:00 to 16:00 via the BCom webpage. Our working hours hours remain the same.

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