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Fall 2022 Integration 

Welcome to the Telfer School of Management!

We are thrilled to have you join the Telfer School and officially become a part of Telfer Nation. To get started on your journey at Telfer, we have compiled a list of activities and resources to help guide you at the beginning of your studies.

Meet Your Dean 

Meet the Dean of the Telfer School of Management, Stéphane Brutus. Dean Brutus obtained his PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and completed a post-doctoral fellowship during his studies. Between 2006 and 2017, Dr. Brutus served as Interim Dean, Associate Dean of Graduate Professional Programs, Chair of the Management Department, and Director at the Bell Research Center for Business Process Innovation at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.  

Dean Brutus is championing Telfer’s Vision for a Better Canada. Join our Dean and Telfer Nation as we build a greener, healthier, happier, wealthier and more prosperous future for all.  


Word of Welcome From Your Vice-Dean

Bonjour! Hi! Kwey! 

I would like to welcome you to the Telfer School of Management. We are a school that is internationally recognized  for innovative, academically rigorous, and student experience-focused business programs. 

As Vice-Dean of Undergraduate Programs, I am honoured to work on behalf of the students alongside a dedicated team of professionals at the Telfer  Student Services Centre. Together, our aim is to ensure a rich and holistic student experience that incorporates academic, professional, and social experiences throughout your degree. You will learn through modern and relevant course content and through experiential learning activities both in and out of the classroom. 

Telfer takes great pride in differentiating itself from other business schools through our commitment to building a better world. For over 50 years, we’ve developed young business minds by providing a deep understanding of the marketplace and the tools needed to leverage newfound knowledge into positive real-world outcomes. 

It is with great excitement that I welcome you to explore what Telfer has to offer. Become the next generation of prepared, responsible business leaders. 

Umar Ruhi

Umar Ruhi
Vice-Dean (Undergraduate programs)

Integration Activities Calendar


Networking Event for International Students

Participate in a networking event with international students at the Telfer School of Management.
September 1, 2022  7

Information Sessions for First-Year Students 

Attend an upcoming information session for 1st year students. Register Now
September 6, 2022 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (English, in-person and virtual) / 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 am (French, in-person and virtual)  / 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (English, In person only) 

Welcome Week Celebration at Telfer 

Celebrate our first week of the fall semester by meeting your fellow students. Enjoy free food, including free Beavertails, and take pictures in the photo booth at the Desmarais lobby.  
September 6, 2022

Information Session for Second and Third-Year Students 

Get integrated back into campus life at the Telfer School as a second-year or third-year student. Attendance is optional. Register Now  
September 7, 2022

LinkedIn Photo Session 

Get your professional headshot photo taken at a free LinkedIn photo session. Offered to all Telfer students. 
September 7 and 8, 2022

Summer Orientation

Participate in an on-campus or virtual session about covering all aspects of your new life at uOttawa. Find out more about course registration, connect with peers in your program, or attend a guided campus tour. 

Available sessions for new Telfer students: 

  • July 8, 2022 at 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.- Telfer School of Management session (English) 
  • July 8, 2022 at 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. - Telfer School of Management Faculty Guided Tour (English) 
  • July 13, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 p.m. - Telfer School of Management Faculty Guided Tour (French)  
  • July 13, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Telfer School of Management session (French) 

Sign up for uOrientation  

First Year Advising

The first-year advising initiative prepares you with the information you’ll need upon embarking on your undergraduate career. Topics such as academic standing and regulations, student life, scholarships, the Career Centre’s services, and much more is covered in this video series. 

View each of the topics by logging into your Brightspace account via uoZone

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

Telfer Peer Mentoring Program and International Coaches 

Peer Mentoring Program 

As a first-year student, you will be matched with an upper-year Telfer student mentor who can provide guidance and advice to help you transition from high school or CEGEP to university. Our mentors can help you to achieve personal success and make the most of your Telfer Nation experience. 

Meet the Mentors 

International Student Coaches Program 

At the beginning of the school year, every new international student at Telfer is matched to an upper-year Telfer student coach who can help you with your transition into university and set you up for success.   

Meet the Coaches

The Telfer BCom Experience

The Telfer Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) student experience exposes you to endless opportunities to get involved in student life and build career development skills. Make the most of your experience with career advancement opportunities, student clubs, case competitions, and more. 

Start Your Journey For a Better Canada

uOttawa Welcome week

Get ready for Welcome Week! View the activities calendar to participate in the Welcome Week events. 

Experiential Learning at Telfer 

How To Learn Digital Marketing Practically Through Experiential Learning

How To Learn Digital Marketing Practically Through Experiential Learning

Small Actions, Smart Impact: Reducing GHGs Through Experiential Learning

Small Actions, Smart Impact: Reducing GHGs Through Experiential Learning

How to Choose Your Undergraduate Business Program

How to Choose Your Undergraduate Business Program

Build Your Network as a PhD Student

Build Your Network as a PhD Student

Keep in touch with #TelferNation


Please email 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 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. via the BCom webpage. Our working hours remain the same. 

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