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Dean's Annual Review 2022-2023

Dean Stéphane Brutus
Stéphane Brutus
Dean of the Telfer School of Management
Since March 2021

Word of the Dean - Creating Connections

As we move forward and navigate our way through the realms of our new digital reality, creating connections has never been easier, but fostering those connections and turning them into meaningful relationships takes time and trust.

In the past year, we have witnessed the power of creating connections and its benefit to our forward momentum toward building a Better Canada through our pillars.

Telfer became the official research partner of the Coalition for a Better Future, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the well-being of Canadians through research and action. Our faculty members provided research data that powered a scorecard of 21 internationally recognized metrics to track Canada’s economic and social progress. We also hosted the first edition of the Better Canada Youth Forum, bringing together over 100 youth leaders from more than 30 universities across Canada to discuss important issues facing the country.

We also continue to hire top researchers into our faculty and publish in leading publications. One of our newest faculty members, Ana Marìa Peredo became a Canada Research Chair.

In addition, we created a connection with one of Canada’s top entrepreneurs, Wes Hall, Executive Chairman and Founder of WeShall Investments. Hall established the Wes Hall Admission Scholarship for Black or Indigenous students at Telfer to enable and inspire future business leaders from these communities to help us build a Better Canada.

At Telfer, we have continued to grow our graduate program portfolio by adding new concentrations to the Master of Science in Management program and we are now working on enhancing our Master of Science in Health Systems, which is currently undergoing some exciting new changes. We also celebrated our first Executive Master of Health Administration cohort this year.

Our students will continue to gain valuable experience by solving real-world problems through class projects, case competitions, CO-OP credit for student club involvement, and practical research.

At Telfer, through our strategic plan we are focused on building a Better Canada by equipping purpose-driven leaders highlighting new insights through our research and driving impact by affecting business practices and policies. I am counting on all of Telfer Nation to continue to do our part to create connections and build meaningful relationships on our path to building a Better Canada.

Stéphane Brutus Dean, Telfer School of Management

2022-2023 Research report

Research has the power to connect us. Telfer is proud of our research community’s achievements and successes over the last year, from prestigious grants to creating interdisciplinary partnerships and impactful knowledge mobilization.

In line with our pillars for a Better Canada, we are creating an inclusive and collaborative research culture as well as expanding our research programs so that together we can create more inclusive workplaces, transform our healthcare system, implement more sustainable practices, and support economic growth.

Learn more about how research connects us by reading the 2022-2023 Telfer research report

Looking ahead

Looking Ahead

Telfer’s Vision for a Better Canada spotlighted on our institution over the last year. The Telfer School of Management is committed to its path towards a Better Canada. After dedicating years to laying the foundation for our vision, our researchers are establishing interdisciplinary research institutes, centers, labs, and observatories. 

  • In our pursuit of cutting-edge education, we are launching new programs and initiatives to enhance experiential learning, including: 
  • As part of our ambitious goals, by the end of 2024, all Telfer Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) students will have the opportunity to compete in at least two internal case competitions
  • The Thriving Organizations Research Collective (TORC) will launch the Triple-I Lab (The Inclusion, Interaction, and Intervention Lab) to uncover the best metrics, strongest indicators, and best practices for workplace happiness and employee satisfaction.  
  • The Family Enterprise Legacy Institute (FELI) is on the verge of announcing a major donation. We are committed to driving the next generation of enterprising families and family enterprises. FELI is set to create a new category of understanding and knowledge, propelling us towards a wealthier future.  

Most of all, we are excited and committed to ensuring that each of our programs provides compelling experiential learning opportunities, considers equity, diversity, and inclusion, and meets market demands. As we move forward, we are committed to ensuring that all our programs provide quality experiential learning opportunities both in and outside of the classroom.

As we embark on this transformative journey, we are enthusiastic about the future, knowing that our collective efforts will shape a Better Canada. Together, let's build a future that reflects the values of connectivity, inclusivity, and excellence.

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