François Julien has been a professor at the Telfer School of Management for more than twenty-five years. He served as Director of the Telfer MBA Program from 1997 to 2004 and was the Associate Dean (Programs) and Vice-Dean of the Telfer School of Management from 2005 to 2010. Over his tenure, he oversaw the creation of the School's first two research-based programs, the M.Sc. in Management and the M.Sc. in Health Systems, led the curriculum revision of all programs offered by the School, and contributed significantly to the quality of the student experience through initiatives such as the creation of the Personal and Leadership Development Program.
François Julien was appointed Acting Dean of the Telfer School on July 1, 2010 and was appointed Dean of the Telfer School of Management on January 1, 2011. His second term began on July 1, 2016 and ended on June 30, 2020.
As Dean, his duties include: formulating and implementing the School’s strategic plan, developing the academic development plan of the School, including the creation and abolishment of academic programs, managing the operating budget and endowed funds of the School, being the external face of the School, fundraising, cultivating alumni and community relations, establishing international partnerships with other business school and corporate partners, hiring and evaluating full-time professors, and representing the School at the Senate of the University of Ottawa.
During his first mandate as Dean, the School launched a PhD Program and a Master of Business in Complex Project Leadership, established close to twenty exchange partnerships with top ranked accredited business schools around the world, hired 38 new professors, built its Finance Research and Learning Laboratory, created a student-managed Capital Fund, developed its research enterprise and impact, and maintained its triple international accreditations, AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, one of only two business schools in Canada, and of 70 schools globally to have achieved this distinction.
Dean Julien has served on numerous Business School Accreditation Panels for AACSB and EQUIS, and is member of the Ottawa Network for Education Board. He received his Honours Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa (Summa cum laude, University gold medal) in 1986, his Master's of Applied Science (Management Science, 1988) and his Ph.D. (Management Science, Gold medal, 1991), from the University of Waterloo.