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Congratulations to two remarkable Executive MBA alumni who were announced as recipients of the 2016 Telfer School's Trudeau Medals.

Congratulations to Telfer Executive MBA alumni Dr. Jack Kitts, EMBA 2001, and David Adamson, EMBA 2007, who were announced on June 1st by the Telfer School of Management to be recognized recipients of the 2016 Trudeau Medal.

Trudeau Medals

Established in honour of Reverend Father Roland Trudeau, OMI, former director of the University's Commerce department from 1950 to 1965, the Trudeau Medal is the highest honour given by the Telfer School of Management to its alumni. It recognizes leadership, initiative and contributions to the business world, the community and their alma mater.

It was first awarded in 1989 to recognize the leadership that some of our alumni have undertaken in their professional life.

David AdamsonDavid Adamson, EMBA 2007

David is the Assistant Deputy Minister, Cloud Brokering at Shared Services Canada (SSC). He transferred there in 2016 to establish a new public cloud brokering business line to enable departments to access cloud services in a secure, economical and rapid way. Before his appointment at SSC, he had been the Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Government of Canada at the Treasury Board Secretariat since 2013. From 2011 to 2013, he was the Chief Information Officer at Citizenship and Immigration Canada and between 2008 and 2011 he was the Chief Information Officer at Justice Canada. Prior to this he fulfilled a variety of Senior Director General roles at HRDC/Service Canada, including Chief Technology Officer and Chief Solutions Officer. He has also spent about a third of his career in private sector consulting and executive management.


Dr. Jack KittsDr. Jack Kitts, EMBA 2001

Dr. Kitts received his medical degree from the University of Ottawa in 1980. He then completed a tour of duty with the Canadian armed forces prior to joining the medical staff of the Ottawa Civic Hospital.  In 1998, he was appointed Vice President of Medical Affairs and led the medical staff during a complex restructuring of the Ottawa hospitals. After receiving his Executive MBA in 2001, he was named President and CEO of the Ottawa Hospital, a position he continues in today.  The Ottawa Hospital is known as one of the largest and most important research and teaching hospitals in Canada. Dr. Kitts’ roots are firmly anchored in the Ottawa Valley and his wife and three children have all chosen careers in the health sector.


Their outstanding contributions to the world of business, healthcare, community and their alma mater will be celebrated at the 2016 Telfer School of Management Gala of Excellence. The Gala will be held at the Shaw Centre on Saturday, October 15, 2016. This will also be an opportunity to collectively celebrate the Telfer School of Management's alma mater and highlight the graduation anniversary of the classes of 1966, 1976, 1991 and 2006.


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