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Telfer Students Win First Place in Vanguard ETF Challenge with a Green Portfolio

 |  Category: Rising Stars

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the globe during the past few months, the stock market plummeted to new lows creating havoc for investors and financial planners. During this unprecedented time, a team of students at Telfer School competed against 37 teams from 20 different universities and colleges on an international stage in an investment competition.  Sponsored by The Vanguard Group, an investment management company based in the state of Pennsylvania, and hosted by Temple University’s Fox School of Business, the annual Vanguard Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) Challenge requires teams of four students to manage a portfolio of $1 million for three months. They analysed ETF from both a fundamental and technical point of view, evaluated risks, performed an economic analysis using micro and macro trends, and finally set up a strategy about a new ETF at Vanguard. The top 15 finalists were chosen based upon the overall performance of their portfolio. Given the exceptional circumstances this year, each team had to present its investment strategy online before a combined panel of Vanguard and Temple representatives, who selected the top two teams, one for each division (undergraduate and graduate).  Read more ›

Bachelor of Commerce Capstones & Intopia Strategy Simulation - Winter 2020

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During their final year of undergraduate studies, the Telfer Bachelor of Commerce students must complete their respective capstone courses. A capstone project is an academic experience where students conduct a live case study on a subject that targets a specific issue.  The students in Finance, Accounting, and Marketing participate in these final presentations at the end of their studies. The students must present their conclusions in front of a panel of judges and peers, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year's Capstone projects were not presented in front of a live audience, but they had the opportunity to still showcase their final presentations online to a panel of judges.   Read more ›

Enactus uOttawa Takes Home Three of the Four Titles at This Year’s Virtual Regionals

 |  Category: Latest News

Every year, the Enactus Canada Regional Exposition brings together student, academic, and industry leaders to celebrate the achievements of Canada’s future leaders and entrepreneurs. Typically, each school presents their live pitches to a panel of judges who decide which Enactus teams and student entrepreneurs will be named Regional Champions and move on to the final rounds of the competition held at the Enactus Canada National Exposition.  Read more ›

Post-secondary Education: Go To Cégep First Or Directly To University?

 |  Category: Student Voice

Like many high school students in Quebec, I believed that my post-secondary education should start at cégep. In order to be well supported in this decision, I met with my school's guidance counsellor. I then discovered another interesting, possible and advantageous option: going directly to the University of Ottawa.   Read more ›

Coming together to support our students and researchers

 |  Category: Community Engagement

The escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic is putting unprecedented financial burdens on many uOttawa students, and lower income students are especially vulnerable. A special emergency fund has been established by the University to provide critical support now.   We are asking alumni - if you can - to support uOttawa’s student emergency fund, or one of two Telfer-specific funds also set up to support our efforts in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more ›

3 young friends discussing

 |  Category: Student Voice

After high school in the Greater Toronto Area, I chose to attend the Telfer School of Management here in Ottawa. Now, I am a third-year Bachelor of Commerce student specializing in Business Technology Management and Marketing. As a student in the Greater Toronto Area, in Markham, there were plenty of schools to pick from in central Ontario.  Read more ›

student getting ready to write their online exam

 |  Category: Student Announcements

With physical distancing in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, students are faced with the new challenge of writing online exams. Although this change may be frightening for some, with enough preparation, students can learn to make the most of this new reality.  With this in mind, here are four tips to prepare for online exams. Read more ›

Telfer students sitting and studying in front of the large windows outside of the Faculty of Social Science (FSS)

 |  Category: Student Voice

Congratulations, you made it. You’ve been accepted to the Telfer School of Management. As wonderful and exciting as this experience will be, new challenges will arise. Today, I’m giving you a survival guide to your first year at Telfer.   Read more ›

Wealthy man on a bench

 |  Category: Student Voice

I will walk you through the exact study tips that I used to earn thousands of dollars in scholarships at Telfer.    Read more ›

Students studying at a coffee shop

 |  Category: Student Voice

Need a break from studying on campus? Want a new, fresh environment to study in? Searching for either a good latté, snack, lunch or even a healthy smoothie while you’re at it? Look no further.   Read more ›

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