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Corey Ellis

 |  Category: Alumni in the Lead

Corey Ellis is the Co-founder and CEO of The Growcer, a company he started three years ago with the goal of providing a tool for northerners to grow food. As Co-Founder and CEO, Corey leads sales, community engagement and business development activities, maximizing social impact in the communities The Growcer operates in. In addition, Corey oversees the research and development function of the organization, ensuring continuous improvement in customer offerings.  Read more ›

François Vaqué, smiling

 |  Category: Alumni in the Lead

Strategic leader, developer and builder, François Vaqué is an accomplished business pioneer whose career path was enriched by his MBA from Telfer. With a Bachelor in International Commerce from Rouen and in Economics from the Université du Québec à Montréal, François chose to pursue his studies at Telfer because of the diversity of its students as well as its faculty expertise. The MBA program gave François the opportunity to meet potential employers, which allowed him to work at Newbridge Networks and participate in the development of its marketing function. Later on, François worked as product manager at Future Electronics, before launching his own company named Marketingisland.com. His work experiences provided him with the knowledge necessary to become Vice-President of marketing and communications for KPMG and Davies Ward Philips & Vineberg. These prestigious positions strengthened his reputation as a business professional with a vast expertise in communications and marketing, and led him to become Vice-President of public relations and corporate affairs at Citoyen. Even though François has a successful career, he strongly believes in the importance of achieving a healthy work-life balance. He explained that what matters most to him is working hard, having a good career and finding a balance between his personal and professional life. He developed this perspective during his studies at Telfer, because his cohort taught him that you could work hard while still having fun. François is inspired by social implication, which is why he gives back to his community through art foundations. Furthermore, he is engaged with his alma mater by organizing alumni events and being a speaker at Telfer conferences to show his recognition to the faculty that shaped him. He encourages students to engage themselves, whether that be in nonprofit organizations, with family or at work in order to have a balanced and rewarding life.    Read more ›

Telfer employees with the Dean hold a trophy, smiling.

 |  Category: Community Engagement

The Employee Giving program is an annual initiative run by the University of Ottawa, which seeks to engage faculty, support staff and retirees in support of student-focused initiatives. These donations focus on enhancing the student experience with scholarships, financial aid and research programs. This year marks the eighth year of the campaign, in which the Telfer School saw its most successful participation rate to date.   Read more ›

Michelle Savoy

 |  Category: Alumni in the Lead

I arrived at the Telfer School almost 30 years ago as a young student, unsure of how I would perform. I needn’t have worried: my professors gave me all the tools I needed to succeed. Best of all, they nurtured in me a confidence I didn’t know I had—the self-assurance to see myself in a top job, to be a leader of a successful organization and to improve my community through giving.  Read more ›

Benchmarking Small and Medium Enterprises as Suppliers to the Government of Canada

 |  Category: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

A new Telfer study, conducted in collaboration with Public Services and Procurement Canada, identifies action strategies to increase federal SME supplier diversity and inclusive innovation. Showcased at the Chatham House International Policy Forum in the UK, the report provides important benchmarks about the progress of women entrepreneurs in Canada, and sets a standard of reporting in examining gender of firm ownership, breadth and types of innovation and federal SME contracting.    Read more ›

Congratulations to Five Remarkable Alumni

 |  Category: Telferimpact

From left to right: Sarah E Downey, Debbie Fischer, Deanna Monaghan, Gabriel Bouchard-Phillips & Michelle Savoy  Read more ›

Alumna Linda Eagen (EMBA 2002) Honoured at the Businesswoman of the Year Awards

 |  Category: Appointments and Honours

On April 19th, twelve Ottawa women were honoured for their entrepreneurial and professional achievements at the Ottawa’s Businesswoman of the Year Awards (BYAs). The BYAs presents a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the professional achievements of businesswomen working in organizations across the National Capital Region as well as to celebrate the recipients recognized within our business community.  Read more ›

Bernadette Sarrazin

 |  Category: Appointments and Honours

For the last four years, the Fondation franco-Ontarienne (FFO) has been highlighting the commitment of women in the Ontario community and their achievements through the Sapphire Night. This year's theme was Diversity, and a total of seven women were recognized under four categories. Two women were recognized for each of the following categories; Community Engagement, Youth component, and two for the "Professional" component while one winner was named for the "Female Personality of the Year" category.  Read more ›

Ian Telfer

 |  Category: Appointments and Honours

On May 17, 2018, Ian Telfer was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame (CBHF). Each year, the CBHF recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of the country most distinguished business leaders and our very own Ian Telfer; Chairman of Goldcorp has been inducted into the class of 2018.  Read more ›

Donors Matter - Alumni Week

 |  Category: Alumni in the Lead

James Yersh (BCom 1996), Chief Financial Officer at Blackberry and 2016 Donor of the year, speaks at the Telfer Alumni Breakfast in November 2015.  Read more ›

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