It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of
Executive in Residence,
Master of Health Administration Program
Telfer School of Management,
University of Ottawa
Surrounded by his family, Michel passed away peacefully on February 19, 2010 at the Élizabeth Bruyère palliative care unit after a heroic battle with cancer.
After a rewarding and productive career in healthcare administration throughout the Ottawa and Hawkesbury areas, Michel joined the Master of Health Administration program at the Telfer School of Management as Executive-in-Residence (2000). He proved to be an invaluable contributor to the university community and to the students. Upon his arrival to the school he took on the role of helping his colleagues better understand the complexities of delivering health services. His function as mentor to students became a deep rooted passion, not only concerning academics but about life after university. His dedication, optimism and positive demeanor inspired all of us who worked with Michel and motivated our students to excel in the classroom and beyond. His wise advice, delivered always with a smile, touched the lives of many of us and we will carry it in our hearts. Through the Michel Lalonde MHA Scholarship we will make sure that Michel’s values endure within the MHA program and are passed on to future generations of students.