James E. Orban with dean Micheál J. Kelly James E. Orban (EMBA 1998) received the Dean’s Philos Award, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated outstanding philanthropic achievement and social commitment. The award was presented at the Telfer School of Management Gala of Excellence on September 29, 2007.

In 2003 James was appointed to the position of Publisher of the Ottawa Citizen. He is responsible for all the day-to-day business and editorial operations at the Citizen. Throughout his newspaper career Jim has been involved in many community and newspaper organizations. His current community activity include: University of Ottawa board of Governors, Sisters of Charity Health Services Foundation (Chair 2001-04), the Ottawa Partnership (TOP), the Ottawa Hospital (marketing and communications), University of Ottawa (external relations committee) and Telfer School of Management advisory board, the Ottawa Senators Foundation, Salvation Army advisory board, the Boys and Girls Club advisory board, Opera Lyra board of advisors, and the School of Dance Advisory Council.