The Telfer School of Management is proud to announce that it has ranked in 5th position for its Undergraduate Business Programs and in 8th position for its MBA Business Program in the 8th Annual Corporate Knight School survey.

The first Corporate Knight Schools report was published in 2003, with the objective “… to shine a light on individuals in business schools across Canada who are working to push the social responsibility, environmentally sustainable and community engagement agendas forward”.

Seven reports have been completed to date, all of which produce a ranking of university programs according to how well they integrate sustainability into their curriculum and educational atmosphere. A total of 53 Business schools were involved in the survey, with 50 undergraduate degree programs evaluated and 38 MBA programs evaluated. Read the report » [This link is no longer available]

Social Responsibility at the Telfer School

Students at the Telfer School of Management continue to develop novel ways to support community engagement and social development in our city, in our country and throughout the world. Here are a few examples of activities from the past year.

12th Annual CASCO Charity Event
12th Annual CASCO Charity Event

  • CASCO, the Telfer School’s student charity organization, raised $29,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario at the group’s twelfth annual gala. Attended by hundreds of businesspeople, local leaders and Telfer School students and faculty members, the enormously popular celebration featured a three-course meal, silent and live auctions, and a high-energy dance and musical performance.
  • A team of Telfer EMBA students and alumni raised some $10,000 by participating in the tenth annual 24h Tremblant, the largest fundraising ski event in Eastern North America.
  • Four Telfer School students—Josée Archambault, Dmitry Berlin, Sarah Claytonand Steve Nyenkamp—raised more than $9,500 for Operation Come Home, a local charity that helps young homeless people. The five’s remarkable fundraising achievement was part of 5 Days for the Homeless, a charity campaign in which university students live "homeless" on campus to raise money and create greater awareness of homelessness.
  • Five Telfer MBA students joined forces to prepare an official response to the Federal Sustainable Development Strategyconsultation paper. Overall, the students gave the federal strategy passing marks: great goals and objectives. Yet the strategy has some drawbacks: linkages to implementation are unclear, and efforts to develop better tracking metrics and indicators were probably insufficient.