Edgar Thivierge The University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management is proud to announce the creation of the Father Edgar Thivierge Chair in Business History, thanks to an anonymous donation of $3.5 million to the business school. The new chair is expected to open for the 2011-2012 academic year.

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Ottawa Business Journal
“$3.5M donation spurs new Telfer chair” 

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The first holder of the Chair will be appointed in the upcoming months and will tap into his or her expertise and interests in business history to help design and deliver a new curriculum through which students can add a historical context to their exploration of business and, in the process, better understand the world they will face as business leaders.

The Chair will also develop a research program in Canadian business history as it applies to management in the private, public and non-profit sectors, thus contributing to the progress of management expertise and leadership in Canada. Using a collaborative approach with other teachers, thinkers and researchers, the Chair aims to broaden the body of knowledge in management science by shedding light on the many facets of business history, including insights into family businesses, models of governance, financial systems, corporate structures, and the social, political and economic factors that shape our country.

“This gift will allow the Telfer School of Management to add a unique dimension of business history to its teaching and research capacity, thereby correcting an omission in most management education programs in Canada, and offering students a solid grasp of history to inform decisions that lead to success,” says Micheál J. Kelly, outgoing dean at the Telfer School of Management.

Edgar Thivierge was born in Clarence Creek in 1901 and studied at the University of Ottawa between 1915 and 1920. After becoming a priest in 1926, Father Thivierge taught at the University of Ottawa from 1927 to 1966.

The Telfer School of Management is one of only three business schools in Canada, and one of only 40 worldwide, with the “triple-crown” of international accreditations (AACSB, AMBA and

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