The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa and Interis Consulting announced that the firm is making an initial contribution of $180,000 to the Telfer School to fund three new academic initiatives involving the study of public sector performance management. The funding is for a research fellowship, an Interis scholarship for MSc students and a new public sector performance management research cluster at the Telfer School.

Professor Swee C. Goh, Ph.D., has been selected as the Interis Research Fellow. The purpose of this fellowship is to support research in understanding how to achieve effective performance management in public sector organizations. Commenting on his appointment, Professor Goh said: “In my view, research in this area is very timely and much needed. Senior managers in government are facing important challenges with an increasing accountability focus and close scrutiny from the public on effective service and program delivery.”

Micheál Kelly, Dean of the Telfer School, added: “Professor Swee Goh is an excellent choice for this fellowship. He is a distinguished researcher with a very strong focus on the application of research and an outstanding teacher. I have no doubt that as the Interis Research Fellow he will be able to build a dynamic research program that will make a valuable contribution to the management of Canada’s public sector organizations.”