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Welcome to Innovative Thinking, a new platform created to share the latest in knowledge development at Telfer School with the community, academics, and potential research collaborators.

Be inspired by a selection of innovative research ideas, from articles published by our faculty in top-management journals to award-winning research projects. Telfer School’s Innovative Thinking shows our commitment towards research excellence without losing sight of our impactful role in the community.

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Professor Barbara Orser and a research team from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa have examined diversity in small and medium enterprise (SME) suppliers to the Government of Canada. Conducted in collaboration with Public Services and Procurement Canada, the report, Benchmarking SMEs as Suppliers to the Government of Canada: Inclusion, Innovation and International Trade, provides the federal government with a roadmap to increase diversity in SME suppliers.  Read more ›

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Meet the recipients of the 2018 Research Excellence Awards at Telfer: Professors Raahemi and Li have been recognized for their impact on the academic community and collaborations with different sectors of the industry. Read more ›

Towards a Digital Platform to Support Innovation and Learning in Health Organizations

Telfer School of Management Professors Lysanne Lessard, Agnes Grudniewicz, and Antoine Sauré are launching a research project entitled “Towards a Digital Platform for Learning Health Systems Innovation.” Their research is the first to win the SMRG Team Grant competition, an initiative created to support collaborative and interdisciplinary research between Telfer faculty members.  Read more ›

An innovative way of supporting community-based care for patients with complex needs

A PhD student in Management (Health Systems specialization), Andrea is interested in healthcare delivery, family caregiving, care transitions, information systems, design thinking, and innovation. Andrea’s love of healthcare research is equally matched by her passion for the culinary arts.  Read more ›

A model to help businesses manage social media growth

Alexander is a PhD candidate at the Telfer School of Management (Health Systems specialization). Besides his interest in applying analytics and management information systems methods to the area of mobile health technologies, Alexander loves travelling, playing volleyball, and riding and restoring his many bicycles.  Read more ›

Promoting Gender Equality in Federal SME Contracting

Telfer School of Management Professor Barbara Orser and her research team have been awarded a SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant. In collaboration with Public Services and Procurement Canada, Professor Orser will examine strategies to improve gender equality in the way small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) obtain contracts with the federal government.  Read more ›

Empowering Women Leaders in Healthcare: From Research to Practice

Telfer School of Management Professor Ivy Bourgeault is the CIHR Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health Human Resources. Her research produces knowledge about gender equality in the healthcare industry, helping key policymakers develop strategies and create more opportunities to advance women in management positions in the sector.  Read more ›

Rethinking Freight Transportation in Cities: A Smart Solution for An Old Problem

Combining a passion for applied mathematics and a motivation to improve the public transportation sector, new Telfer School of Management faculty, Professor Onur Ozturk, has developed a model to support Freight on Transit (FOT) using urban railways.  Read more ›

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