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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.

Student Caroline Chamberland

Caroline is a PhD student in Management (Health Systems specialization). Driven by her desire to pursue a career in international development and her passion for maternal health, Caroline decided to learn more about maternal health workforce in situations of displacement and fragility.  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 ›

2017-18 Telfer PhD Student Awards

On May 9th, the Telfer School of Management hosted an end-of-semester celebration lunch to congratulate all PhD students for their hard work over the past year.  Read more ›

Light bulb with sun on backgound

Social Science Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Engage Grants provide support for research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector.  Read more ›

Care provider using AI

It is expected that analytics and Artificial Intelligence will transform all sectors of Canada’s economy, including healthcare. Some analytics and AI solutions are already transforming healthcare delivery and improving the quality of care for the patients.  Read more ›

financial analysits talking

With growing warnings of risks of a financial crisis worldwide, finding tools that help banks navigate the uncertainties of the financial world is extremely important. Since the 2008 financial crisis, banks have invested heavily on new technologies to improve their risk management strategies.  Read more ›

Baby boy working on computer

Family-owned firms play a major economic role worldwide. Only in Canada, family firms employ over 6 million people and contribute more than 60% of our GDP according to the Family Enterprise Xchange.  Read more ›

Over-optimism in project management: Beyond the “management-as-planned” approach

Earlier in 2018, OC Transpo announced that the light rail Confederation line, currently the largest infrastructure project in Ottawa, won’t be completed within the initial time frame. Although not completely surprising, this new chapter of the O-Train construction made headlines and initiated vivid discussions on social media.  Read more ›

Electronic Business Technology students shine in the 2018 Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Poster Competition

Five graduate students in the Electronic Business Technology program (EBT) presented their research projects in the 2018 uOttawa Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Poster Competition. The competition was held on March 27th at the Faculty of Engineering.  Read more ›

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