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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.

An innovative solution to tackle scheduling problems in the production industry

In a new research project, Assistant Professor Onur Ozturk, an analytics expert from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, proposes a novel approach to develop interconnected models and solution techniques. For this purpose, he has recently received a Discovery grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Read more ›

A new system design framework for optimum digital interactions

Professor Craig Kuziemsky has received a Discovery grant by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to define these system requirements and develop a design framework for DPI in the healthcare setting. Read more ›

Powerful decision-making tools to deal with complex information

Associate Professor Sarah Ben Amor hopes to produce a cloud-based software, a robust-decision making tool that can support health professionals in analyzing complex information. She has received a Discovery Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Read more ›

Celebrating our PhD Student Accomplishments in 2018-2019

The Telfer School of Management assembled on May 9th for the annual end-of-year PhD celebration, to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of all our doctoral students over the year. Since the launch of the PhD program in 2016, three cohorts of outstanding doctoral students have joined the Telfer School.  Read more ›

Challenging Myths about People Living with Disabilities in the Workplace

People living with disabilities not only face barriers in daily life, they also face adversity on the labor market. Why do they not experience the same access to work opportunities as their counterparts without disabilities do? The most likely culprit is misinformation: employers still believe in unfounded myths about how people living with disabilities are likely to perform in the workplace.  Read more ›

Social commerce: Improving online shopping experience

Today’s society depends heavily on online commerce, mostly for convenience. However, consumers lose the advantages of in-person shopping, like receiving advice from a sales representative and the possibility of trying on items.  Read more ›

New University Research Chair will Support Gender, Equity and Inclusion among Professional Workers

An internationally recognized researcher in gender and health workforce leadership from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa will examine how organizations can foster greater gender equity and inclusiveness among professional workers.  Read more ›

Research shows how three external factors impact gender diversity of corporate boards

In a new study, Professor Walid Ben Amar from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa and his co-authors evaluated how a combination of socio-economic, individual, and legal factors influence gender diversity in the composition of board of directors. Read more ›

The power of analytics: coordinating health services for elderly patients

Researchers from the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management used advanced analytics to develop a novel optimization model. Their model can help health organizations better coordinate services offered to elderly patients whose health needs can be met through community care.  Read more ›

Using AI to predict better health outcomes

Working with critical care specialists and surgeons at the Ottawa Hospital, Professor Wojtek Michalowski and his Mobile Emergency Triage research group at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management developed two AI-powered tools to help clinicians make better informed decisions to improve patient care. In 2018, the project received a Discovery grant by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Read more ›

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