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The Telfer Forum series was launched in 2017 to fill the gap between research and practice, to foster Telfer researchers’ collaborations with the public and private sectors, and to enhance the visibility of our thought leadership in the national capital region. Overall, our main goal is to share the value and impact of Telfer research with entrepreneurs, professionals, organizational leaders, and policymakers in the Ottawa community.

During these events, two researchers from the Telfer School of Management and two leaders of public or private organizations address pressing issues that are relevant to Canadians, such as the obstacles facing entrepreneurs, blockchain technologies, the application of AI in healthcare, complexity in healthcare, the use of data for public good, and well-being in the workplace. To date, over 450 people have participated in interactive and engaging discussions about the challenges and opportunities regarding these issues. You can browse a list of past Telfer Forums here.

To continue our mission in sharing evidence-based knowledge with the Ottawa community, we are issuing an open call throughout the Telfer School of Management asking for contributions from Telfer professors. At this point, we are asking you to contact us to signal your interest in contributing with an idea for a Telfer Forum in 2020/2021. No topic is out of bounds – it just needs to be evidence-based knowledge that can have an impact on public, private and not-for-profit organizations. Please send a 300-word proposal written in lay language to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 30th, 2020. Your proposal should include your research topic and how it impacts the community, another Telfer collaborator, and two external partners or collaborators from public, private, or not-for-profit organizations (optional).

By working together to share your research insights at the Telfer Forums, we will strengthen our collective impact and promote our leading expertise for Canadians.

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