Undergraduate Students' Corner
Did you know that you can earn 3 credits of ADM electives in your program by helping a professor with their current research project?
ADM 3998 Applied Research in Management allows you to work with a professor for 36 hours per term, helping you gain meaningful academic research experience, while participating in an exciting venture that will help us make a greener, healthier, happier and wealthier Canada.
Here is a list of research projects that might interest you:
Prof. Cheryl Qi’s “FINTRAC-uOttawa Telfer School of Management Collaboration Pilot”:
- How do cryptocurrencies fit into Canada’s Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime and what are the vulnerabilities and money laundering/terrorist activity financing challenges of the most commonly used cryptocurrencies based on Canada’s regulatory framework?
- What are some of the emerging technologies in FINTECH and how are illicit actors reportedly leveraging them to conduct their activities?
- How has cryptocurrency been used in terrorist activity financing, what vulnerabilities and challenges are there under the regime established by the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act and its regulations?
Prof. Tywoniak’s “Research on the strategic behavior of Canadian Major Projects”:
- This research project will develop longitudinal case histories of major Canadian projects, such as: Ottawa LRT, Phoenix pay system, Renovation of Parliament’s Centre Block, Muskrat Falls power station, etc. The aim of the research is to develop a model of project behavior and help better understand why projects fail and succeed.
- Students participating in the research project will be responsible for the development and execution of a research plan for an agreed case study. Research will aim to document key project events based on publicly available documents and interviews (when applicable). This is an opportunity to work closely on a high profile research initiative within the Major Project Observatory, Telfer’s newest research organization.
Prof. Kouamé’s “Multidisciplinary review of emerging topics in business practices”:
- The goal of this project is to go beyond the focus of a specific discipline on these emerging topics in order to achieve a multidisciplinary and integrated view.
- The role of the students will consist of reviewing publications on the topics from the most impactful journals in the chosen disciplines. Given the multidisciplinary nature of the review, students from all management disciplines are welcome.
- This project provides opportunities for students to familiarize themselves with the context of management research, to develop their skills in reviewing literature, and also to learn about emerging topics that can help them later in their professional practices.
Prof. Ruhi’s “Comprehensive Evaluation of Online Disinformation-Countering Tools”:
- While misinformation (unintentionally inaccurate information) and disinformation (intentionally deceptive information) have posed significant problems in civil democratic discourse for many centuries, these challenges have been greatly amplified in the digital age. The digital information ecosystem is polluted with different types of “fakes” including falsified news stories, satire, hoaxes, propaganda, rumours, and clickbait. Various combinations of these are being used as weapons by scammers, hackers, fearmongers, conspiracy theorists and election-meddlers to intentionally undermine citizen trust or cause public harm. To identify and counter these types of disinformation, various online tools have been developed in recent years by private sector companies, non-profit organizations, and civil society organizations. These tools range from websites powered by human fact-checkers to verify the accuracy of information, to bot and spam detection tools that can identify automated bot activity on social media, to automated artificial intelligence applications that can generate credibility ratings for online content.
- In this research project, we aim to perform a comprehensive interdisciplinary study of various types of disinformation that is prevalent online today, and through a functional and user-experience evaluation of disinformation-countering tools that aim to help counter such disinformation.
Prof. Ruhi’s “Exploring Learning Analytics for Adaptive E-Learning”:
- This research project aims to facilitate the development, implementation, and evaluation of an anticipatory and adaptive e-learning environment that uses learning analytics to analyze and model user profiles of students, and consequently offers them personalized learning pathways and targeted learning resources. Learning analytics (LA) refers to tools and techniques that enable the collection, measurement, analysis, and reporting of data about students and their contexts in order to understand and optimize teaching practices, learning processes, and the learning environment.
- In the first phase of this research, we will explore the drivers and barriers for the implementation and adoption of learning analytics in higher education contexts and propose a technology architecture for a potential learning analytics system.
Prof. Fathallah’s “Conducting management research in the Middle East ”:
- We make the case that capitalizing on local contexts in the Middle East could generate high quality research that advances our understanding of multiple management phenomena
- We offer a selective summary of recent research conducted in the Middle East that made important contributions to micro and macro management domains and theories. We also describe opportunities for future research in these domains. Finally, we offer practical and actionable advice on how to address typical challenges encountered when conducting management research in this region.