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Maria McKay: A Mentor Through Change Management

 |  Category: Black History Month

Successful in her career, Maria McKay (Telfer MBA, 2012) is a caring mentor and a true agent of change for her clients in the public sector and for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities and beyond. Maria is a Senior Manager in KPMG's People & Change Advisory Services Practice. She grew up in an environment where differences of opinions and ideas were encouraged and seen as a strength. Throughout her life, she lived according to the values of promoting good, both for herself and others around her, by standing up for what’s right and supporting people to do the same.   Read more ›

Meet Professor Lavagnon Ika: Making a difference through research, teaching, and practice

 |  Category: Black History Month

Lavagnon Ika is a Full Professor of Project Management and founding director of the new Observatory on Large-Scale Projects at the Telfer School of Management, who makes a difference at the school and beyond when it comes to his research, teaching, and practice.  Read more ›

Abdul-Aziz Garuba Jr: A leadership journey to leave a mark and uplift others

 |  Category: Black History Month

Abdul-Aziz Garuba Jr. is a strong business leader who leaves an indelible mark on those who interact with him. He graduated from the Telfer School of Management in 2008, where he obtained his BCom with two specializations in Accounting and Finance. He then went on to complete his MBA at Queen’s University in 2012 and earned his CPA designation in 2013. Aziz is currently the Director of Cost Transformation and Reporting Finance for RBC Capital Markets.  Read more ›

CASCO Gives a New Meaning to “The Show Must Go On”

 |  Category: Black History Month

Madison Shearer and LeShaun Bernett, both in their third-year of studies at the University of Ottawa, are two of the choreographers responsible for the success of this year’s amazing CASCO fundraising production. Despite the pandemic disrupting their usual annual gala plans, the team managed to raise an impressive $53,524 for CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario), just $9,000 short of their last year’s donation. Read more ›

Meet Gaëlle Faye: an integral staff member at the Telfer Career Centre

 |  Category: Black History Month

Gaëlle Faye has been an integral staff member at the Telfer Career Centre since starting her role as Career Engagement Coordinator in early 2019. Her commitment to students shines through in her one-on-one discussion with students, her Instagram Live appearances on Telfer’s account, and in her many accomplishments both during her time as a student and as a staff member. Read more ›

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