Strategic Areas of Expertise
The Telfer School defines a Strategic Area of Expertise (SAE) as a distinctive, relevant and sustainable platform for achieving national and international reputation in research, teaching and outreach. The objective is to create “full spectrum” SAEs that range from basic and applied research, pedagogy to program delivery and outreach.
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
By focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation, the School aims to make a meaningful contribution to the economic prosperity of Canada and the region, and to help advance the commercialization of R&D. The School’s research activities, programs and initiatives are aligned to enable participation in the policy & regulatory conversation, and to generate an entrepreneurial and ‘intrapreneurial’ attitude in our graduates.
Our expertise in this area includes:
- The Deloitte Professorship in the Management of Growth Enterprises
- The Research Chair in Canadian Francophonie
- The Paul Desmarais Professor
- The Power Corporation Professor in the Management of Technological Enterprises
- The RBC Financial Group Professor in the Commercialization of Innovation
- Emerging Technologies and Innovation Management Laboratory
- The Institute for Science, Society and Public Policy
Health Systems Management
The Telfer School aims contribute solutions to Canada’s health challenges and to advance dialogue on healthcare policy. A principal focus is to create and validate enabling technologies, processes and practices and to generate management expertise that improves healthcare costs and outcomes. Long-standing relationships exist with the Faculties of Medicine, Engineering and Health Sciences, and hospitals in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
Support to this strategic area is provided by:
- Core faculty members who are recognized experts in their fields
- The Nursing Best Practices Research Centre
- Institute of Population Health
- Mobile Emergency Triage (MET) Research Program
- IBM Centre for Business Analytics and Performance
Analytics & Performance
The school aims to generate the necessary skills for our graduates to gain insight from data to lead and manage change and performance. Business analytics and performance management can foster improved organizational productivity, especially in the areas where society is facing pressing problems such as in health care, energy, and the environment. Contributions in this field can also help shape public policy directions.
We advance our work in this area through:
- The Canada Research Chair in Information and Performance Management
- The Professor in Performance Management
- The Telfer Research Fellow