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Boushra El Haj Hassan, Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipient

Boushra El Haj Hassan has been awarded a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. This scholarship provides financial support to high-caliber students across Canada and enables them to fully concentrate on their studies.

Boushra is a PhD student in Management, in the field of Finance. She holds a Master of Science in Management (2011), and a Bachelor of Commerce (2008), from the University of Ottawa and graduated with the highest honor – Summa Cum Laude. At the professional level, she has 10 years of experience in the public sector. Her professional profile includes a work term at Cognos incorporated as a Customer Support Technical Analyst, and many assignments at the University of Ottawa as a Teacher Assistant.

Boushra’s research interests include behavioral finance and corporate governance. For her thesis, the research will be focused on firms’ political connections and executive compensation. She chose the Telfer School of Management because of the supportive environment necessary to succeed and develop at the PhD level: great professors, great support from the graduate office and the research office staffs.