#TELFERNATION CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF IMPACT
As we reflect on the past 50 years, we can’t help but feel incredibly proud of the impact our students, researchers, professors, staff and alumni have made in our community and around the world. We are now calling on you to share stories about what makes you proud of being part of #TELFERNATION.
#TelferNation Gives Back
Our school would not be what it is today without all the support we’ve received from our community. In the spirit of the 50th anniversary and to show our gratitude, we have launched the #TelferNation Gives Back initiative where, throughout the year, every department will be leading an activity to give back to our community. Want to get involved? Make a difference in your community and share a snapshot with a short description on how you give back.
On May 16 and June 22, 2019, the eMBA team will be raising funds for the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival and going into classrooms to teach financial literacy with the Junior Achievement (JA) program. The eMBA program participates annually in the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival and will be participating once again, including alumni, candidates and staff. Proceeds from the event go to the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation that selects five local charities to benefit from the proceeds.
The Alumni Engagement team assisted with the set up for the “Mother’s Day Shopping Spree” event at the Youville Centre on May 8, 2019. The Youville Centre is a non-profit, registered charity located in Ottawa that serves adolescent mothers and their children. This event allows young mothers an opportunity to “shop” for clothing, purses, shoes, and accessories, giving them a chance to feel pampered and special for all the work they do to better their future and their children’s future. The team chose this activity in order to have a direct impact on the lives of some local individuals.
The Complex Project Leadership team chose to organize a team event called “We share our soup” for Eat More Soup. Eat More Soup is a social enterprise and a charity which is operated by Adult and Family Literacy (ALSO). The team supported the cause by ordering soup for the Centre for Executive Leadership team on March 27, 2019.
The Telfer Management Library team is planning on continuously collecting donations of feminine hygiene products for the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa. The Elizabeth Fry Society is a feminist organization that supports and advocates for young and adult women in the local community who are criminalized or may become criminalized. The team chose this activity because they wanted to offer help to women in precarious situations, particularly offering items that are both expensive and essential.
The Telfer Administration team collected monetary donations and non-perishable food for St. Joseph’s Church and the community soup kitchen from April 15 to 18, 2019. The team decided they wanted to help provide a good Easter dinner to individuals in the community.
From the beginning of April until May 6, 2019, the Dean’s Office team collected donations from students, staff, and faculty at the school to put together “care kits” for St. Joe’s Women’s Centre and the Ottawa Mission. They collected a variety of items including gently used clothes, children’s toys, gift certificates, and more. They used Telfer’s social media channels to spread the word.
On April 30, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, the Student Services team helped their colleagues in the building office with their end-of-session project “Dump and Run“. They assisted with the collection and sorting of items left behind by students formerly living in the campus residences. In addition, the team is also donating food to St. Joe’s Soup Kitchen.
The Telfer Research team had put together a food basket that they presented to the Ottawa Food Bank to provide for local individuals in need on March 15, 2019. The Ottawa Food Bank works “in partnership to create a healthier city by empowering people, increasing access to healthy food, and advocating for systemic changes that reduce food insecurity”.
Four Alumni Experience a Day in the Life of a Student
Telfer has invited four alumni back to campus to relive their university experience with current students – sort of a “reverse job shadowing” program. Alumni will shadow a student for a day and learn about how new technology, emerging teaching methods and innovation has changed the way students learn. We will capture these moments on video and post them throughout the year! First episode coming in late March!
Toast to 50 Successful Years | June 26, 2019
July 1, 2019 will mark exactly 50 years since the Telfer School of Management was designated an independent faculty. Telfer has come a long way since its debut and we will celebrate in style with a Champagne, Strawberry and Scone social for all faculty and staff.