University of Ottawa

Year of foundation: 1848
Approx. number of students: 38,000
Period of study: Early September-End December; Early January-End April
MCI partner since: 2012

The City

Ottawa is the capital of Canada, the second largest city in the Province of Ontario, and the fourth largest city in the country. Located in the Ottawa Valley, the city lies in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario on the Ottawa River, a major waterway forming the local boundary between the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.Ottawa is connected by several bridges to its Quebec neighbour on the shores of the Ottawa River — the city of Gatineau. Ottawa has approx. 815,000 inhabitants. In 2010, Ottawa had the 2nd highest quality of living of any city in the Americas, and 14th highest in the world according to the "Mercer Human Resource Consulting Quality of Living Survey". It was also considered the 3rd cleanest city in the world by Mercers 2010 eco-city ranking.

The University

The University of Ottawa (French: Université d'Ottawa) (also known as uOttawa or nicknamed U of O, and Ottawa U) is a bilingual, research-intensive, non-denominational, international university in Ottawa, Ontario. It is one of the oldest universities in Canada. It was originally established as the College of Bytown in 1848 by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Formerly a liberal arts college, it has been teaching pure and applied sciences in both English and French since the 19th century.

MCI students will study at the business school of the University of Ottawa: The Telfer School of Management. The school is named in honour of one university alumnus, Ian Telfer (MBA 1976), who made a significant donation to the University of Ottawa. The donation of $25 million to the school's business program is the largest donation in Canadian history to be given to a business school. The Telfer School of Management is one of only three schools in North America with triple accreditation. It is fully accredited by the AACSB (United States), the Association of MBAs (United Kingdom), and the EFMD (EQUIS) (Europe).
The school shares the newly constructed Desmarais Building[ (fr. Pavillon Desmarais), designed by Moriyama & Teshima Architects, with the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The Telfer School of Management has also ranked among the Financial Times Top 150 business schools for the last four consecutive years (2004-2007). The Corporate Knights magazine 2005 survey of business schools ranked the university's undergraduate program 4th in Canada. In the 2007 survey of business and law rankings, the undergraduate business program placed 10th. The rankings use additional components of social and environmental impact management infused into their curricula.