Donors and Partners 2017-18

A big thank you to all our donors and volunteers!

In 2017–18, the Faculty of Social Sciences raised more than $1.4 million dollars from almost 400 donors, which helped us to:

  • Recruit the brightest minds
  • Enhance experiential learning opportunities
  • Help disadvantaged students realize their full potential
  • Support the following:

             - Research centres and laboratories

             - Conferences, symposia and knowledge mobilization

             - Talent acquisition and retention

             - Community engagement activities

Making a difference

The support of our alumni, employees, friends and corporate and foundation partners is very important to us. Because of your generosity in 2017–18, we were able to:

  • Award over 150 donor-established scholarships and bursaries, valued at more than $500,000
  • Invite Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire to share his personal experiences with post-traumatic stress disorder with an audience of 300 students, alumni and community members
  • Co-host the second annual Women’s Leadership Summit, featuring  Québec Dragon Danièle Henkel as keynote speaker
  • Organize the 13th annual Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine
  • Launch the Mauril Bélanger Lecture Series with an initial talk on New Frontiers: The Dynamics of Francophone Space in the Capital, featuring uOttawa professor Ann Gilbert as keynote speaker
  • Develop an open-access Digital Curriculum for Teaching Community Mobilization Skills to Syrian refugees in Lebanon
  • Strengthen public awareness regarding Canadian energy policy, regulation and decision making by convening energy leaders to uOttawa, piloting timely research studies, undertaking original public opinion research and disseminating research and engagement findings via various means of distribution 
  • Produce a final report for the Study Group on Global Education, thus equipping young Canadians to succeed at home and abroad

Special recognition

The Faculty of Social Sciences is grateful for the generosity of the following individuals, corporations and organizations, among many others:

  • BC Oil and Gas Commission
  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
  • Canadian Electricity Association
  • Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
  • Canadian Gas Association
  • Canadian Wind Energy Association
  • Cenovus Energy
  • Encana Corporation
  • Estate of Arnold Amber
  • Fondation Famille Bertrand
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Multi-Health Systems
  • Open Society Institute
  • RBC Foundation
  • Shawn and Khushali Singh
  • Wolodymyr George Danyliw Foundation

Our outstanding volunteers

We would also like to express our profound gratitude to our Faculty of Social Sciences Campaign Cabinet members for their time and commitment to the Faculty, personal generosity and willingness to open doors to new partners.

Campaign Cabinet chair 

  • Duane Green, president and CEO, Franklin Templeton Investments

Members at large

  • Julie Barker-Merz, senior vice-president, South Western Ontario Division, Bank of Montreal
  • Sam Boutziouvis, vice-president, government relations and multilateral development institutions, SNC-Lavalin
  • Hubert Marleau, co-founder, Palos Management
  • Shawn Singh, general counsel and chief compliance officer, Luminus Management, LLC
  • Steven Stein, founder and chief executive officer, Multi-Health Systems
  • Rita Theil, founder, CEO and president, JacKryn Holdings Inc., and founder, The Women’s Mentor Initiative  

Over the past year, Faculty of Social Sciences Campaign Cabinet members have:

  • Hosted a VIP dinner for Social Sciences alumni in New York City  
  • Hosted a targeted event for Social Sciences alumni working in the finance sector in Toronto, featuring uOttawa alumnus Michael Greenberg, CFA, CAIA vice-president and portfolio manager, Franklin Templeton Solutions
  • Helped organize and sponsor the 2018 Women’s Leadership Summit Event
  • Shared their career paths and professional insights with uOttawa students and alumni  
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