About the Donor: Stephen Jarislowsky

Stephen Jarislowsky

Most people will know Stephen Jarislowsky as one of Canada’s most successful mutual fund managers and as the former chairman and CEO of the investment firm Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited.  As the co- founder of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, he has been a champion for good governance and management in Canada.  Not surprisingly, public service management is understandably an important topic to him since the public sector occupies such a large role in Canadian society. 

A graduate of Harvard, Cornell, and the University of Chicago, Dr. Jarislowsky’s accolades include the Order of Canada and National Order of Quebec.  He has also received honorary law degrees from many Canadian Universities, including Queen’s, Concordia, and McMaster.  Dr. Jarislowsky’s book The Investment Zoo, Taming the Bulls and the Bears climbed the Canadian bestseller list after its release in 2005, making him an accomplished writer as well.

The University of Ottawa is not the only recipient of Dr. Jarislowsky’s generosity.  Numerous other Canadian universities are also home to a research chair that bears the Jarislowsky name.  For example, he has also contributed to the establishment of the Jarislowsky / SNC-Lavalin Research Chair in the Management of International Projects at Polytechnique Montréal and the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in International Business at Laval University. In 2016, the Jarislowsky Chair in Water and Global Health was endowed at Carleton University.

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