Father Edgar Thivierge Chair in Business History

23 06 2010

University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa has received $3.5 million from an undisclosed donor who has specified the money be used to create the Father Edgar Thivierge Chair in Business History.

The first holder of the Chair will be appointed in the upcoming months and will tap into his or her expertise and interests in business history to help design and deliver a new curriculum through which students can add a historical context to their exploration of business and, in the process, better understand the world they will face as business leaders.

“The Chair will also develop a research program in Canadian business history as it applies to management in the private, public and non-profit sectors, thus contributing to the progress of management expertise and leadership in Canada. Using a collaborative approach with other teachers, thinkers and researchers, the Chair aims to broaden the body of knowledge in management science by shedding light on the many facets of business history, including insights into family businesses, models of governance, financial systems, corporate structures, and the social, political and economic factors that shape our country.”

Read more.

It will be interesting to see what the job ad says about the specifics of the job. It’s pretty clear that U of Ottawa wants someone pretty senior, but aside from that it isn’t clear what sort of person they are looking for.


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