World of Possibilities Opens for Mitel

Mitel Network’s friendly acquisition of southern Ontario-based Aastra Technologies created a billion-dollar company with 60 million customers around the world, making it the city’s biggest tech deal this year. “(Mitel) started some 41 years ago as two entrepreneurs in a little strip mall in Kanata,” says Steve Spooner, Mitel’s chief financial officer. “To look at … Continue reading World of Possibilities Opens for Mitel

Telfer Helps Battle Corruption

After 30 years working overseas assignments in emerging markets, Marvin Hough has learned a thing or two about spotting corruption in international markets.  Now, as executive-in-residence and academic director at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management, he is part of a team offering a one-day seminar on anti-corruption tactics. The seminar, which takes … Continue reading Telfer Helps Battle Corruption

Ottawa Looks to Get a Jump on Opportunities in World’s Fastest-Growing Economy

A lot has happened since Ottawa established a sister-city relationship with Beijing back in 1999. The recently ratified Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement is just one example. The deal, signed in 2012, is a bilateral pact designed to encourage more foreign investment between Canada and China. “FIPA opens the door to more opportunities for … Continue reading Ottawa Looks to Get a Jump on Opportunities in World’s Fastest-Growing Economy

FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES: NewFound Success for Recruiters

The owners of NewFound Recruiting haven’t wasted any time. © Photo by Cole Burston. Steve Stanley (left) and Todd LeSage of NewFound Recruiting. Slightly more than three years after it launched, the professional staffing and recruiting firm now has clients from coast to coast and rapidly growing annual revenues. “It’s beyond my wildest expectations what we’ve … Continue reading FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES: NewFound Success for Recruiters

Contemplating Time with Les Filles de la Croix

Dominique Rey, Sr Carmen (2009), colour photograph, 61 x 91 cm. Courtesy of the artist  Continuing her exploration of the concepts of sisterhood and women who live on the margins of the dominant culture, Winnipeg artist Dominique Rey spent a decade immersing herself in the lives of a disappearing order of nuns: Les Filles de … Continue reading Contemplating Time with Les Filles de la Croix

FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES: Diversification Key to KTL’s Success

KTL Group is no stranger to OBJ’s Fastest-Growing Companies list, making the cut for the fifth time in six years. “The market for us right now couldn’t be better,” says CEO Matthew Harding. “That’s ironic because the government is consolidating and there’s doom and gloom in the marketplace and on the news. I think for … Continue reading FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES: Diversification Key to KTL’s Success

Japan’s Influence on Inuit Printmakers: The Untold Story

Lukta Qiatsuk, Owl (1959), stonecut. © CMH. Photo: Marie-Louise Deruaz Inuit prints have become an iconic part of Canadian art. Yet few know the origins of the craft, or the role played by an artistic tradition from the other side of the world. Inuit Prints: Japanese Inspiration explores the meeting of two graphic arts traditions … Continue reading Japan’s Influence on Inuit Printmakers: The Untold Story

Espial CEO Helping Power the Smart TV Revolution

After 17 years at the helm of Espial Group, Jaison Dolvane has seen his share of ups and downs in the high tech world. But with shares of the Ottawa-based digital TV and Internet protocol television software and solutions provider trading near a five-year high and the company’s executives predicting positive cash flow for the … Continue reading Espial CEO Helping Power the Smart TV Revolution