Comments & Feedback from Students

Here is a selection of student testimonials from current and past students. Prior permission was obtained from all students whose name is listed on this page.

Additional student comments about my teaching can be viewed on my LinkedIn profile or on the RateMyProfessors website.

You can also provide your own testimonial by submitting the form at the bottom of this page.

Comments from Undergraduate Students:

“Your course was unconventional and memorable, and learning from a professor with a background in consulting made your lectures highly engaging and applicable in the workforce.
… Your thought-provoking class discussions made it easy to stay motivated to succeed in your course.
Needless to say, my final semester of university would have been much more boring without your course.”
~ Hannah Behzadi – BCom Student, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa.


“I was very impressed with the relevance and interesting content presented in the course. The projects were extremely clear and concise and led me to gain a solid foundation in the usage of important business applications that have helped me in my career as a consultant.
… Your projects made us go in depth in these applications and uncover features and functions that many people don’t know exist,
and I still carry these concepts with me until now. I found this course to be extremely beneficial and have even recommended it to several acquaintances of mine to this day,
in order to help them gain a solid understanding of important tools used in many business roles.”
~ Carolyne Fahim – BCom Student, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa.


“I thank you very much for your professionalism in class and clear concern for students.
… you gave your class a tremendous understanding of what was expected of them from the course and also did a wonderful job
of providing useful explanations and supplementary ‘real-world’ examples and analogies.
… thank you very much for your work this term. You are clearly a knowledgeable professional who shows genuine concern for students.”
~ Matt Sturges – BBA Student, School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University.


“I attended every class this semester felt that your teaching style was great.
… I liked the fact that you show concern for us (students) by asking us if we have any questions during class,
understanding the material and offering assistance when applicable.”
~ Chris Ventresca – BBA Student, School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University.


“I wanted to let you know that I found coming to class very helpful for a change.
… I like the focus on going through examples because they do really help when I am doing my homework, as well as correcting/doing the assignemnts.”
~ Angela Deosaran – BBA Student, School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University.


Comments from Graduate Students:


“Let me just say that I have been highly inspired and motivated by your depth of knowledge, resourcefulness, attention to detail and professionalism.
… I really appreciate that you furnish your students with the necessary theoretical basis and professional application of the topics that you teach.
I really enjoyed the course environment that stimulated intellectual discussions and allowed students to freely request clarity on issues they were unsure about.”
~ Okhaide Akhigbe – PhD Candidate – E-Business Technologies, School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of Ottawa.


“Many teachers simply lecture and assume that students absorb the information. Dr. Ruhi goes a step beyond with his courses ensuring that students engage the material on a personal level. He conducts engaging live demos in class and his assignments are truly hands-on experiences which I appreciate as a kinaesthetic learner.
They force students to utilize the kinds of technologies discussed in class and apply the frameworks to real-life situations.
In fact, I’m not giving them justice; they were fun and engaging – a rare treat.
It is obvious that Dr. Ruhi puts extra effort in course design and I for one really appreciate it.”
~ David Allsop – MSc Student – E-Business Technologies, Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, University of Ottawa.


” It is rare to find an instructor with the depth of subject knowledge and the gift of teaching, as found in Umar Ruhi.
… Umar is a talented educator, passionate about his area of expertise, and dedicated to assisting in the learning process of students.”
~ Caroline Dwyer – MBA Student, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University.


“Umar is definitely one of the best instructors that we had in the program at the school.
… when it comes to Information Technology, Umar obviously knows his stuff.
He also taught the Java Security course, which I think was a great success …”
~ Sam Kern – Student, Post Graduate Program in Internet Software Development, School of Information Technology, Humber College.