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Eugene Melnyk

Owner of the Ottawa Senators, businessman, and philanthropist.
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Eugene's Track Record
Sports Owner
Ottawa Senators,
Belleville Senators & Horse Racing
A passion to win and compete at the highest level.
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Business Leader
Founder & CEO of Biovail
Founded what was once Canada’s largest publicly traded pharmaceutical company.
Eugene's Business Background ⟶
Investor
Neurolign, Clean Beauty Collective & More
Investing in companies that help people and create a better world.
Companies & Investments ⟶
Philanthropist
Giving Back to Our Community & Beyond
Focusing on giving back to the Ottawa community and beyond.
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Eugene's Blog
More than ever, we need to collectively focus on mental health issues and how they’re affecting us as individuals and as a society. COVID-19 has underscored the critical necessity of dealing with, and understanding, the growing mental health issues in our communities.‍
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Let’s not turn off the lights and lower the curtain on our entertainment; let’s innovate instead
January 18, 2021
Whether it’s physical, mental, economic, frustration or fatigue, the pandemic has affected and upended almost every corner of our lives. We are hurting. These days, the daily infection count — and related deaths — has become our new national score card.
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Statement from Eugene Melnyk Clarifying Position on Fans Returning To Arenas
January 12, 2021
The start of the NHL season is just a few short days away and like many fans, I can’t wait to see our Ottawa Senators back on the ice.
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Statement on the Passing of John Muckler
January 5, 2021
Eugene Melnyk's statement on the passing of John Muckler.
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Creating a quantum shift in how we deal with concussions and brain injuries
December 9, 2020
Concussions affect as many as 60 million people worldwide every year. Surprised? What if I told you this type of traumatic brain injury is a serious neurological disorder that often goes undetected, improperly diagnosed and untreated.
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Recent News
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Ottawa Citizen
Jun 18
CTC and four other locations open as vaccination sites Monday
You can take your own shot at the Canadian Tire Centre starting Monday.
Ottawa Citizen
Jun 3
Eugene Melnyk is right — the city of Ottawa isn't being fair
Eugene Melnyk’s frustration with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and city hall boiled over in a recent interview and you can’t really blame him.
Ottawa Sun
May 27
"1,000 SMILES": Ottawa Senators' owner Eugene Melnyk gives local hospitals a treat to help celebrate his birthday
Here’s the scoop on those ice cream trucks that made their way to Ottawa hospitals on Thursday afternoon. Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk and his girlfriend, Sharilyne Anderson, wanted to share his 62nd birthday celebration with the good people who have been working hard to keep everybody safe during the COVID-19 pandemic by giving them a treat.
Ottawa Sun
Mar 11
A year into COVID-19, Senators' owner Eugene Melnyk looks forward to a return to normal
Like many others, Eugene Melnyk sees hope on the horizon.
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