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Dr. Hersh Shefrin: 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient for Lifetime Achievement

March 11, 2019 — 
Dr. Hersh Shefrin [BSc(Hons)/70] has built his career on behavioural finance—the understanding that people can be unpredictable, rash and foolish

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(Left to right): Hilary Ransom, Wendy Schultz and Sarah Holtmann at SHEday 2019. // Photo courtesy of Sarah Holtmann.

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Asper Network of Empowered Women (ANEW) open to students from all faculties

March 7, 2019 — 
ANEW’s mission is to create a community of support and encouragement for young women at the U of M.


Adam Henry and Nick Zajac. // Photo supplied by Nick Zajac.

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Asper students to represent Team Canada at 2019 Winter Universiade

March 1, 2019 — 
Asper students Adam Henry and Nick Zajac will represent Team Canada at the 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyrarsk, Russia. The pair have been selected to be on the Canada men’s hockey team and will compete in the tournament which takes place from March 2 to 12.

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Free public conference addressing climate change and northern transportation

March 1, 2019 — 
Join us March 2. Seminar topics will include a report on climate change, building all-weather gravel roads in the Canadian Shield and cargo airships for the north



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Take risks on your investments and yourself: Gary Ng [BComm (Honours)/07]

February 20, 2019 — 
In late November, Gary Ng (BComm (Honours) ’07) acquired PI Financial Corp., a western-Canadian-based wealth management firm, for $101 million. At just 34-years-old, the Winnipeg native from humble beginnings is now the Executive Chairman of the company.


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How to leverage your social presence to pivot your career: Chris Nepomuceno [MBA/09]

February 19, 2019 — 
In 2015, Chris Nepomuceno (MBA ’09) was given eight weeks to find a new job when his division at TD Bank Financial Group in Toronto was sold to another company. He felt like a failure and was at a point in his life where he wasn’t sure what his next career move should be, or what the end-goal was.


In 2017, Absolut Vodka ran their "Kiss With Pride" campaign

The Conversation: Out of the closet: Easing the backlash against same-sex couples in advertising

February 6, 2019 — 
Gay-vague advertisements have proven popular with the LGBTQ community members while avoiding backlash from straight consumers. However, as society has become more accepting, mainstream brands started featuring same-sex couples in their advertisements

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President's Student Leadership Program


Leadership in 2019

February 5, 2019 — 
Suzanne Gagnon, Great-West Life Chair in Leadership Education, shares her insight on how we should be approaching leadership in 2019

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Left to right: Abel Nyamori, Jordan Delury, Howard Harmatz, Collin Drosdoski, Peirce Dickson and Paige Small at the Inter-Collegiate Business Case competition. // Photo provided by Abel Nyamori

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Asper students finish first in two categories at ICBC

January 31, 2019 — 
Two teams of students from the Asper School of Business recently competed at the finals of he Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) at Queen’s University from January 17-19


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Can we effectively combine science and the humanities?

January 21, 2019 — 
The Expanded Reason Awards celebrate and encourage innovation in transdisciplinary scientific research and academic programs that demonstrate how the sciences can be integrated with the humanities

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