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Asper School of Business mourns passing of long-time professor and alumna

October 3, 2019 — 
Dr. Usha Mittoo [MBA/81], Asper School of Business alumna and celebrated professor.

Dr. Usha Mittoo [MBA/81], Asper School of Business alumna and celebrated professor.

Asper School of Business alumna and celebrated professor, Dr. Usha Mittoo [MBA/81] passed away on September 14, 2019. 

Usha received her PhD in Finance from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the Asper School of Business. Usha joined Asper in 1988 and has since had a long-lasting positive impact on the faculty and the field of finance. She was a prolific researcher known worldwide for her influential work in the areas of international and corporate finance.

Usha was the first female Associate Dean at the Asper School of Business (1996-98), and in this role she spearheaded the faculty’s first AACSB accreditation. Usha received numerous awards and notations for her research, teaching and service. She held the BMO Professorship in Finance from 2000 to 2012 and the Stu Clark Professorship in Financial Management from 2012 until her recent passing.

Usha made a difference to the lives of the thousands of students she taught at all levels, especially to her doctoral students who aspire to follow in her footsteps.

“Her care for her students touched my heart. While we are all overwhelmed and saddened by her passing, our sincere sympathies go to Usha’s family during this difficult time. Usha will be greatly missed by her family, colleagues and students,” says Gady Jacoby, Dean and CPA Manitoba Chair in Business Leadership, Asper School of Business.

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