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Asian Heritage Month: Impact in Manitoba and beyond News Archive

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A joint message on Asian Heritage Month

May 8, 2023 — 
UM joins with Asian communities in Manitoba and nationally to recognize and celebrate the achievements of those of diverse Asian heritage

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Culture Shift

April 18, 2023 — 
Alum Jeff Liu played a starring role in a unique business experiment that brought Chinese workers to middle America, captured in the Oscar-winning documentary American Factory. As president of a global auto-glass company, he had a window into a world of clashing cultures, humanity in the workplace, and what it takes to get ahead.

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Asper alum follows his intuition to re-map success

April 3, 2023 — 
Sidhant Sharma [BComm(Hons)/21] is forthcoming about the highs and lows of his career journey. A Business Analyst Team Lead at Bison Transport, Sharma says the secret to his success is a combination of leaving his comfort zone, leading with responsibility, and following the occasional gut feeling.

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Lei Lu reappointed as Bryce Douglas Chair in Corporate Finance

January 26, 2023 — 
Dr. Lei Lu has been reappointed as the Bryce Douglas Chair in Corporate Finance.

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The Big (Tiny) Problem

January 17, 2023 — 
Microplastics in our waters may threaten ecosystems and accelerate the melting of Arctic sea ice. But are we ignoring the greater danger at the heart of this climate conundrum?

Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women: Raman Dhaliwal

October 19, 2022 — 
UM alum, key player in Manitoba's COVID-19 response named among Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women

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B. Mario Pinto appointed UM’s new Vice-President (Research and International)

October 3, 2022 — 
Dr. Pinto, renowned as a champion of global connectivity, assumed his position at UM on Oct. 1, 2022

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Tina Chen named as the inaugural Executive Lead (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) at UM

January 26, 2022 — 
She will provide overall leadership of the university’s EDI initiatives, working to eradicate all systemic inequities and biases.

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My Firstborn

October 26, 2021 — 
Facebook developer Vincent Cheung tells us about bringing Portal into the world and why we shouldn’t be afraid robots will take over. “AI is really, really dumb.”

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Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women: Tina Chen

October 25, 2021 — 
Champion of equity, diversity and inclusion is one of seven UM faculty members named among Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women

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