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ICYMI: What you missed this summer at Asper

September 5, 2019 — 

It has been a busy summer at the Asper School of Business. Here are the headlines you might have missed.

University welcomes $10 million gift, new grad school

The University of Manitoba has received a transformational gift to the Front and Centre campaign that will enhance the I.H. Asper School of Business’ role as a leader in business education and research.

Stu Clark, an esteemed alumnus and entrepreneur, has donated $10 million to the I.H. Asper School of Business at University of Manitoba. In recognition of this gift, the university is establishing the Stu Clark Graduate School at the I.H. Asper School of Business.

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Bruno Dyck wins international award

Asper professor Bruno Dyck has received an Expanded Reason Award in Teaching for his outstanding contributions to research and teaching. The awards are an initiative sponsored by the Vatican Foundation Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and the University Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid with the aim to celebrate and encourage innovation in interdisciplinary research.

Congratulations, Bruno!

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President’s Student Leadership Program wraps its inaugural core week

Developed in 2019 as the flagship initiative of the James W. Burns Leadership Institute at the University of Manitoba, the President’s Student Leadership Program launched this past June with a diverse group of 27 students in all levels of post-secondary study coming from the University of Manitoba, Red River College, the University of Winnipeg and University College of the North.

Using innovative ideas and pedagogy of leadership, students participated in hands-on workshops and engaged with top leaders in business, healthcare and community development sectors. The group also visited a variety of private, public and community organizations, including the United Way, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, Price Industries and Treaty One Corporation, developers of Kapyong Barracks urban reserve.

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Province invests $2.5M in James W. Burns Leadership Institute

The Manitoba government announced today that it is investing $2.5 million over 10 years to support the University of Manitoba’s James W. Burns Leadership Institute, located in the I. H. Asper School of Business.

Established in 2017 through the Front and Centre campaign, the institute supports undergraduate and graduate students from a number of disciplines, helping them develop leadership knowledge and skills to pursue careers in a broad range of fields. It also provides a knowledge centre for innovative educational programming in leadership and serves as a leadership research hub.

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Arran Caza receives Olive Beatrice Stanton Award for Excellence in Teaching

At the June convocation ceremonies, Asper professor Arran Caza received the Olive Beatrice Stanton Award for Excellence in Teaching. Caza has improved learning for thousands of students at the University of Manitoba through his innovative lectures and dedication to ensuring each student has the resources to succeed.

Congratulations, Arran!

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