Asper Indigenous News Archive
November 14, 2023 —
For 17 years, Indigenous Business Education Partners (IBEP) at the Asper School of Business has hosted the Visionary Indigenous Business (VIBE) Awards, recognizing the achievements of Indigenous businesses, business leaders and entrepreneurs in Manitoba. The 2023 VIBE Award recipients are Dreamcatcher Promotions and La Brasserie Nonsuch Brewing Co.
August 30, 2023 —
On August 29, 2023, Dean Bruno Silvestre of the Asper School of Business signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with leaders from Norway House Cree Nation and Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc (MKO).
June 21, 2023 —
At the Asper School of Business, First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, alumni and colleagues are leaders in pursuing economic reconciliation for Indigenous peoples, as entrepreneurs, educators, accountants, analysts and more.
June 19, 2023 —
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. On this day, Canadians are encouraged to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples of Canada. As Dean of the Asper School of Business, I would like to share my experience learning about the history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and engaging with current and future perspectives.
June 19, 2023 —
Jim Thunder [MBA/17], pursued an Asper MBA because he wanted a career that would allow him to contribute to solving problems and creating change on a larger scale, with a focus on enhancing Indigenous communities and amplifying calls for reconciliation.
June 14, 2023 —
The Asper School of Business will launch a new Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) curriculum, beginning in Fall 2023. Developed by the Asper School’s Undergraduate Review Committee, the new curriculum will prepare students to face the dynamic landscape of business—to anticipate emerging issues and innovations while responding to existing problems.
June 12, 2023 —
Asper BComm grad Deidre Dewar worked for years to secure something more important than a singular purpose. In committing to learning, making sacrifices and embracing her story—challenges and all—she found possibility.
May 10, 2023 —
Kathleen BlueSky’s [MBA/15] role as co-founder and board chair of Wiijii’idiwag Ikwewag began during her time in the Asper MBA program, in a confluence of hard truths and tenderness.
March 31, 2023 —
Cassie Phaneuf [BComm(Hons)/22] majored in actuarial mathematics at the Asper School of Business before securing an internship at Intact Insurance in Montréal. Despite her specialization, her first assigned project involved more than traditional actuarial work. With the breadth of her business education, Phaneuf was well-prepared.
February 22, 2023 —
Like many young professionals, Carter Wilson [BComm(Hons)/18] knows that making connections is useful.