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A year in review at the Asper School of Business

December 23, 2020 — 
It is hard to believe that another year has passed at the Asper School of Business. To celebrate, we are sharing some of our most read stories in 2020.

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Six images of winners of the Associates Achievement Awards

Asper School of Business

2020 Associates Achievement Awards

November 23, 2020 — 
Asper faculty recognized for oustanding contributions in research, teaching and engagement.

Dr Fang Wan

Asper School of Business

Clarity Required in COVID-19 Communications

November 15, 2020 — 
Asper School of Business Marketing Professor  and F. Ross Johnson Fellow, Dr. Fang Wan had the opportunity to provide her insights and discuss the strategies and effectiveness of Manitoba's recent COVID related lock-down communications on CJOB last Thursday, November 12.

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Picture of University of Manitoba Professor, Dr. Zhenzhen

Asper School of Business

Investigating risk and return

October 29, 2020 — 
Dr. Zhenzhen Fan, an Assistant Professor at the Asper School of Business, recently had her paper Moment Risk Premia and Stock Return Predictability published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA). With a reputation as one of the top finance journals on the market, being placed in this publication is a significant academic achievement. According to Cambridge University Press, “the JFQA prints less than 9% of the more than 1,000 manuscripts submitted annually.”

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Asper Professor Dr. Victor Cui

Asper School of Business

Exploring the influence of star inventors

October 7, 2020 — 
Dr. Victor Cui, Asper Associate Professor in Business Strategy, has been awarded a prestigious Social Services and Humanities Council Research (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant to support his research on the impact that star inventors have on exploratory innovation in technology firms.

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Airship flying over Canada's North

Financial Post: Forget the Hindenburg!

October 1, 2020 — 
Our ban on hydrogen airships is misguided and needs to be revoked, prof argues

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Yik Au standing in a suit.

Asper School of Business

Diversity Research Awarded

September 9, 2020 — 
Asper Assistant Professor in Finance, Dr. Shiu-Yik (Yik) Au, and his co-investigator, Andréanne Tremblay from Université Lavalhave been awarded a prestigious Social Services and Humanities Council Research Insight Grant (SSHRC) Insight Grant to support their research on the impact discrimination has on firm value.

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Seniors walking at university

SSHRC invests in researchers studying issues related to individuals and society

July 7, 2020 — 
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has awarded $91 million in funding to more than 1,253 researchers from 60 different Canadian institutions, following the 2019-20 Insight Grants competition. Among these are 10 UM researchers who collectively received $1,796,707 in funding.

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coffee shop

Economy after pandemic will be different, say experts

May 5, 2020 — 
A UM finance prof and an economist have weighed in on how the economy and business sector will look like post-pandemic, and agree that it will definitely be different.

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A person works on a computer with two monitor screens.

Paving the way forward for organizational transformations

May 5, 2020 — 
'There’s a lot to celebrate when you consider that many organizations are responding'

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