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23 students as part of the 2021 Presidents Students Leadership Program

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President’s Student Leadership Program Announces 2021 Cohort of Students

May 7, 2021 — 
The James W. Burns Leadership Institute is pleased to announce the third cohort of the unique in Canada President’s Student Leadership Program (PSLP) at the University of Manitoba.

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Photo shows yellow taxi lights on roofs of taxis vehicles at night. // Image from Lexi Anderson/Unsplash

How Uber drivers avoided — and contributed to — the fate of taxi drivers

May 7, 2021 — 
Countries around the world are wrestling with whether to classify Uber drivers and other gig economy workers as independent contractors or employees

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Lauren Slegers, Hayley Yamamoto, Sid Sharma, Tara Flatt and Gurkamaljeet Dhaliwal and Michael Kurtas, Shyam Moorthi and Dolly Taneja, and BComm students, Laura Mickey and James Pham

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Turning case success into community support

April 28, 2021 — 
In the final week of the case competition season, Asper students were busy successfully representing the School on the international stage with undergraduate and MBA teams achieving first and second place finishes in their events at the International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC).

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Dr. Chi Liao on left and Dr. Nathan Greidanus on right

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ADHD and Entrepreneurship

April 15, 2021 — 
Paper addressing the relationship between attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and entrepreneurship published in Journal of Business Venturing

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Katrina Dacca and Jackie Wild

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Asper student and alumna lead new vision for Manitoba Filipino Business Council

April 3, 2021 — 
Earlier this year the Manitoba Filipino Business Council (MFBC) announced their newly elected Board of Directors and for the very first time in the council’s history, the Board reflects a majority female leadership team.

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P S L P closing ceremony Zoom screen shot.

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President’s Student Leadership Program Second Cohort Celebration

April 1, 2021 — 
On March 20, the second cohort of the President’s Student Leadership Program (PSLP), the James W. Burns Leadership Institute's marquee initiative, gathered in a virtual celebration to mark program graduation and achievements.

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Mary Jane Maillet Brownscombe wearing a white shirt smiling at the camera.

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The business of reconciliation: Asper appoints new Executive-in-Residence

March 31, 2021 — 
Mary Jane Maillet Brownscombe [BComm(Hons)/88, MA/11] has a long-term relationship with the University of Manitoba

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Aerial view of Asper School of Business

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Research conference on Indigenous business themes connects academics around the globe

March 26, 2021 — 
On March 18 and 19, the Asper School of Businesses' Indigenous Business Edcuation Partners and the James W. Burns Leadership Institute hosted the inaugural Emerging Themes in Indigenous Business research conference. Two hundred people from around the world including Australia, New Zealand, France, The United Kingdom, Chile,  Mexico and across Canada participated in the two-day conference.  

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Picture of woman with brown hair and purple shirt smiling. A nice landscape photo of the University of Manitoba in the background.

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Asper student wins UM wide co-op award 

March 26, 2021 — 
Fourth-year Asper student, Aimy Johnson, has been awarded the 2020 UM Co-op Champion Award. In 2020, Johnson worked as a marketing intern at Innovair Group. She was involved in website development, planned new products and services, managed the company’s social media, and was a member of the corporate Pandemic Response Team, Safety Committee, and Wellness Team. Johnson also helped launch Innovair’s marketing campaign, Connections.

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Asper-Science Case team places first at Munich Re Cup 

March 24, 2021 — 
On March 12, UM students added another case competition win by placing first at the Munich Re Cup, an actuarial business case competition open to students in the Canada and United States. The competition provides a chance for students to develop and apply their analytical, presentation, and problem-solving skills to real-world business problems. 

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