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Dr. Ernest Rady [BComm/58, LLB/62, LLD/15]. // PHOTO BY THOMAS FRICKE

Alumnus Dr. Ernest Rady announced as 2020 IDEA recipient

November 27, 2019 — 
The Associates of the Asper School of Business at UM have announced that Dr. Ernest Rady is the recipient of the 2020 International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award

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Dr. Hartley T. Richardson with Dr. Gady Jacoby, dean, I.H. Asper School of Business

2019 IDEA recipient gives advice to Asper students

May 23, 2019 — 
Yesterday morning, Winnipeg business and community leader Dr. Hartley T. Richardson, recipient of the 2019 IDEA Award, met and spoke with more than 100 University of Manitoba students and faculty at the Asper School of Business.

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Hartley T. Richardson.

Business and community leader Hartley T. Richardson announced as 2019 IDEA recipient

September 6, 2018 — 
For only the third time in its 36-year history, a Manitoba entrepreneur will be the recipient of the University of Manitoba’s International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award (IDEA)


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Arianna Huffington recipient of the 2018 International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award

June 14, 2018 — 
Arianna Huffington is founder of The Huffington Post and founder and CEO of Thrive Global



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Arianna Huffington to speak to students

June 4, 2018 — 
Business icon Arianna Huffington will speak with University of Manitoba students at the Asper School of Business on Tuesday, June 12.


David Foster with grammy awards

David Foster, 2017 IDEA recipient, to speak with students and faculty of Asper School, Desautels Faculty of Music

June 12, 2017 — 
On June 13, David Foster will speak to students and faculty of the Asper School of Business and the Desautels Faculty of Music, sharing his story and vision and answering questions

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David Foster with grammy awards

David Foster – producer, composer, humanitarian – announced as 2017 IDEA recipient

February 2, 2017 — 
Recognizing his contributions to the music industry, economic life in Canada, and his work with over 400 charities



Prem Watsa to be honoured by Asper School

May 31, 2016 — 
Prem Watsa, the recipient of the 2016 International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award (IDEA), will share his story of success with Asper School of Business students on Tuesday, June 7

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Prem Watsa announced as 2016 IDEA recipient

December 4, 2015 — 
The 'Warren Buffett of Canada' shows us what can be accomplished with hard work, vision and a willingness to take calculated risks

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David Thomson has been named the recipient of the University of Manitoba’s 2015 International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award (IDEA)

David Thomson receives IDEA honour

June 1, 2015 — 
'He stands apart as a role model for those who seek to contribute to the economic life of this country and communities around the world.'

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