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Michelle Douglas

Asper School of Business

The LGBT Purge in Canada: A Forgotten History with Michelle Douglas

October 6, 2021 — 
The James W. Burns Leadership Institute welcomes Michelle Douglas, human rights activist and survivor of the Canadian military “LGBT Purge” in the 1980s, for a discussion on what it means to make your voice heard and enact change through active engagement.

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Dr. Suzanne Gagnon

Asper School of Business

The Asper School of Business Welcomes a New Associate Dean

July 12, 2021 — 
The Asper School of Business welcomes Dr. Suzanne Gagnon, Canada Life Chair in Leadership Education and Director of the James W. Burns Leadership Institute, as the School’s Associate Dean of Professional Graduate Programs and Executive Education.

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Lauren Slegers standing in front of a brick wall.

Asper School of Business

Asper PSLP participant receives the Janice Filmon Leadership Scholarship

June 23, 2021 — 
Asper School of Business student, Lauren Slegers has been named as the recipient of the 2021 Janice Filmon Leadership Scholarship.

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Asper School of Business interior

Asper School of Business

Speaking out against racism

March 23, 2021 — 
Asper School of Business joins the conversation to support Winnipeg’s Anti-Racism week

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Israel Idonije

Israel Idonije on leadership

March 18, 2021 — 
Former NFL defensive end, entrepreneur and philanthropist Israel Idonije [LLD/14] first found his passion for leadership as a member of the UM Bisons football team.

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Student Amy Jackson

Asper School of Business

President’s Student Leadership Program — Manitoba’s next generation of leaders

February 10, 2021 — 
The President Student Leadership Program (PSLP), the marquee initiative of the UM’s James W. Burns Leadership Institute is now welcoming applications for its third cohort

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Picture of two smiling people, Cassie Dong and David Pinette.

Asper School of Business

The Power of Civic Engagement

December 11, 2020 — 
University of Manitoba students had a unique opportunity to learn about civic engagement, the role of the media, and leadership at this year’s first James W. Burns Leadership Institute Critical Issues event.

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Lisa Kassenaar and Kevin Chief

Asper School of Business

Who are you in the democracy?

November 19, 2020 — 
A panel discussion on how students can be leaders in democracy

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Group of people standing around in what appears to be a greenhouse. They have masks on and are gathered around plants in raised beds.

Asper School of Business

President’s Student Leadership Program serves up community programming during pandemic

October 6, 2020 — 
In June 2020, just months after COVID-19 began, 22 students were welcomed into the second cohort of the President’s Student Leadership Program (PSLP). Three months later, equipped with a collection of new leadership insights from the early stages of the program, participants completed their leadership service projects.

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Female students at the James W Burns Pharmacy Leadership Series

Asper School of Business

College of Pharmacy students prepare for the leadership imperative

September 28, 2020 — 
For the second year, the College of Pharmacy and the James W. Burns Leadership Institute are partnering to deliver cutting edge leadership seminars and training to UM Pharmacy students.

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