Thank you to everyone who took part in honouring Dr. Hartley T. Richardson at IDEA 2019.

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Working Together

The Associates are a unique group of top business leaders who share the Asper School of Business' commitment to excellence in business education.

An external organization created to advance the School's strategic development beyond what can be accomplished with public funding; the group is comprised of senior-level executives and leaders who understand the importance of having a strong, mutually beneficial relationship between the business community and the world-class business school that serves its higher-order education and research needs.

Membership in the Associates comes with numerous value-added programs and events. We share knowledge, experience and opportunities with each other and with the business leaders of tomorrow through our unique relationship with the School.

Message from the Associates Chair

I am honoured to be Chair of the Associates of the Asper School of Business.  I have been very involved with both the Young Associates and Associates for the better part of 25 years so I am looking forward to continuing to support our business school.

The Associates are a group of leaders that serve as the essential  connection between the Manitoba business community and the Asper School of Business.  We are dedicated to mentoring students and inspiring and enabling excellence in business education.  Having a world class business school in Manitoba and developing the next generation of leaders is critical to sustained economic development.

By sharing knowledge, experience, and networks with each other, we create an environment of excellence and relevance which will prepare Manitoba's future business leaders for the opportunities and challenges that await them; and will serve to ensure a prosperous future for the Manitoba economy.

I am looking forward to continuing the development and growth of our association of successful leaders dedicated to ensuring that Manitoba has a world-class business school.

Colin Ryan, CFA, ICD.D
Chair, The Associates
BMO | Senior Vice-President | Managing Director | Portfolio Manager


Message from the Dean

The Associates is the finest program of its type in Canada. The Asper School of Business is indeed fortunate to have the continued strong support of the business community as it pursues its goal of excellence in management education. Over two hundred business men and women in Winnipeg and across Canada have assumed the commitment of the Associates through their annual membership.

Management education is undergoing major changes, and business schools must adapt to these changing conditions. As the Asper School of Business meets the challenges of the future, the Associates will be a vital part of the strategic initiatives undertaken. With the continued support of the business community, the Asper School of Business will maintain its reputation as one of the finest business schools in Canada.

Dr. Gady Jacoby
Dean and CPA Manitoba Chair in Business Leadership

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