ASSOCIATES FIRST EVER VIRTUAL AGM – NOVEMBER 12, 2020

“It is hard for me to adequately put into words, but suffice to say I am very proud of the work that we do.” Colin Ryan, Past Chair

ASSOCIATES RESOPOND AND CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD DURING A VERY CHALLENGING YEAR.

ASSOCIATES SUPPORT TO SCHOOL AND STUDENTS CONTINUES AT A TIME WHEN STUDENTS NEED US MORE THAN EVER.

OUTGOING CHAIR COLIN RYAN THANKS ALL ASSOCIATES AND INTRODUCES NEW CHAIR ANDREW STIBBARD. 

  

WAG – Inuit Art Centre Tour

On August 25, The Associates gathered at the Rooftop Retreat @ the WAG for the first in-person event since March. With additional protocols in place to keep our members safe, Stephen Borys and Susan Thompson introduced the gallery’s Inuit Art Centre project as Associates mingled at a reception.

Notably, Associates were able to get a glimpse of Winnipeg’s newest world-class attraction on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Inuit Art Centre – opening to the public in January 2021.

We look forward to continuing to deliver value to our members with an upcoming mix of engaging virtual and in-person events as we adjust to our new reality.

IDEA Postponed to May 27, 2021

After an extensive review the IDEA committee has decided to further postpone IDEA to May 27, 2021.

This decision is being made to adhere to COVID distancing measures and the overarching belief that IDEA, as Manitoba’s premiere business event, has to be done right! While we will not be raising a glass to toast you all this fall, we will be back bigger and better than ever in the spring!

We all look forward to honouring Dr. Ernest Rady, whom the Associates have also nominated to receive the Order of Manitoba. He will be inducted as part of our IDEA 2021 celebration. While many suggested a virtual event, we have all come to realize we miss the shared IDEA experience. Dinner, conversation, tributes, and the entertainment are all part of a gala that cannot be captured on-line. Our thanks specifically to Arni Thorsteinson and the the IDEA committee for their leadership throughout these challenging times.

We look forward to you joining us on May 27, 2021! Thank you for your continued support of the Associates and the Asper School of Business. Whether financially or through volunteering, we appreciate what you do for the Associates, Asper students, the faculty and for our great Manitoba community. All sponsorship and tickets purchased and/or reserved for IDEA 2020 will be valid for IDEA 2021. If you have not reserved your tables or partnership opportunity, please contact AnnaMaria Toppazzini at ceo@associatesmb.ca.

Click here to watch an important message of graditude from Dr. Ernest Rady.

The Associates are the leaders, the innovators, the entrepreneurs who advance the Manitoba Economy.

Since 1982, The Associates have been dedicated to the advancement of business education at the I.H. Asper School of Business. Comprised of more than 300 senior executives, the Associates link the Asper School to the business community through mentorship, networking and philanthropy.

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The Associates are the leaders, the innovators, the entrepreneurs who advance the Manitoba economy. Since 1982, the Associates have been dedicated to the advancement of the business education at the I.H. Asper School of Business. Comprised of more than 300 senior executives, the Associates link the Asper School to the business community through mentorship, networking and philanthropy.

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Future Leaders

Inspired by their mission statement: Learn, Connect, Give Back. Since 1993 the Young Associates have linked young professionals to the business community offering developmental and networking forums. It is Manitoba’s premier network of young professionals connected to the I.H. Asper School of Business.

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Inspiring Entrepreneurs

Awarded first in 1984, IDEA honours international entrepreneurial success. The recipients are presented with the iconic IDEA medallion which they receive at the Associates annual IDEA dinner. The Associates’ tremendous efforts and influence ensures IDEA achieves increasing success by celebrating extraordinary recipients. IDEA generates international awareness and notoriety to the I.H. Asper School of Business and the entire University of Manitoba and serve as an inspiration for students and community.

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