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.

IDEA 2020 will be held on September 24, 2020 at the RBC Convention Centre.

YA Live Webinar – Emergent BioSolutions Local Innovators & COVID-19

The Young Associates are hosting a live presentation exclusive to YA and the Associates featuring Emergent BioSolutions "Local Innovators and COVID-19" on Thursday, May 07, 2020 at 12:55 PM. Learn how and what this local company is doing to find a solution to end...

President Barnard Thanks Associates

I am pleased to share with you this letter from Dr. David Barnard. The Associates are proud to have helped the University and in particular the Asper School of Business in offering a significant contribution to Emergency Bursaries for students. It is through your...

COVID-19 Economic Perspective Live Recording

The Associates hosted a Live Virtual Presentation via Zoom on April 22nd, 2020, featuring Benjamin Tal, Managing Director & Chief Economist of CIBC World Markets. This live session, produced exclusively for The Associates and Young Associates explored the impacts...

Connections

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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