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 has been postponed to September 24, 2020 and will remain at the RBC Convention Centre.

Chair’s Message

Dear Associates,  The Associates began in 1983 to support Manitoba’s Business School, the Asper School of Business. For 37 years we have provided unwavering support to the students, the faculty and stakeholders of Asper and continue to do so in these uncertain times....

CEO’s Message

Dear Associates, YA, Partners, Supporters and Friends, In light of the rapidly changing status of COVID-19, our office hours will be limited until further notice and we will continue to operate at the best of our capability. During these extraordinary times, our...

Asper School of Business: Employment Report 2019

The Career Development Centre at the Asper School of Business produces an annual employment report highlighting the career success and opportunities experienced by our undergraduate and graduate students.  The content and statistics for the report are compiled through...

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.

Become an Associate

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.

Become a Young Associate

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.

Be part of IDEA