Associates’ Enterprise Award
The Associates’ Student Enterprise Award was established in 1999. It is an annual business award in the amount of $2500 for a student of the I. H. Asper School of Business who demonstrates qualities of an enterprising individual. The Awards are presented on the basis of merit with particular references to enterprising accomplishments, student leadership and academic achievement. The award is presented at the annual Commerce Students’ Association Business Banquet.
One Award of $2,500 will be awarded to a student in the Asper School of Business who:
1. Is a full-time student (9 credit hours in each fall term and winter term) in the Asper School of Business who has completed a minimum of 60 credit hours.
2. Awards are presented on the basis of merit with particular references to enterprising accomplishments, academic achievement, and leadership.
Enterprising accomplishments are defined as activities in which the student has demonstrated initiative, creativity, persistence and risk-taking along with academic training and acquired knowledge to achieve a new business idea or project and making this project successful.
Demonstrated leadership in either the school environment/community as a whole.
Applicants are required to submit: (a) the application form; (b) a resumé; (c) two letters
of reference; (d) a copy of your most recent transcript; (e) essay (maximum 500 words) explaining how your involvement in any organization or business environment has shown an enterprising spirit.
Candidates who meet the criteria may be interviewed by the selection committee.
2020 Recipient – Trent Favoni-Grossart
2019 Recipient – Amanda Fanning
2018 Recipient – Matthew Thomson
International Study Awards
Established in 2000, the University of Manitoba Business School Foundation International Study Awards supports full-time students in the I. H. Asper School of Business who have ranked at the top of the group accepted to the International Student Exchange Program. The number and value of scholarships awarded each year will be at the discretion of the selection committee but shall not exceed $1,500 each.
2018 - 2019 Award Winners
Kara Thorvaldson: I. H. Asper School of Business Honours
Stephanie Sheedy: I. H. Asper School of Business Honours
Cole Corlett-Hedley: I. H. Asper School of Business Red River College Joint Program
Russell Hewlett: I. H. Asper School of Business Honours Co-op
Kristi Perrin: I. H. Asper School of Business Honours Co-op
Mackenzie Collette: I. H. Asper School of Business Honours Co-op
Emily Lee: I. H. Asper School of Business Honours
Keaton Ostir: I. H. Asper School of Business Honours
Jessica Vong: I. H. Asper School of Business Honours Co-op
Kirsten Holle: I. H. Asper School of Business Honours
Kellie Verwey: I. H. Asper School of Business Honours
Felipe Garcia Recio: I. H. Asper School of Business Honours Co-op
Jonathan Gingera: I. H. Asper School of Business Honours
Jack Lawrence: I. H. Asper School of Business Honours
Janella Andres: I. H. Asper School of Business Honours Co-op
Nicole Dudeck: I. H. Asper School of Business Honours Co-op
Myles Hunker: I. H. Asper School of Business Honours
Brennan Siemens: I. H. Asper School of Business Honours Co-op
Associates Award for Study in the MBA Program
A $250 award offered each year to the student who achieves the second highest grade point average in the Asper MBA program.
MFin 2020 Award Recipient: Mr. Yuhang Lyu – Top graduating GPA in the program.
MBA 2020 Award Recipients: Ms. Tara Chawla & Mr. Christopher Life
Associates Achievement Awards for Faculty of the Asper School of Business
Established in October 1991, there will be up to 5 awards of $5,000 available each year. It is the discretion of the recipient how the amount is allocated. Up to half of the award amount may be taken as a cash award while the remainder can be used for research, travel and education or other activities that support the recipient’s professional activities. Funds used for research, travel and education or other activities must be spent within the one-year period.
Number of Awards
There will be up to 5 awards disbursed each year. These awards will be distributed among the three categories of research, teaching, and engagement. No more than two awards should be presented in any one category. Should there not be a suitable recipient in a particular category, the award will not be awarded. Awards need not be awarded each year.
Nature and Purpose of Awards
The purpose of the Associates Achievement Award program is to provide an additional form of recognition and reward to faculty members who have demonstrated particularly high achievements in the areas of research, teaching, service or innovation. The term “achievement” is purposely used to note that the awards will recognize specific accomplishments from July 1 to June 30, rather than overall long-term performance (which is rewarded by tenure, promotion, and annual merit increases). The funding for the awards will be provided by the Associates of the Asper School of Business, whom will act as the donor and the governing body of the program.
Achievement awards will be available in the areas of research, teaching, and engagement. Please note that the category of teaching refers to courses taught at various levels, graduate student supervision, and teaching innovation. The category of engagement refers to engagement with the academic community, with student, as well as the business community.
All full-time and part-time (i.e. non-tenure/sessional) faculty are eligible.
In the spirit of recognizing that many types of achievements contribute to the Faculty’s reputation and development, each award category will use the broadest possible interpretation. Eligibility for an award in any one category requires satisfactory performance in the areas of research, teaching, and engagement.
Dr. Bruno Dyck ~ Teaching, Dr. Chi Liao ~ Engagement, Dr. Lei Lu ~ Research, Dr. Changmin Jiang ~ Research, Mr. Justin Price ~ Teaching & Engagement, Dr. Subbu Sivaramakrishnan ~ COVID-19 Award, Dr. Fang Wan ~ COVID-19 Award (2nd Place), Dr. Yik Au ~ COVID-19 Award (3rd Place)
Dr. Namita Bhatnagar ~ Teaching, Dr. Bruno Silvestre ~ Research, Dr. Steven Zheng ~ Research, Dr. Mingzhi Liu ~ Engagement, Dr. Parshotam Dass ~ Engagement
Dr. Brianna Caza ~ Research, Dr. Bruno Dyck ~ Innovation, Dr. Lei Lu ~ Research, Dr. Kelly Main ~ Service, Dr. Raj Manchanda ~ Teaching
Dr. Jijun Gao ~ Innovation, Dr. Sandeep Arora ~ Reasearch, Dr. Arran Caza ~ Teaching, Dr. Changman Jiang ~ Teaching, Dr. Mingzhi Liu ~ Research
Dr. Zhenyu Wu ~ Service, Dr. Ruodan Shao ~ Research, Dr. Briana Caza ~ Research, Dr. Lukas Neville ~ Teaching, Dr. Rajesh Manchanda ~ Innovation
Dr. Kelly Main ~ Service, Dr. Luke Zhu ~ Research, Dr. Changmin Jiang ~ Research, Dr. Nathan Greidanus ~ Teaching, Dr. Hari Bapuji ~ Innovation
Dr. Adolf Ng ~ Research, Dr. Nicolas Roulin ~ Research, Dr. Cameron Morrill ~ Service, Dr. Bruno Dyck ~ Teaching, Dr. Lukas Neville ~ Innovation
Dr. Hari Bapuji ~ Service, Dr. Nathan Greidanus ~ Teaching, Dr. Wenxia Ge ~ Research, Dr. Ying Zhang ~ Research
Dr. Nick Turner ~ Research, Dr. Fang Wan ~ Research, Dr. Reg Litz ~ Teaching, Dr. Subbu Sivramakrishnan ~ Teaching, Dr. Sandy Hershcovis ~ Service, Dr. Kelly Main ~ Service
Dr. Raymond Lee ~ Research, Dr. Usha Mittoo ~ Service, Dr. Sergio Carvalho ~ Teaching, Dr. Nathan Greidanus~ Teaching
Dr. Nick Turner ~ Research, Dr. Parshotam Dass~ Teaching, Sean MacDonald ~ Teaching, Dr. Ed Bruning~ Service
Dr. Sandy Hershcovis ~ Research, Dr. Xiaoyun Wang ~ Research, Dr. Reg Litz ~ Teaching, Mr. Alok Dua ~ Teaching
Dr. Neil Fassina ~ Teaching; Dr. S Appadoo ~ Research & Teaching; Dr. Hari Bapuji ~ Research; Dr. Charles Mossman ~ Service.