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

Since 1993, the Young Associates (YA) have engaged young professionals through developmental and networking forums. Inspired by their mission statement: Learn, Connect, Give Back. YA is Manitoba’s premier network for young leaders connected to the I.H. Asper School of Business.

March TGIT with Joshua Zaporzan

Joshua Zaporzan is the Owner & President of Audax Ventures, a corporation that owns Longball Athletics, Nine Restaurant & Lounge, a Business Consultancy and other business investments. Joshua graduated from the Asper School of Business in December of 2016 and...

February TGIT with Ryan Giesbrecht

How does one transfer financial risk from themselves, to a third party? Is there a way to ensure that if something unforeseen does happen, liabilities and future income growth will be protected? Whether you’re a fan or not, life insurance is all around us. As we begin...

January TGIT with Wilson Low

TGIT is back in the new year! Join the YA at Underdogs on January 9th for food and fun. Come listen to Wilson Low, Chair of the YA Programming Committee, talk about his new business venture, Mi-Tee Canada. Wilson Low obtained his B. Comm (Hons) major in Finance and...

Future Leaders

Inspired by their mission statement: Connect, Learn, 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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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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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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