Awards, Recognitions and Appointments

2013

Sandy Hershcovis - University of Manitoba Rh Award for research in the Social Sciences category

Reg Litz - 2012 University of Manitoba Faculty Association Merit Award for Teaching (May)

Reg Litz - The Canadian Council for Small Business & Entrepreneurship's Innovative Entrepreneurship Course Award (May)

2012

Subbu Sivaramakrishnan - 2012 Dr and Mrs H.H. Saunderson Award

Kelley Main - 2012-2013 University of Manitoba Graduate Students' Association Teaching Award (July)

John Godard - Appointed Chief Editor of the British Journal of Industrial Relations (July)

Suresh Bhatt - Presented with the title of Professor Emeritus (May)

Charlie Curtis - Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba

Nick Turner - Appointed an Associate Editor at Human Relations

Nick Turner - Appointed an Associate Editor at the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences (OB/HR Division)

Kelley Main - Appointed an Associate Editor at the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences (Marketing Division)

Raymond Lee - Highly Commended Paper Award for his paper entitled "Sex and position status differences in workplace aggression" published in the Journal of Managerial Psychology

Sandy Hershcovis - Appointed to the following Editorial Boards: Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Human Relation, and Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences.

Subbu Sivaramakrishnan - 2012 Saunderson Award

2011

Stu Clark – University of Manitoba Honorary Degree – Spring 2011

A renowned entrepreneur, philanthropist and volunteer, Stu Clark [BComm(Hons) (Manitoba)] is recognized for his tireless dedication to supporting a variety of charities and educational institutions in Canada. Growing up in rural Manitoba, the second of four kids born to a teacher and a nurse who volunteered often, Mr. Clark was taught early about the value of giving back. To date, the modest Calgary businessman has given millions to various Alberta charities. And in the past couple of years, he has donated in excess of $9 million to his alma matter, the University of Manitoba, which enabled the establishment of the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship in the I.H. Asper School of Business. The Centre cultivates the development of new businesses and entrepreneurial thinking among Canadians and students by encouraging them to consider entrepreneurship as their life’s calling. Currently, the Stu Clark Centre supports a variety of programs aimed at youth as well as undergraduate students. Mr. Clark also donated $4 million to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which recently announced plans to name a room after him in the museum, called the Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation. Born in 1954, Mr. Clark graduated with a BComm (Hons) from the University of Manitoba in 1976 and immediately set to becoming a successful entrepreneur. After graduating from the University of Manitoba, he went west, to work in business and the banking industry in Vancouver and Calgary.

He returned to commercial banking in Winnipeg with the TD Bank and the Northland Bank, gaining invaluable experience in that field before being transferred back to Calgary in 1984. In 1986 he worked as Chief Financial Officer in a public oil and gas exploration company, Pinnacle Resources. He and his partners raised $2 million of shareholder capital; they sold that company in 1998 for approximately $1 billion. Since then Mr. Clark has been involved in the start-up and reorganization of a number of Calgary-based public and private entities. Mr. Clark officially retired in 2001 but continues to sit on the Board of Storm Exploration Inc., and is Chairman of the Board of Rock Energy Ltd.

Today, his focus revolves around his philanthropic interests; causes he’s chosen specifically to match his areas of interest and passion. His endowments to the University of Manitoba and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights stem from his belief in the power of education.

Howard Harmatz - Olive Beatrice Stanton Award for Teaching Excellence – Spring 2011

This prestigious award was presented to Howard Harmatz (Department of Business Administration at the Asper School of Business) during the University of Manitoba’s 132nd Spring Convocation on June 1, 2011. Mr. Harmatz began his teaching career in Sooke, a Vancouver Island town, in 1970 when he ceased being a child care worker and began substitute teaching for the local school division. One year later he arrived at the University of Manitoba and taught Principles of Economics. He has remained at the U of M, teaching economics and business courses, and in 1973 he received the J.W. Dafoe Fellowship. The passion he infuses into his lectures pulls like gravity on students, resulting in one student saying that no matter the weather, his lecture hall was always full. As for his testing methods, one student reflected upon them and said that, “it is evident that he was genuinely interested in having his students learn, think, and come away from the course feeling its value.” Another student recalled that when Mr. Harmatz realized some students lacked the skills to write an analytic paper, he established seminars, which he led on his own time, to teach the students how. Of course he held office hours too, but if they did not work with a student’s schedule, he would re-arrange his days to make sure he met a student whenever it agreed with them. “I genuinely believe”, a student said, “[Harmatz’s] caring and warming personality allowed me to excel in the classroom.”

2010

Reg Litz - Dr. and Mrs. H.H. Saunderson Award for Excellence in Teaching - Spring 2010

Dr. Reg Litz - An inspiring teacher and supportive mentor, Dr. Reg Litz is recognized by students for his creative, humorous and engaging teaching style. Described by more than one student as "the best professor" they've ever had, Dr. Reg Litz is noted for his unwavering encouragement of students both inside and outside the classroom. "He truly does care about the well-being of his students," noted one student. "His expectations are high, enabling his students to become better professionals while learning valuable lessons about business and life in general." Dr. Reg Litz's areas of teaching and research interest include: entrepreneurship, small and family business and business ethics. He received his Ph.D. in strategic planning and policy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. His work has been published in several entrepreneurship publications. His teaching excellence has been acknowledged through numerous awards and recognitions including the Certified Management Accountants Award for Teaching and Research.
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2009

Sergio Carvalho - Olive Beatrice Stanton Award for Teaching Excellence - Spring 2009

Sergio Carvalho - An inspiring teacher, prolific researcher and supportive mentor, Dr. Carvalho is recognized by peers and students alike for his creative and innovative teaching style. His high energy personality encourages students to strive for excellence and to be excited by their studies. As one student noted: "Dr. Carvalho does not impose his ideas, but instead triggers thoughts in students by giving appropriate cues and helps channel students' thoughts to a conclusive end." Dr. Carvalho's teaching excellence is matched by his research skills. His areas of research focus on identity and consumer behavior, health marketing, international marketing and cross-cultural consumer behavior. This is not the first time Dr. Carvalho has been recognized for his teaching excellence. He was chosen 'best professor' at the Graduate School of the University of Fortaleza in Brazil and received a teaching award at Baruch College. In addition, he has twice received the University of Manitoba-UMFA Merit Award for teaching.

Arni Thorsteinson - University of Manitoba Honourary Degree - Spring 2009

Arni Thorsteinson – President of Shelter Canada Properties Limited, Arni Thorsteinson has played a leading role in building and supporting the Winnipeg business and cultural communities. Mr. Thorsteinson was a founding director and past chair of the Associates of Asper School of Business where he was recognized as a valued leader with vision and dedication. His commitment and guidance to the organization over the last 25 years have played a fundamental role in building the Associates into the pre-eminent organization supporting a business school in Canada. Today, Mr. Thorsteinson is chair of the Associates Foundation. Mr. Thorsteinson has also been recognized for his leadership role in making the Canadian Museum of Human Rights a reality. He has served as the chair of the advisory committee, played a pivotal role in the fundraising activities and contributed a sizeable personal donation to the museum. He was recently appointed as chair of the museum's board of trustees. Mr. Thorsteinson is also a recognized leader in the community. He serves on the National Council of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, as governor of the Banff Centre and is a former governor of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. In addition to his personal and dedicated efforts to his community, Mr. Thorsteinson has made exceptionally generous personal financial contributions to countless organizations.
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Gurpreet Chahal - Armatage Award - Spring 2009

The Robert Charles Armatage Award is given annually by the University of Manitoba Students’ Union to students who are exceptionally involved in student affairs and university governance.

A graduate of the Asper School of Business, Ms. Chahal is recognized as an active leader and volunteer who inspires those around her. Throughout her time on campus, Ms. Chahal has been an active participant in student government and volunteer activities. This past year, she held the position of President of the Asper School of Business Accounting Association. She also acted as coordinator for the annual Gathering of Accounting Associates, Professionals, and Students Conference. Ms. Chahal was also involved with the Asper School of Business Faculty Student Council, the Commerce Students' Association and the University of Manitoba Students' Union. She is a long standing volunteer with the annual Shinerama fundraising campaign and holds a regional director position with the National Shinerama Committee.

2008

Gregg Hanson - Distinguished Alumni Award - 2008

Awarded by the Alumni Association to a University of Manitoba graduate of 25 years or more in recognition of distinguished achievement. Gregg Hanson graduated from the University of Manitoba with his Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1976 and obtained his CA designation in 1979. His first job with his new CA designation was as Accounting Manager at Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company. He became Vice President of Wawanesa in 1990 and President and CEO of the company in 1992 – a position he held for 15 years.

Throughout his professional career, Gregg was more than happy to give back to the community and the profession, and served as Chair or President for an impressive list of organizations including: the Insurance Institute of Manitoba, the Insurance Institute of Canada, the Property & Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation, the Center for the Study of Insurance Operations, the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, and the Insurance Bureau of Canada. Gregg was also more than happy to serve on a wide range of community-based Boards and organizations, including the Winnipeg Big Brothers Association, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Arthritis Society of Manitoba (Past Chair and National Director), the Salvation Army Grace Hospice (Past Fundraising Chair) and as Finance Chair of the 1999 Pan American Games. Gregg is currently serving his fifth year as Chair of The Winnipeg Foundation and is also poised to take on the role of Chair of Winnipeg’s 2010 United Way Campaign.

Gail Asper - University of Manitoba Honourary Degree - Fall 2008

One of Canada’s most distinguished community leaders and philanthropists, Gail Asper is the champion behind the drive to establish the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.
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Olive Beatrice Stanton Award for Excellence in Teaching

Howard Harmatz - 2011
Sergio Carvalho - 2009
Reginald A. Litz - 1998
Gary Mischke - 1997
John Mundie - 1990
William J. Buckwold - 1987
Peter W. Cooney - 1985
Micahel W. Norgrove - 1982
Ross Henderson - 1977
John McCallum - 1975

University of Manitoba UM/UMFA Merit Awards

Reg Litz - Merit Award for teaching - 2013
Raj Appadoo - Merit Award for research - 2011
Hari Bapuji - Merit Award for research - 2011
Sergio Carvalho - Merit Award for teaching - 2011
Nathan Greidanus - Merit Award for teaching - 2011
Janet Morrill - Merit Award for teaching - 2011
Sergio Carvalho - Merit Award for Teaching, Research and Service - 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Sandy Herscovis - Merit Award for Service and Teaching - 2010, 2009
Nathan Greidanus - Merit Award for Teaching - 2010
Usha Mittoo - Merit Award for Service - 2010
Reg Litz - Merit Award for Teaching - 2010, 2012
Krista Uggerslev - Merit Award for Research and Service - 2009, 2008, 2007
Edward Bruning - Merit Award for Service - 2009
Parshotam Dass - Merit Award for Teaching - 2009
Namita Bhatnagar - Merit Award for Teaching - 2008
Raj Manchanda - Merit Award for Teaching - 2007, 2002, 2001

Dr. and Mrs. H.H. Saunderson Award for Excellence in Teaching

Subbu Sivaramakrishnan - 2012
Reg Litz - 2010
Malcolm C. Smith - 2008
Robert Warren - 2003
Charles Tax - 1999
Ross Henderson - 1988

Students Association Teacher Recognition Awards

Mary Brabston - 2012
Howard Harmatz - 2011
Dr. David Stangeland - 2008, 2000, 1997, 1996
Mary Brabston - 2007
C. Bector - 1998

Professors Emeriti Asper School of Business

Suresh Bhatt - 2012
Norman Frohlich - 2008
Fred Starke - 2007
Chhajju Bector

Deans Emeriti Asper School of Business

Jerry Gray
John Mundie
Roland Grandpre

Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year Recipients

Alok Dua - 2009
Janet Morrill - 2006
Cam Morrill - 2005

Graduate Teaching Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching

Ed Bruning - 2002
Ross Henderson -1986
John McCallum - 1977

CMA National Recognition Award

The Asper School of Business received the 2006 CMA National Recognition Award, which ackowledges the significant support provided by our school and faculty members to the Profession of Management Accounting and the success of the Society of Management Accountants of Manitoba.