Don’t fret it, freight it

January 25th, 2013 · No Comments · Advisory, Asper School, News

Winnipeg’s business community will be jolted into thinking about transport in new ways thanks to a series of upcoming lectures co-sponsored by the University of Manitoba.

The Transport Institute in the Asper School of Business is pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen Blank, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Governance and Public Administration at the University of Ottawa, will deliver the next lectures in the Stu Clark Distinguished Speaker Series.

Blank will deliver three lectures in Winnipeg, each co-sponsored by the Transport Institute. Blank is a Senior Fellow, Center for North American Studies, American University; Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Ottawa; and Senior Research Analyst, North American Center for Transborder Studies, Arizona State University. He is the Acting Director of the Portal for North America.

His lectures are:

Widening Competition in North American Freight Transport: The Impact of Cabotage
Hosted by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy and the Transport Institute
When: Monday, January 28, 2013
Breakfast 7:30-9:00 am
Where: Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Ave., Winnipeg
Looking Beyond the “What” to “How”
Hosted by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and the Transport Institute
When: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Breakfast 7:30-9:00 am
Where: Winnipeg Free Press Cafe, 237 McDermot Avenue
Cross border governance — building on NY/Michigan-Ontario cases
Hosted by the Transport Institute, University of Manitoba and the U.S. Consulate
When: Wednesday January 30, 2013
Evening Seminar  7:00-8:30 p.m.
Where: Robert Schultz Theatre, St. John’s College, University of Manitoba
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The Stu Clark Distinguished Speaker Series comes from a $90,000 endowment to the Asper School of Business from University of Manitoba alumnus Stu Clark. The purpose of the Series is to invite prominent researchers from outside of the University of Manitoba to the School to give research seminars and to interact with faculty and graduate research students. Guest speakers considered for the Series must be distinguished or up-and-coming in their area(s) of research, external to the university, be good presenters and have a strong appeal to Asper faculty and graduate research students.

For more information on the Stu Clark Distinguished Speaker Series, contact Judy Wilson, IH Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba, 204-474-8960 (

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