Treadmill workstations to fight “battle of the bulge”

November 19th, 2013 · No Comments · Health, Kinesiology, Medical Rehabilitation, News Release, Nursing, Outreach, Research, Sports

At Misericordia Health Centre, a University of Manitoba researcher and her team in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management are studying how to keep office workers healthier. Their findings may lead to changes in your work environment, at a reasonable cost to employers.
“Over the last decades, a shift towards the service industry has meant […]

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A good business investment: The next generation of leaders

June 5th, 2013 · No Comments · Asper School, Students

The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce that the Associates of the I.H. Asper School of Business have pledged $1 million to support business education initiatives at the Asper School. The donation will be received over the next four years.
“The Associates of the Asper School of Business are among our most respected friends and […]

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Lessons from the NHL

April 2nd, 2013 · No Comments · Advisory, Asper School, News

In the upcoming Stu Clark Distinguished Speaker Series at the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business, visiting professor Glenn Rowe will discuss what the NHL can teach organizations about leadership.
Rowe is the Paul MacPherson Chair in Strategic Leadership at the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University. In his lecture he will use […]

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Businesses and workers both benefit from flexible schedules

March 4th, 2013 · No Comments · News Release, Nursing, Research, Social Work, business, human ecology

According to recent StatsCan data, at least a quarter of Canadian parents in dual-earner families said they were unsatisfied with the balance in their work and family domains. Parents are spending an increasing amount of time in the workplace, which often means less time with their loved ones.
The traditional nine-to-five schedule can be rigid and […]

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Visionary Conversations on China as an economic power

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments · Advisory, Asper School, History, Outreach, business, economics, political studies

Does the rise of China mean the decline of the West?
The next session of the award-winning Visionary Conversations series at the University of Manitoba is titled Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Does the Rise of China Mean the Decline of the West?
Visionary Conversations is an engaging, interactive speaker series that brings together our world-class minds to […]

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New professorship in agriculture risk management and insurance

January 30th, 2013 · No Comments · Agriculture, Alumni, News Release, Research, business, economics

The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce Dr. Lysa Porth (PhD/11) has been selected to head the new Guy Carpenter Professorship in Agriculture Risk Management and Insurance in the Asper School of Business. The establishment of this professorship has been made possible through a generous gift of $750,000 from Guy Carpenter & Company.
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New way to drive innovation: Imagine - Create - Succeed

January 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · News Release, Outreach, Research, Smartpark

Creating successful businesses requires the ability to imagine, and then create the future. Manitoba is home to great companies with great ideas. Operational and product opportunities exist in these companies that additional research could transform into business successes. The University of Manitoba today launches a new ‘Transformational Partnerships’ approach that actively supports industry […]

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