Chartered Accountants support Asper School's new downtown campus



    WINNIPEG, May 11 /CNW/ - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of
Manitoba is investing $500,000 in the new Downtown Campus of the I.H. Asper
School of Business.
    "This investment will extend the Institute's support of business
education in Manitoba and will support lifelong learning and executive
education. Lifelong education is fundamental to the chartered accountancy
profession and to the needs of the Manitoba business community," said Heather
Clarke, FCA, president and chair of the Institute.
    For over 60 years, the I.H. Asper School of Business has established
itself as the lifelong learning partner for Manitoba leaders who seek
excellence, relevance and leadership, both within the classroom and beyond. As
a leader in the Manitoba business community, the Institute is partnering with
the School to demonstrate its strong and public support of this ideal.
    "The Asper School and the Institute have enjoyed a long history of
working together to advance professional accounting and business education. In
fact, the vast majority of Manitoba's CAs have graduated from the Asper School
and these graduates have performed exceptionally well on the profession's
national Uniform Evaluation. The Institute's contribution will help ensure the
School has the cutting edge resources and programs needed to offer excellence
in executive education in a very accessible downtown location. The primary
classroom space will be named in recognition of their support," said Dr. Glenn
Feltham, dean of the I.H. Asper School of Business and CA Manitoba Chair in
Business Leadership.
    The new Asper School of Business, Downtown Campus is located in a
heritage setting on the 2nd floor at 177 Lombard. This historic space will
house:

    
    -   "Smart" classrooms, delivering local and distance professional
        development opportunities
    -   A large boardroom that can be booked for meetings in the downtown
        area
    -   Space for receptions, providing a meeting place for corporate and
        community leaders
    -   A library and reading room available to the business community
    

    Situated in the heart of the banking and commerce district, the new Asper
School, Downtown Campus will provide relevant and timely leadership education
through executive education programs and professional development offerings.
As a result, middle and senior managers will enrich their organizations with
fresh ideas, new business skills, and a greater capacity to respond to the
challenges their companies will face in the future.




For further information:

For further information: Tanya Beck, Manager of Communications, The
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba, p: (204) 924-4416, e:
tbeck@icam.mb.ca; Marci Elliott, Director of Development, I.H. Asper School of
Business, p: (204) 480-1046, e: marci_elliott@umanitoba.ca

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