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Leonard Asper

Honorary Doctorate


Leonard Asper

The University of Winnipeg is proud to present Leonard Asper with an Honorary Doctor of Laws in recognition of his many accomplishments and for his unwavering commitment to our campus and our community.

Leadership & Generosity
A lawyer by training, Asper is a graduate of The University of Winnipeg Collegiate and was a member of The University of Winnipeg Foundation Board of Directors from 2003-2008, where he contributed to a number of development projects that will benefit students for many years to come. His leadership and generosity in Winnipeg extends to the arts, education, inner city issues, seniors' residences and First Nations communities.

Largest Integrated Media Company
Asper became President and CEO of Canwest Global Communications Corp., having worked in a number of areas of the business. Today, Canwest is Canada's largest integrated media company and holds television, out of home advertising and new media assets in the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.