Foyston, Gordon & Payne visits the 2017 MDP Field Placement Symposium

The University of Winnipeg Foundation



On Friday, September 08, 2017, Mr. David Adkins, Senior VP and Portfolio Manager of Institutional Client Services at Foyston, Gordon & Payne attended the 2017 MDP Field Placement Symposium at The University of Winnipeg.


This year, the students presented on Field Placements which varied from working with the Atoskiwin Training and Employment Centre in Nelson House, Manitoba; to collaborating with a Farmers’ Group Network in the Manyara Region of Tanzania.


The University of Winnipeg’s Master’s in Development Practice is part of a prestigious international network of 28 universities on six continents. Our program focuses on Indigenous innovations in development with culture, identity, and the right to self-determination with a comprehensive curriculum, ranging from environmental and social sciences, health, economic and management disciplines. We believe our MDP program prepares students to be instrumental in reconciliation and to make a positive impact on the broader society.


In 2013, Foyston, Gordon & Payne made one of the largest donations to the Master’s in Development Practice at The University of Winnipeg by pledging $50,000 in scholarship funding to support the program. In January 2017, FGP renewed their commitment with an additional $50,000 donation, making them the program’s largest organizational donor.




“Foyston, Gordon & Payne is proud to be a supporter of the MDP Program. I am always blown away by the vital work these students do in their field placements and after graduation," said David Adkins. “We are pleased to see this program continue to grow and develop, and to provide support not only to these students, but the lives they touch around the globe."




Foyston, Gordon & Payne was founded in 1980 to provide value-style portfolio management to pension plans, foundations, endowments and high net worth individuals. Their offices are located in Toronto and Montreal.