Michael Benarroch has been named the new Dean of the I.H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. The appointment is effective from November 15, 2011.
Dr. Benarroch is currently a Professor of Economics and Founding Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Winnipeg, a position he has held since 2008. Prior to this role, he served as Acting Dean of Business and Economics, and for nine years he served as Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Winnipeg. He also served on the University of Winnipeg’s Senate and Board of Regents, as well as other university bodies; for his service he was awarded the Farquhar Award of Excellence in Contributing to University Governance.
“We are very pleased to have Dr. Michael Benarroch assume leadership of the University of Manitoba’s business school. His proven success as an administrative leader, as well as his highly collaborative approach and his teaching and research achievements, will ensure the School continues its tradition of excellence,” said Dr. David T. Barnard, president and vice-chancellor at the University of Manitoba.
Benarroch’s research focuses on international trade with specific applications to innovation and the environment, and he is an expert in exchange rates and government economic policy. His research has been supported by various sources, including SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council), and has been widely disseminated in top journals in his field, book chapters, reports, invited academic lectures and conference presentations.
“It is my great pleasure to assume the role of Dean of the Asper School of Business. I look forward to working with the School’s talented faculty members and dedicated staff, and to engaging with its gifted, energetic students.” Benarroch said. “Together, with the help and support of The Associates and The Young Associates and the community, we will build on the Asper School’s strengths to position it as one of Canada’s and the world’s leading business schools.”
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