Winnipeg philanthropist Gail Asper will be recognized with the Duff Roblin Award at a gala dinner on November 18.
The University of Winnipeg is honouring Asper, who in 2012 became the president of The Asper Foundation, a private charitable foundation established by her parents, Babs and Israel Asper.
“Gail’s ongoing support of UWinnipeg and the collegiate is a testament to her dedication to excellence in education and encouragement of youth to pursue lifelong learning,” said Dr. Annette Trimbee, president and vice-chancellor of the U of W.
The award recognizes outstanding Manitobans for their commitment to education and community.
Asper has also spent the last 14 years working to establish the Canadian Museum for Human Rights as Canada’s first new national museum in 45 years.
Proceeds from this year’s dinner at the Fort Garry Hotel will go towards the Duff Roblin Scholars Fund.