New award from Canadian business icons helping students succeed around the globe

Sometimes journeying a little further leads to learning a whole lot more.

Carter Liebzeit, a second-year Law student, spent last summer completing an internship with the United Nations office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva, Switzerland.  Volunteering provided real-world context to his studies, he says.

“I was able to assist with actual preparedness projects in developing countries. I had a first-hand look at the intersection between human rights and the way we respond to environmental disasters.”

Carter’s experience was made possible through donor support. Last fall, he was chosen to receive a scholarship from the Schwartz/Reisman Scholars Program, launched in 2016 by alumnus Gerald Schwartz [BComm/62, LLB/66, LLD/16] and his wife Heather Reisman [LLD/16], both icons of Canadian commerce. Their foundation’s $1-million investment through the University of Manitoba’s Front and Centre campaign will award scholarships valued at up to $30,000 to students in the I.H. Asper School of Business and the Faculty of Law each year until 2019-2020.

Already 27 students have received the award recognizing community involvement, leadership, and academic excellence.

Read the full story on the UM Today News Law Network page.

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