Professor Emeritus in Business Administration
Encaenia Ceremony A: May 28, 2008
Wiktor Askanas’s career is outstanding in every dimension, and his excellence contributes to his faculty’s reputation.
The author of more than 80 books, articles and papers, he is frequently invited to lecture at premier business schools and associations in North America and Europe. He has held every important administrative position in the faculty, served on a variety of university committees and posts, and is the recipient of every teaching award available to business professors in Canada, including the prestigious 3M Fellowship.
Dr. Askanas championed the Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership and was the driving force behind the establishment of UNB’s MBA programs in his native Poland and the Ukraine. Private sector boards and organizations benefit from his expertise, efforts and counsel, as do his church and the many immigrants he has helped to settle in Canada.
He holds UNB’s Distinguished Service Award and the Government of Poland’s Knights Cross of the Order of Merit, the Polish equivalent of the Order of Canada.
In 2007 he was appointed by the Government of Canada to serve on the Competition Tribunal of Canada for a seven year term.