David Asper is a lawyer, business person, philanthropist, and recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his community service.
Following the completion of his Masters in Law at the University of Toronto in 2007, Asper served as Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba in the Faculty of Law. He has also taught at Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin School of Law and Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Asper continues to lecture and write occasionally on legal matters, and serves on the various committees of the Law Society of Manitoba. He has established major endowments at the University of Manitoba to support the Faculty of Kinesiology and Bisons Football Bursaries. In April of this year he was appointed by Mayor Brian Bowman to serve as Chair of the Winnipeg Police Board.
Asper was the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Vice-Chair of the Canadian Football League Board of Governors, and the Vice-Chair of the 2006 and 2015 Winnipeg Grey Cup Festivals.
He has been recognized with both the Commissioner’s Award from the Canadian Football League and the Chairman’s Special Award from the Winnipeg Football Club.