Valedictorian an accomplished business scholar

Ying Yang (Jason) - @UWinnipeg

Ying Yang (Jason) – @UWinnipeg

Ying Yang (Jason) – Valedictorian – Bachelor of Business Administration (4 year)

Ying Yang is an accomplished scholar who has earned numerous honours and awards, including The University of Winnipeg’s prestigious Sir William Stephenson Scholarship, as well as the Great-West Life Scholarship and Work Placement. He is also an active volunteer who served as President of the Golden Key Honour Society (UWinnipeg Chapter). Yang leaves a legacy in the Faculty of Business and Economics, having established a new tutoring service specializing in different business subjects. He is well-liked and respected, both by his peers and his professors.

Yang grew up China and immigrated to Winnipeg five years ago. He decided to go back to school and says his years at UWinnipeg have allowed him to build a network of colleagues and friends. He has now completed a four-year Bachelor of Business Administration degree and was immediately hired full time as a senior business analyst by Great-West Life. In the future, he hopes to attain an MBA. Yang’s passion and research focus is creating sustainable purchasing practices, which he sees as an important trend for businesses.

Among his many achievements, Yang has received UWinnipeg’s Academic Proficiency Scholarship and the Buhler Scholarship in Business and Economics. He also was on the Dean’s Honour List — Student of Highest Distinction.

Yang’s message to his fellow graduates is simple: be humble. He believes that if you surround yourself with good people, and remain open and willing to take advice — that is success.


1 Comment

  • Dr. Karen Harlos said...

    I am delighted that Jason has been awarded the honour of valedictorian. His innovative and valued contributions to the University and many community groups have shown what his keen intellect, strong professionalism, and genuine concern for others’ welfare can do. From founding/coordinating the Business Tutoring Service for struggling students to leading a volunteer team for HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa, Jason’s extracurricular and academic achievements are of the highest calibre. As past Department Chair, I watched his ideas for organizational and social change blossom into benefits of real impact; I rarely even added water. His leadership and altruism already have made the world a better place. I can hardly wait for the creative, sound solutions to come from this remarkable, gracious, and thoroughly inspiring graduate.