Student, Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba
Lenny McKay currently studies management at the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business and is a student member of the Aboriginal Business Education Partners program. He has won entrepreneurship and business awards through his academic career and recently assisted with the development of a Canadian Aboriginal Business textbook through the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies at Cape Breton University’s Shannon School of Business.
Currently, Lenny works for the Business Development Bank of Canada, the organizers of the E-Spirit competition, with the hopes of giving back to the competition and the organization that has helped him realize many of his goals. Through the BDC, he has worked to improve the teaching modules used by the facilitators to better educate Aboriginal students on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship.
By 2030, Lenny would like to see the tools and capacity to deliver high-quality education is available to as many students as possible, especially those living in remote or isolated communities. “I would like to see advancements in technology that are able to overcome the logistical and monetary challenges of delivering quality education to in these communities,” says Lenny.