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Mahlon Harvey

e-dition - Volume 24 Number 17

Mahlon Harvey

(13 Years)

By Jo Snyder

Before coming to Manitoba to be part of The University of Winnipeg's Business & Administration department, Mahlon Harvey received his MBA from Washington State. He also ran his own accounting firm and taught courses at two different Idaho Universities. Harvey loved the teaching experience so much he decided to sell his practice and teach professionally. Harvey then took the opportunity to come to The University of Winnipeg where he said, "I liked the idea of teaching business in a liberal arts setting."

In 1995, under the leadership of Harvey, the Department of Business at The University of Winnipeg was officially established. He was also one of the first professors to volunteer to teach televised accounting classes through long-distance education.

The size of the university, says Harvey, allowed him to be more than "that accounting professor" and the students were more than "seat fillers." For him, these details offered a relationship-based teaching environment and this intimate environment enhanced his experience at UWinnipeg.

One of the highlights, that made The University of Winnipeg special for him, were the people he worked with day-to-day. "The institution is well represented by the people that work here," says Harvey. He established a high reputation for teaching, and was rewarded with The Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2000.

Mahlon Harvey will spend his retirement with his family, travelling, renovating his cottage and writing.

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