Alumnus, Business Leader, Philanthropist, UWinnipeg Supporter
An alumnus of The University of Winnipeg Collegiate (67), James Richardson is renowned for his business acumen and tireless commitment to our community. His vision and practice of philanthropy is to "get involved," something he has demonstrated from an early age.
For decades Richardson, has been at the forefront of community service, serving diverse organizations such as the Canadian Paraplegic Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Canadian Olympic Foundation.
His insight, leadership and generosity also extended to UWinnipeg, where he has made tremendous contributions to the life and governance of the University, including as a member of the Board of Regents and as a director on The University of Winnipeg Foundation Board. Most recently, Richardson has provided invaluable leadership to UWinnipeg’s Leatherdale Hall Capital Campaign by volunteering as campaign co-chair and generously donating $100,000.
As a dedicated conservationist, Richardson is also involved with Ducks Unlimited Canada, the International Wetlands and Waterfowl Research Institute, and the Nature of Conservancy of Canada. He continues to give generously of his time, having served on numerous other boards and associations where he shares his insight and wisdom to benefit our community.
In recognition of his commitment to the community, UWinnipeg awarded Richardson with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws in 2008.
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