2017-2018 ASBAA Team


Kyra Edel


Hi everyone, my name is Kyra and I am the President of the Asper School of Business Accounting Association (ASBAA)! I am currently entering my last few semesters at Asper while majoring in accounting, and upon graduation, I plan to work towards a CPA designation to further my career in accounting.

I have been a member of ASBAA for the last couple of years, which has allowed me to attend many great events, and make great connections both professionally, and personally. Being involved in ASBAA has made my experience at Asper even better, and I encourage all Asper students to get involved throughout the year. I look forward to helping make this year another exciting year with ASBAA!

Email: kyraedel@gmail.com

  Vice President

Michelle Jackson

UM_BT_Michelle_Jackson_PictureHello! I am very happy to be your vice president for the 2017-18 school year! I’m in my third year at the Asper School of Business, majoring in Accounting and Management Information Systems. I am pursuing a career in Accounting because of the fulfilling work and the countless opportunities that come with a CPA designation. ASBAA is a great organization to learn more about the accounting profession while expanding your network of friends and business connections. After becoming a member last year and taking part in all of the fun activities, joining the council was an easy decision. I am excited to expand my skillset and gain new experiences while helping fellow students learn more about their major. As the VP, I will also be working with a great team to plan the Business and Accounting Student Case Competition (BASC) in January 2018. I hope you all decide to become a member of the association, participate in our events and have a great time doing so! Wishing you all a wonderful year!

Email: mljack718@gmail.com

Director of Finance

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Hello, my name is John Deitz and I will be the Director of Finance for this year’s ASBAA council. I am entering my final year of a Bachelor of commerce degree at the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business. I am an accounting major taking my CPA prerequisites and I also went through the Co-op program at Asper. I enjoy the problem solving aspect of working in accounting, and I plan to pursue my CPA designation upon graduating.

I am excited to be a part of the ASBAA council so I can make sure the ASBAA events are a success for accounting students and others alike. It’s also a great opportunity to network within the accounting Community.

Email: johndeitz1@gmail.com

Director of Marketing

Clarice Sinohin


Hello everyone! My name is Clarice Sinohin and I am the Director of Marketing this year! I am in my 4th year at Asper, majoring in Accounting. I am planning to pursue my CPA designation after graduation. As I approach my last few terms in Asper, I try to make the most of them and participate in as many programs I can, including the co-op program and being heavily involved in student groups. I am very excited to use my creativity in my role and make eye-catching and informative posters for upcoming ASBAA events! Feel free to reach out to me and other ASBAA members if you have any questions or suggestions at all! We love hearing from you! Thank you and I hope to meet you all!

Email: sinohinc@gmail.com

Executive Assistant

Karl Johnson

karlHi my name is Karl Johnson and this year I will be taking on the responsibility of Executive Assistant. I am part of the Joint Degree Program between the Asper School of Business and Red River College. This is my last year at Asper working towards my BCOMM with majors in Accounting and Supply Chain Management. The part of accounting that is intriguing is how the basics of financial reporting that can improve an entity’s success in their economic pursuits. Being involved in ASBAA is an awesome opportunity to network with like-minded individuals in the education and business communities. I hope that everyone has a successful year in all of their pursuits.

Email: focustowin315@gmail.com

External Relations Coordinator

Darren Hunter

IMG_1579Hello, my Name is Darren Hunter, and I am the External Relations Coordinator for the 2017-18 ASBAA council. This is my final year at Asper, so I am very thrilled to have been given this opportunity to get involved and help those looking to pursue a career in accounting. I believe that open communication, passion, and hard work both individually and within a team can propel anyone to accomplish their goals, and my goal is to lend a hand whenever I can to those looking for assistance or guidance. Looking forward to a great year with ASBAA!

Email: dlouishunt@hotmail.com

Corporate Events Coordinator

Alona Plis

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Hi everyone, my name is Alona Plis and this is my second year in Asper. I transferred from Red River college as part of the Joint Degree Program.
I am majoring in accounting and planning to pursue a CPA designation in the future. My favourite things are challenges, numbers and problem solving so accounting is the perfect fit for me.

This year I joined ASSBA as the Corporate Event Coordinator for 2017-2018. I joined because It is a good way to get involved and meet new people. My responsibility is to plan the Annual CPA recruitment event, and help students connect with potential employers. It’s a great opportunity for Asper students so don’t miss out and get tickets to this years event as soon as possible !

Email: alona2309@hotmail.ca

Corporate Events Coordinator

Igal Raihman

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Hello everybody, my name is Igal Raihman and I am going to be your event coordinator this upcoming year. This is my fourth year in university and I will be graduating this fall with a double major of accounting and finance. I will most likely be pursuing my CPA designation.

Just recently I have found a strong interest in accounting, and so decided to get involved in this year’s council. I Have realized how important it is to get involved, both for networking as well as learning from the people who are around us. I would encourage anyone who wants to get involved or simply get to know me, to not be shy and come chat. I cant wait to meet you all, as well as organize some great events. Cheers.

Email: igalraihman1@gmail.com

BASC Co-Chair

Tendayi Mawere


Hello, my name is Tendayi Mawere and I’m an international student from Zimbabwe, Africa. I’m in my fourth year, majoring in Marketing and Accounting. Last year I was able to help plan the Business and Accounting Students Case Competition (BASC), where I was able to expand my accounting skill set,  and this year I decided to join the 2017-18 ASBAA council, and bring my experience forward. I’m really excited to bring something new to the table with BASC this year as your BASC Co-Chair. I hope to see everyone participate at BASC in January 2018, as it is a great opportunity to challenge yourself and meet a lot of amazing people. If you have any BASC or ASBAA related questions, feel free to approach me anytime!

Email: maweret@myumanitoba.ca

Logistics Coordinator

Jonathan Juniper


My name is Jonathan Juniper, the logistics coordinator of the Asper School of Business Accounting Association (ASBAA). I am currently in my fifth year majoring in accounting, and plan on pursuing the CPA designation. After a few networking events in my first year, I realized how important making business connections is for students. I knew I wanted to be heavily involved with organizing these events so I can help students enjoy some of the positive experiences I had. Joining student action groups is the best way to meet your current and future leaders. I encourage all of Asper students to get involved throughout the year to make their time a great experience!

Email: jonjj77@gmail.com

Logistics Coordinator

Anastasia Baynova


Hi, my name is Anastasia Baynova and I am the logistics coordinator for BASC 2018. I am entering my final year of studies at Asper  majoring in accounting and finance. I am planning on entering the CPA program right after my graduation and surprisingly enough, accounting was not initially the first choice for my career path. Knowing how big of a change all the events and opportunities with ASBAA could bring into your decision making, I want to help build networks and make sure you are enjoying your accounting journey! I am hoping to see you all at some great ASBAA events.

Email: baynovaa@myumanitoba.ca

Promotions Associate

Justin Pokrant


Hello everybody, my name is Justin Pokrant. I am one of the promotions associates for ASBAA this year. I am in my final year at Asper, majoring in Accounting and Marketing. Upon graduation, I plan to pursue my CPA designation.

I am excited for the opportunity to increase awareness and interest in ASBAA events. Joining ASBAA is a great way to meet fellow students with a similar interest in accounting. As well, it offers a wonderful platform to prepare for a future career in accounting. I am thrilled to work with the 2017-2018 ASBAA team and I look forward to meeting you all this year.

Email: justinpokrant@gmail.com

Promotions Associate

Aderonke Akinloye


My name is Ronke Akinloye and I am one of the Promotions Associate’s for the Asper School of Business Accounting Association (ASBAA). I am currently in my third-year majoring in Accounting and Entrepreneurship after which I plan to acquire my CPA designation. Joining ASBAA has helped me step out of my comfort zone, exposing me to events and opportunities available within the Accounting body as a whole, hence I would like to foster the growth and enlightenment of fellow students because I can firmly testify that this is a great opportunity to meet new people, get involved and improve networking skills.

Thus, my goal this year is to reach diverse students with the amazing events and opportunities ASBAA offers such as the wine and cheese, BASC case competition and lots more.

I am really looking forward to making an impact this year by assisting and supporting other members to ensure all the initiatives are a success.

Email: aderonke17@yahoo.com

Promotions Associate

Amber Dang


Hi folks, my name is Amber Dang, and I am a promotion associate this year for ASBAA. I am currently in my 2nd year in Faculty of Arts, majoring in Economics. As an Economics student, I understand the importance of networking and building connection with future employers for university students. Every year, ASBAA does an excellent job at organizing social events for students who are constantly seeking for job opportunities, internships, and advice from alumni or employers in their chosen field, and my goal is to keep up, or even further improve, their good work.  As a promotion associate, it is my pleasure to help promote any possible opportunities to students who want an early involvement in their careers, and employers who need helps. I am also excited to make more connections, meet like-minded individuals, and most importantly is to meet all of you this year!

Email: danghc@myumanitoba.ca

Social Media Manager

Jayden Joseph


Hi, my name is Jayden Joseph and I am the Social Media Manager for the 2017-2018 ASBAA school year. I am in my third year in Asper and my majors include Human Resource Management and Leadership and Organization. As I am majoring in HR and Leadership and Organization, I feel as though I bring a different perspective and way of thinking to the group. Joining ASBAA is a way for me to become a more well rounded business woman as I intend to have an understanding of all the different areas it takes to run a business.

I am very excited to be involved, and will do my best to increase awareness of ASBAA events through our social media platforms. I look forward to being apart of this team!

Email: jaydenjoseph6@gmail.com

Toronto Trip Coordinator

Mathieu Yahiro


Hi, everyone, my name is Mathieu Yahiro and I will be ASBAA’s 2017-2018 Toronto Trip Coordinator. I am in my final year here at the Asper School of Business, pursuing an accounting and finance major. I have decided to take on the role of Toronto Trip Coordinator as I believe the event offers students an abundance of learning opportunities, both professionally and personally. As making connections is something I have lacked while attending the University, I look forward to hosting this event and showing the lucky students who get to attend what Toronto has to offer. I look forward to making new friends, but most importantly, I look forward to the opportunity of contributing to a group of enthusiastic like-minded individuals who share the same passions, inspirations and goals. Here’s to a great year of fun, knowledge, and success, cheers.

Email: mattyahiro@gmail.com