Jason Yates Honoured by ACC

Jason Yates to receive honorary diploma from Assiniboine Community College

Assiniboine Community College will be presenting businessman Jason Yates with an honorary diploma at this year’s Parkland Campus graduation ceremony. 

“Jason is widely recognized in the region for his contributions to industry and his community,” said ACC President Mark Frison. “He exemplifies many of the same character traits we hope our graduating students choose to guide their futures with, namely the desire to be passionate, work hard, and contribute to their communities in meaningful ways.” 

Yates has worked in operational roles with McMunn & Yates since 1998 and has served as CEO since 2004. He currently leads a team of over 600 staff members. 

The company was formed in 1971 when Terry Yates and Stan and Gordon McMunn opened their first store in Dauphin, MB. Since then it has expanded to include stores across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario. The company now consists of 18 lumberyards, two flooring stores, two roof truss manufacturing plants and a concrete plant.

In addition to his leadership of McMunn & Yates, Yates’ contributions to the community include serving as both a board member and president of the Dauphin & District Chamber of Commerce, as well as vice- and acting chair on the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba board of directors.

“I’m honoured to receive this diploma,” said Yates.

Yates will receive an Honorary Diploma in Business Administration at the ACC Parkland Graduation in Dauphin on Friday, June 10. 

ACC awards honorary diplomas to those who demonstrate excellence in their personal and professional accomplishments. Past honorary diploma recipients include Carmel Olson (2012), David Baxter (2013), Jim Treliving (2014), Harvey Armstrong (2014) and Mildred Murray (2015).

About Assiniboine Community College

Assiniboine Community College (ACC) has been providing exceptional learning experiences for over 55 years. For staff and students alike, ACC offers unparalleled learning environments and responds well to the demands and requirements of the Manitoba labour market. Instructors follow the philosophy of ‘learn by doing’, combining theory with hands-on learning inside classrooms, labs, kitchens, shops, fields and the college’s Sustainable Greenhouse. 

ACC offers more than 40 unique diploma and certificate programs across a variety of disciplines including culinary arts and hospitality, business, agriculture and environment, health and human services, trades and technology. The college also delivers apprenticeship programming in a range of skilled trades disciplines. 

The college welcomed more than 3,200 full-time students last year. With campuses in Brandon, Dauphin and Winnipeg, ACC provides comprehensive education opportunities throughout Manitoba. The college also partners with many communities and organizations across the province to deliver customized education and training.

For more information, please contact:
Danielle Adriaansen
Director, Public Affairs
Assiniboine Community College