The University of Winnipeg Alumni Association is proud to recognize Robert Stuebing as the recipient of its highest honour, the Distinguished Alumni Award, during the 123rd Convocation on Friday, October 13.
Stuebing is a passionate, dedicated, and community-minded entrepreneur whose commitment to giving back has positively impacted the lives of university students and alumni across Canada.
Stuebing attended UWinnipeg Collegiate for Grades 11 and 12, graduating in 1965. He then attended United College and graduated in 1968 as a member of UWinnipeg’s first graduating class.
Following graduation, he worked with CIBC for four years before attending the Ivey Business School at Western University, where he made the Dean’s Honour List and graduated with an MBA in 1974. He then returned to banking, working with the Mercantile Bank of Canada. In 1980, he co-founded Dore, Sutherland and Stuebing Inc. (DSS) with two other partners.
DSS was the genesis of what is, today, the MCAP Group and MCAN Mortgage Corporation. The MCAP Group is the largest non-bank mortgage banking company in Canada. MCAN Mortgage Corporation is a mortgage investment company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Stuebing retired as the CFO of MCAN in 2006, but remained on the Board until 2013.
Stuebing met his wife, Eileen, at United College. They have been instrumental in building lasting legacies for the Collegiate, UWinnipeg, and Ivey Business School.
Together, they supported scholarships and bursaries, the construction of Leatherdale Hall, and the provision of a grand piano for Convocation Hall. Recognizing the need for a recruiting centre at his other alma mater, he helped establish the Robert Stuebing Recruiting Centre at Ivey Business School in 2018.
In 2020, Stuebing introduced the idea of a Collegiate Alumni Association and, after collaborating with the UWinnipeg Foundation and the Collegiate, chaired the new Collegiate Advisory Committee in 2021.
The Committee’s work culminated a year later with a legally constituted Collegiate Alumni Association, which Stuebing now serves as Board Chair, and he is leading an endowment campaign that will help maintain a strong and active association in perpetuity.
In recognition of exceptional service, achievement, and distinction, The University of Winnipeg presents a variety of awards to deserving members of the University family and wider community twice annually at Convocation. Learn more about our 123rd Convocation.