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The founder of the Huffington Post will be honoured next year with an award from the University of Manitoba.
Arianna Huffington will receive the university's International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award (IDEA) at a gala dinner at Winnipeg's RBC Convention Centre on June 12.
The gold IDEA medallion, custom designed and cast by the Royal Canadian Mint, will be presented to Huffington by 2003 IDEA honouree Heather Reisman, the chief executive officer of Indigo books.
University president David Barnard said in a statement that Huffington "is an inspiration to all of us who seek to balance professional success and happiness with societal impact."
"Arianna is an accomplished author, entrepreneur and innovator whose insights and advice are sought by governments and corporations around the world," said Arni Thorsteinson, president of Shelter Canadian Properties and chairman of the IDEA committee.
"We are excited that she will be sharing her experiences and global outlook with the students, faculty and supporters of the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba."
Huffington began the Huffington Post, now called HuffPost, a news and opinion website, in 2005. Contributors to the site are unpaid.
Time magazine has declared Huffington one of the world's 100 most influential people and Forbes put her on its Most Powerful Women list.
The site was bought by AOL for $315 million in 2011. Huffington stepped down as editor-in-chief last year.
Past IDEA recipients include David Foster, Israel Asper, Paul Desmarais, Richard Branson, Gerald Schwartz and Ross Perot.