Paul J. Hill School of Business place 1st overall
News Release Release Date: January 16, 2012 3:00 p.m.
Students from the University of Regina’s Paul J. Hill School of Business finished 1st overall and won the School of the Year award at the JDC West Business Competition, edging out UBC and the University of Calgary. The seventh annual competition was held January 13th to 15th and hosted by the University of Alberta in Edmonton. A team of 48 students from the Paul J. Hill School of Business competed against students from 10 other universities across western Canada.
The University of Regina teams placed in six categories: first in Marketing, second in Business Strategy, Management Information Systems, Athletics, and Participation and third in Finance. The University of Regina is the only university in the history of the competition to place in the top three for five years in a row.
”Our business team was made up of 13 individual teams and it was the strong, consistent performance of each student that led to our 1st overall finish” said faculty coach and associate professor Chris Street.
"Our team put in so much work to prepare for this weekend and every individual stepped up and exceeded our expectations,” said team co-captain Ally Pilkey. “It’s a humbling experience to be a part of the first University of Regina team to win School of the Year because it is not only for our team, but the entire Regina community."
JDC West celebrates academic excellence and team synergy by providing opportunities for business students in western Canada to achieve excellence in academics, social responsibility, and social competitions. JDC West is the largest business case competition that is organized solely by and for business students in Western Canada.
“These capable University of Regina students and their coaches have put an enormous amount of time and effort into preparing for the competition and it has certainly paid off," says Morina Rennie, Dean of Business Administration at the U of R. “The U of R’s consistently strong performance in this prestigious competition reflects well on our students, our faculty and our program.”
The 2013 competition will be hosted by University of British Columbia (Sauder School of Business).
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