Students from the University of Regina's Paul J. Hill School of Business are coming home winners from Canada's premier undergraduate business case competition.
Placing first in the business ethics competition at the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, was the University of Regina's team of fourth-year student Emily Adema and second-year student Megan Kalk. In second spot was the University of British Columbia and St. Mary's University in Halifax came in third.
"I'm proud of the national recognition this accomplishment gives the University of Regina, but most importantly, I'm proud of all of our participating students," said University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Vianne Timmons. "They are our future business leaders, and the fact that they did so well in different areas of the competition is a strong indication of the quality of education they are receiving at the Paul J. Hill School of Business."
In the marketing competition, the University of Regina team of fourth-year students Katie Osborne and Allison Weed finished third, behind Simon Fraser University and Concordia University.
This is the second year in a row that University of Regina teams have finished in the top three in the event, and the first time a team has won an event.
Faculty coaches were Hilary Horan, Tatiana Levit and Sean Tucker.
"We are very impressed with the dedication of our teams, said Levit and Tucker. "The students spent countless hours of their own time preparing for the competition for no course credit. These are outstanding results for them and the University of Regina."
In all, teams from 41 universities entered the competition and prepared written submissions last October for seven academic events: accounting, business ethics, business policy, finance, human resources, management information systems and marketing. A total of 180 submissions were received.
The two University of Regina teams advanced by finishing in the top six in their events. The final round involved a case analysis during a limited five-and-a-half hour time period, followed by a 15-minute presentation and a five-minute question-and-answer period in front of judges.
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