Hill School of Business wins School of the Year

Posted: January 17, 2017 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Andrew Gaudes, Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration (3rd from left), with students from the Paul J. Hill School of Business. Proudly showing the ‘School of the Year’ trophy are students and co-captains of the team Cari-Lynn Schoettler and Danielle Lane.
Dr. Andrew Gaudes, Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration (3rd from left), with students from the Paul J. Hill School of Business. Proudly showing the ‘School of the Year’ trophy are students and co-captains of the team Cari-Lynn Schoettler and Danielle Lane. Photo by Trevor Hopkin - U of R Photography.

Students from the Hill School of Business have brought home the hardware, winning big at the JDC West Case Competition, held at the University of Alberta. The competition features business students from 12 universities from Western Canada. 

The Paul J. Hill School of Business team was awarded “School of the Year.” The students were honoured at a special event held at the RIC auditorium January 17.

The Hill team also placed first in the categories of social, participation, volunteer hours, finance and international business and placed second in marketing and debate and third in accounting and athletics.

JDC West Trophies
The Hill Business students earned a number of awards including in areas of social, participation, volunteer hours, finance and international business. Photo by Trevor Hopkin - U of R Photography

The Hill team has now placed in the top three as School of the Year nine times in the 12-year history of the competition, more than any other school.

“I am very proud to say our Hill team won School of the Year,” says Dr. Andrew Gaudes, Dean of the Hill and Levene Schools of Business at the University of Regina. “The team, under the coaching leadership of Randy Linton, represented the Hill School and the University of Regina very well. They performed at the highest order of conduct, which impressed all the deans who were present for the Western Canadian Federation of Business School Deans meetings.”

There were individual honours as well. Executive of the Year award was presented to the Hill team co-captains, Cari-Lynn Schoettler and Danielle Lane. The award is based on strong leadership, selflessness and portray qualities of true JDC West spirit.

The students continue to live up to the U of R’s motto of ‘as one who serves.’ It was noted at the competition that the Hill JDC West team logged 3,377 volunteer hours and raised close to $25,000 for Hopes Home Charity in Regina.

JDC West is a student-run competition providing opportunities for business students in Western Canada to achieve excellence in academics, social responsibility, sporting, and social competitions.

The 2018 event will be held at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.