2007 BDO WATCase competition draws to a close



    WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - The School of Accountancy at the
University of Waterloo is pleased to announce the winning team in the 2007
BDO Dunwoody WATCase Competition. Congratulations to Pamela Ching,
Katelyn Culliton, Stephanie Maria D'Costa, Iris Leung and Sylvia Luong for
placing first in the competition.
    Over 200 students participated in the competition, a requirement for
upper year students in the School of Accountancy. This year's case was
provided by Armtec. The competition was an intense week for the participants,
starting with the case being distributed on September 7, and written reports
due just days later, on September 11. The next two days saw each group present
their findings to a panel of judges comprised of BDO Dunwoody, UW and Armtec
representatives. The winners were announced at a reception on Friday,
September 14.
    "Once again the WATCase competition was a great showcase for our program
and our students, who showed great development in their preparation for the
real business world," said Jim Barnett, Director of the School of Accountancy.
"All the papers and presentations were well prepared, and the winners showed a
keen analysis of the key business issues. We are proud of the results shown
here and the learning experience the BDO Dunwoody WATCase Competition provided
to our students."
    As the title sponsor of the event, BDO Dunwoody LLP was impressed with
the skills shown by the finalists. Alexandra Hardy, WATCase competition panel
judge and one of BDO's University of Waterloo alumni said, "It was an absolute
pleasure to read over the innovative solutions that these students came up
with to this challenging accounting case. It's a testament to their
considerable talents and those of their teachers. We congratulate them and
look forward to seeing these students develop into the next generation of
accounting professionals."

    About BDO Dunwoody LLP

    BDO Dunwoody LLP
    Chartered Accountants and Advisors
    www.bdo.ca

    BDO Dunwoody LLP is an entrepreneurially-spirited accounting and advisory
firm. As Canada's dominant firm serving mid-sized businesses with 95 offices
nationwide, BDO has the size and strength to present clients with a full range
of comprehensive professional services. BDO Dunwoody is the Canadian Member
Firm of BDO International, a world wide network of public accounting firms,
called BDO Member Firms, serving international clients. Each Member Firm is an
independent legal entity in its own country.

    About the School of Accountancy at the University of Waterloo

    School of Accountancy
    University of Waterloo
    www.accounting.uwaterloo.ca

    Established in 1987, the School of Accountancy is the only English
language professional school of its kind in Canada. Housed in the Faculty of
Arts, at the University of Waterloo, the School offers undergraduate and
graduate programs to provide students with the technical and analytical skills
and the evaluative and communication skills to prepare for successful careers
in public accounting, industry, government and not-for-profit sectors. The
School offers 2 undergraduate and 3 graduate programs. Both undergraduate
programs are co-op only and are integrated as a five-year course of study with
our Master's of Accountancy (MAcc) program.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Gordon G. Lee, National
Marketing Director, BDO Dunwoody LLP, T: (416) 369-3050, E: glee@bdo.ca; James
J. Barnett, FCA, Director, School of Accountancy, University of Waterloo, T:
(519) 888-4567 ext. 35143, E: jbarnett@uwaterloo.ca

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