St-Lawrence College (Kingston) wins first place and Oakville's Sheridan
College takes second
MONTREAL, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Following a gruelling two-day
competition, St. Lawrence College (Kingston) represented by Alisha
Ferguson, Jason Lancaster, Hollie Knapp Fisher and their coach Keith
Tuckwell won Gold at the 2014 Vanier College BDC Case Challenge in
Montreal, which welcomed some of Canada's best business students on
Sheridan College (Oakville) students Shannon Crisp, Humza Imran, and
Brian Farquharason, coached by Peggy Barnwell and Keith Barnwell, won
Silver. SAIT (Calgary) took Bronze.
"This year's Case Challenge was the biggest ever," says principal
organizer, David Moscovitz, Coordinator of the Vanier Business
Administration Program. "As always, all the teams worked hard and
demonstrated their professionalism and creativity. Congratulations to
all the teams. We're looking forward to seeing them again at our 10th
anniversary Case Challenge in 2015."
Six teams— St. Lawrence College, Sheridan College SAIT, Seneca College,
College of the North Atlantic, and Cégep de Victoriaville—made it to
the finals where they were asked once again to analyze and present a
2014 Scotiabank Awards were also awarded to the 12 teams who took top
honours in round one-SAIT, Cégep de Victoriaville, Sheridan College,
St. Lawrence College, College of the North Atlantic, Seneca College,
Collège Ahuntsic, Vanier College, Collège Lionel Groulx, Cégep
André-Laurendeau, St. Claire College, and Okanagan College.
"I'm always impressed by the students' enthusiasm and ability to think
on their feet," said Michel Bergeron, Senior Vice President, Marketing
and Public Affairs, BDC. "Their participation in this case competition
offers them practical business experience that can be applied to many
of their personal and future professional pursuits."
Colleges from across Canada were represented by teams of students, many
of whom won local competitions in their college or province in order to
compete in the case challenge. The standards are high and the contest
is a great platform for the competitors to prove themselves.
Vanier College is also very proud of its home team consisting of Molly
Biswas, Angelyna Sanon, Cosmin Zainea, and Matthew Ventura coached by
David Moscovitz and Jessica Andrews.
"Their passion, dedication, hard work, and outstanding performance led
to a well-deserved Scotiabank Award," added Mr. Moscovitz.
The Business Development of Canada (BDC) is the principal sponsor of the
Vanier College BDC Case Challenge.
About the Vanier College BDC Case Challenge
Now in its 9th year, the Case Challenge gives business students the
opportunity to develop skills and gain experience in presenting
solutions to some of today's marketing challenges.
Canada's business development bank, BDC puts entrepreneurs first. With
almost 2,000 employees and more than 100 business centres across the
country, BDC offers financing, subordinate financing, venture capital,
securitization and consulting services to more than 28,000 small and
medium-sized companies. Their success is vital to Canada's economic
Image with caption: "2014 Vanier College BDC Case Challenge Gold Winners (CNW Group/Business Development Bank of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140211_C9086_PHOTO_EN_36544.jpg
SOURCE: Business Development Bank of Canada
For further information:
Vanier Communications Officer
(514) 744-7500 ext. 7596
Senior Advisor, Public Relations-BDC