Collège Edouard-Montpetit places first at the 2017 Vanier College BDC Case Challenge

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 14, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - After a gruelling 2-day competition, Collège Edouard-Montpetit won the Gold Award at the 2017 Vanier College BDC Case Challenge that welcomed some of the best business students in Canada on February 11-12. Congratulations to Christine Gariépy, Olivier Beaudry, Jessy Ouellette-Hulmann and their coaches Pascale Deschênes and Louis Bahouth for their very strong performance. This marks the first time Collège Edouard-Montpetit wins the top award.

Six teams made it to the Sunday finals where they analyzed a new Marketing case and presented a second time. These were: Collège Edouard-Montpetit who won the Gold Award, Okanagan College that won Silver, and George Brown College that took Bronze. The other three finalists were Cégep André-Laurendeau, Nova Scotia Community College and Sheridan College.

The 12 teams who took top honours in Round One on Saturday and who won the 2017 ScotiaBank Awards are: Cégep André-Laurendeau, Cégep régional de Lanaudière à Joliette, Collège Edouard-Montpetit, Dawson College, Fanshawe College, George Brown College, Mohawk College, Nova Scotia Community College, Okanagan College, Red River College and Sheridan College. Congratulations to all the winners and participants.

"For BDC, the Case Challenge is a chance to plug into the energy and excitement of a new generation of Canadian business pioneers. Participants are the leaders of tomorrow and their hard work and innovative spirit are essential to the development of Canada," says Michel Bergeron, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs, BDC.

"This year's Case Challenge was the biggest ever with 34 teams," says principal organizer, David Moscovitz, Coordinator of the Vanier Business Administration Program. "In this year of celebrating Montreal's 375 anniversary, it's great to encourage growth and development in students through this competition and to welcome several new participating colleges, many of whom travel a great distance to get here."

Vanier College is also very proud of its home team consisting of Business Administration students, Cristina Laura Zambon, Tina Volpe, Alexa Valiante, and Kayla Shamshoum, coached by David Moscovitz and Peter Vogopoulos, Assistant Coach. Their passion, dedication, hard work was on full display during their excellent presentation.

The Business Development of Canada is the principal sponsor of the Case Challenge.

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For further information: Marguerite Corriveau, Vanier Communications Officer, Telephone: 514-744-7500 ext. 7596,; or Maria Constantinescu, Sr Advisor, Public Relations, 1-844-625-8321,


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