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University of Guelph-Humber students successfully defend title at Ethics in Action Case Competition

students holding up awardsThe University of Guelph-Humber's case competition team, photographed after achieving the top rank at the undergraduate level. (L-R) Emma Lal, Cristina Morrone, (Assistant Program Head) Justin Medak, Pankush Jhamat, and Conor Kelly.

Student team wins 55 top three finishes in past two years

TORONTO, ON - Nov. 2, 2017 – For the second-year in a row University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH) business students have claimed top rank at Dalhousie University’s Ethics in Action Case Competition.

Last weekend, university students from across Canada came together to compete in the 2017 Ethics in Action Case Competition at the undergraduate and graduate level. Over two days, teams presented both a prepared, and a live case, involving an ethical dilemma. The prepared presentation provided students with 10 days of deep case analysis and advanced work.

However, the live demonstration gave students three hours of preparation time onsite, before showcasing their solution.

“In a very short period of time, our students have had incredible results in case competitions, despite competing with some of the best of the best.” says Dr. George Bragues, program head, Business, UofGH. “This win gives UofGH 55 top 3 case competition finishes in the past two years, including a third place finish at Harvard.”

The winning UofGH team consisted of four business students along with their coach, Assistant Program Head, Business, Justin Medak. The victory helps kicks-off the case study competition season for UofGH and its students who are looking to further showcase their abilities, hone their skills, and continue to compete against some of the most renowned business schools in the world.

Next, the team has their sights set on the Network of International Business Schools competition (NIBS). Only the top 16 teams will receive an invitation to the championship round which takes place in Guatemala. In mid-November the team will enter the qualifying rounds, competing against some of the most prestigious business schools in the world for a coveted spot in the championship round.

“I am really proud of what this team has accomplished so early in the season, and I look forward to seeing how far we go,” says Medak.

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