Ref. No. 78
||Jan. 15, 2002
||Memorial University's business undergraduates strike gold at a national competition at Queen's University
Five teams of undergraduate students from the Faculty of Business
Administration at Memorial University struck gold at a national competition
held at Queen's University, in Kingston, Ont. The students were
participating in the Intercollegiate Business Competition (ICBC) held this
past weekend at Queen's School of Business.
Memorial's teams brought home first-place finishes in accounting (Troy
Stanley, Christine Thomson), debating (Tom Dunne, John Whelan), and
management of information systems (Linda Cole, Jason Greenland), and a
second-place finish in labour arbitration (Janice Finlay, Rose Marie
Fulford). Wendy Fewer and Beth Howlett also competed in final round of the
The participating teams had been selected for the competition at Queen's
after spending four weeks developing business case analyses that were
submitted to the ICBC in mid-October. Twenty-eight universities competed in
seven different subject areas (accounting, debating, marketing, management
of information science, finance and ethics) for a spot at the finals in
Kingston. Memorial qualified five teams for the finals.
"We can attribute our success at Queen's to the hard work our teams put into
preparing for the competition," said Dr. Bill Blake, dean of the Faculty of
Administration. "The dedication and perseverance of our students and
faculty coaches have led us to more than 150 victories at the national and
international level, making us the "winningest" business faculty in Canada."
"All of the other competitors, organizers, and judges at ICBC recognized
our achievement and congratulated our team on their ability to compete
against the best of Canada's business undergraduate students and be such
good ambassadors for the university and the province," said Dr. Asmo
Palasvirta, associate dean, undergraduate programs. "We definitely made an
impression and it was a very good one."
For more information, contact Aimee Sheppard, information officer
(business), Memorial University of Newfoundland, 737-2616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.