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Haskayne students take third in international competition

CASEIT focuses on solutions for non-profit in Canada
March 14, 2017

On Feb. 14 - 17, the Haskayne School of Business team competed against students from across the globe in various events, which included a 24-hour case deliberation, at Simon Fraser University for the 2017 CaseIT business case competition and placed third.

20 teams competed at this year’s competition. First place was claimed by Indiana University while Queen’s University snagged second place.

“All three students were constantly being congratulated by other coaches and their peers for their strong presentation and how they carried themselves throughout the CaseIT competition,” says Sharaz Khan, faulty advisor.

The team consisted of Andrea Cheng, Aaron Lang, and Zeid Ayoub and were aided by faculty advisors, Sharaz Khan and Cam Welsh. The students were tasked to develop a case focusing on Dress for Success Vancouver, a not-for-profit organization that empowers women into the workforce.

“Overall, the team’s genuineness, authenticity, high ethical principles and moral rectitude are appreciated which complements their academic and professional achievements. They are proud ambassadors for the Haskayne School of Business and the University of Calgary,” continues Khan.

CaseIT is an annual international undergraduate business case competition with a strong Management Information Systems (MIS) focus. It is a place where students from various backgrounds of IT and business can showcase their various skillsets in front of esteemed judges.

“It is important as it has several strong business technology programs competing from across the world and when combined with the results of all Haskayne teams this academic year is showing how good our students are across many subject areas,” says Cameron Welsh, faulty advisor.

Among the Haskayne School of Business, notable universities were Ryerson University, University of Wisconsin, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Hong Kong University, Chinese University, University of British Columbia, University of Minnesota, Iowa University, Kwantlen Polytech Univeristy, Copenhagen Business School, Corvinus University of Budapest, National University of Singapore, Bandong Institute of Technology, Indonesia, and the University of Brussels.

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