Asper achieves podium finish at ICBC
Hosted by the Queenâ€™s Business School in Kingston, Ontario, ICBC is Canadaâ€™s longest-running case competition. This yearâ€™s final round took place January 15-17.
To qualify for a coveted spot in the final round, Halford and Kirkpatrick competed this fall against 29 other Canadian and international universities. Teams in various functional areas each wrote a case analysis, which was blind-judged at Queenâ€™s. Only teams whose submission ranked in the top five were invited to compete in the finals.
â€śOnce they got there, our team faced some incredible competition,â€ť says Nicole BarnabĂ©, the teamâ€™s advisor. â€śAll the teams performed very well, and this is apparently the first time Asper has placed in the Ethics category. Iâ€™m very proud of their achievement.â€ť
Kirkpatrick says competing against Canadaâ€™s top teams, and in front of judges who are also prominent business leaders, made the experience especially rewarding. â€śThe judges gave constructive and usefulÂ feedback we are able to take back to our classes and to future competitions.â€ť
Halford says their success would not have been possible without the tireless support of Asper professors BarnabĂ© and Howard Harmatz. â€śThey gave up a lot of free time and put in a significant effort to ensure we were prepared.â€ť