Asper achieves podium finish at ICBC
Asper School of Business students Graham Halford and Quinn Kirkpatrick have scored third place in the Ethics event of the prestigious Intercollegiate Business Competition (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