Yes, we are here, and we are anxiously waiting for today’s major competition. No, this is not case day, but rather a competition that we may have difficulty winning…it is snow tubing. I am worried about our wonderful case team, Michael, Christina and Jen have no experience in this very competitive area, there lack of experience may be a problem, have no fear, I brought 3 weapons with me, my two boys (Chris 11, and Craig 8) and a handy snowball maker for pelting the enemy. We leave for this adventure in a couple of hours, so how we fair will have to be continued on the next blog…keep your fingers crossed.
Otherwise we are doing great! The team has had a chance to see Montreal with an intense 4 hour walk through the downtown and surrounding areas. The weather has been holding steady at a balmy 4 degrees C, so we have been lucky not to battle any sub-zero freezing temperatures. Last night we had our welcome dinner at Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History which included a tour and a brief history or our northern neighbor.
At the dinner the order of the presentations was done and we are number 7 of 12 teams. We will present at 11:00 and then again at 4:30 on Saturday. At this competition every school presents twice to a different set (7) judges and the top 3 schools are chosen after those presentations. So Michael, Jen and Christina have their work cut out for them with 2 presentations and a 22 hour case prep.
Since I know you all would like to know which schools are attending here is the list:
- University of Auckland
- Thammasat (Thailand)
- Queen’s University (Canada)
- National University of Singapore
- Copenhagen Business School
- Corvinus University of Budapest
- Helsinki School of Economics
- Koc University (Turkey)
- Maastricht Unviersity
- UC Berkeley
- McGill University
More to follow…