2009 McGill Canada Case Competition Part 1

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:

  • USC
  • 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…

Posted by Dinko Lakic for Janet Amador

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