Edwards School of Business announces high school case winners

Saskatoon - A total of 84 students from Western Canada and Ontario participated in a high school business case competition over the weekend at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).

The competition hosted by the Edwards School of Business and the Saskatchewan Business Teachers' Association (SBTA), featured cases on personal finance and entrepreneurship.

"Edwards is pleased to support an event that raises awareness of business education courses at the high school level," said Daphne Taras, dean at the Edwards School of Business. "These future business leaders have a unique opportunity to experience a first-class learning environment."

Each team, comprised of three students, presented their case to a panel of judges representing the Edwards School of Business, the Hill School of Business at the University of Regina and the Saskatchewan business community.

Students also heard from Jane Rooney, a leader in financial literacy, who delivered a keynote presentation at the SBTA dinner. "Financial literacy is an invaluable life skill," said Rooney. "And, engaging high school students from across the country in a dialogue on personal finances and entrepreneurship in a fun and even competitive way like this is a great step towards strengthening these skills. Not to mention that it could benefit their personal and professional situations longer term."

A partnership between the Edwards School of Business at the U of S and the University of Regina's Hill School of Business provides scholarship opportunities to participating students. Edwards is offering a total of $64,000 in scholarships for eligible students competing in the event, who enter the Bachelor of Commerce program in September 2016.

The rankings for the case competition were as follows:

Business School of the Year - Based on a combination of points from the case competition and school spirit.
Huda School (Regina)

Entrepreneurship Case - Consideration placed on the financing, marketing and resourcing of a new venture, along with implementing technology where applicable.
First place: Huda School (Regina) - Romaisa Ismaeel, Scadia Burki and Ibrahiem  Essalah
Second place: Birtle Collegiate (Birtle, Man.) - Troy Harris, Wyatt Sandstrom and James Jellicoe
Third place: Appleby College (Oakville, Ont.) - Will Cheesewright, Austin Essaye and Justin Verdon

Personal Finance Case - Consideration placed on the topics of budgeting, credit, income, taxation, home buying and insurance.
First place: Birtle Collegiate (Birtle, Man.) - Cassidy Lyttle, Davey Couvier and Kiara Fulham
Second place: Huda School (Regina) - Iqra Abdul, Nudha Ismaeel and Tasbik Bouzertit
Third place: Swan River School (Swan River, Man.) - Aiden Chemolowski, Robin Seib and Eric Galuschuk

Social School of the Year - Consideration placed on determination, teamwork and creativity.
First place: Campbell Collegiate (Regina)
Second place: Greenal High School (Balgonie)
Third place: Sun West Distance (Saskatoon)

For more information, or to get involved in the 2017 event, please visit www.sbtaonline.ca


For more information, contact:

Natasha Katchuk
Communications Officer
Edwards School of Business
University of Saskatchewan

Connie Perrault
Saskatchewan Business Teacher's Association
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