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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
September 1, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Students



2013

Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC)

1st place in marketing

  • JDC Central Achievements
    • School of the Year
    • 1st place - Sports
    • 1st place (tie) - Entrepreneurship
    • 1st place - Finance
    • 2nd place - MIS
    • 2nd place - Marketing
    • 2nd place - HR
    • 3rd place - Debate
    • 3rd place - Business Strategy
  • Academic Cup
    • 1st place - Participation

2012

  • JDC Central Achievements
    • School of the Year
    • 1st place - Sports
    • 1st place - Social
    • 1st place - Debate
    • 1st place - Accounting
    • 1st place - Entrepreneurship
    • 1st place - MIS
    • 1st place - Participation
    • 2nd place - HR
    • 3rd place - Charity
    • 3rd place - Finance
    • 3rd place - Business Strategy
    • 3rd place - International Business
  • Academic Cup
    • 1st place - Participation

2011

  • JDC Central Achievements
    • School of the Year
    • 1st place - Business Strategy
    • 1st place - Debate
    • 1st place - Management Information Systems
    • 1st place - Social
    • 2nd place - Participation
    • 2nd place - Sports Competition
    • 3rd place - Entrepreneurship

2010

  • JDC Central Achievements 
    • School of the Year
    • 1st place - Participation
    • 1st place - Debate
    • 1st place - Marketing
    • 1st place - Business Strategy
    • 2nd place - Sports
    • 2nd place - Management of Information Systems
    • 2nd place - Entrepreneurship
    • 2nd place - Charity
    • 3rd place - Finance
  • Awarded 2nd place at the Dalhousie Business Ethics Case Competition (DBECC)

2009

  • JDC West 2009 Ontario School of the Year
  • 2nd place in the Business Strategy Case at JDC West 2009
  • Double-degree business graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, wins Ontario gold medal for the highest mark in the province on the 2009 Canadian Chartered Accountants’ Uniform Evaluation (UFE)

2008

  • 1st place at the University of Ottawa Financial Case Competition
  • 2nd place in the LIVE 2008 Case Conference
  • 2nd place in the 2008 Dalhousie Credit Risk Case Competition
  • 1st place teams at ICBC (Inter-Collegiate Business Competition) in Debating and Marketing. 2nd place wins in Ethics and MIS
  • Chairperson’s award for school spirit at ICBC competition
  • Laurier Student recognized as an RBC Undergraduate Scholar (National Scholarship program)
  • Laurier MBA Student wins iGNITION $1K
  • Winner of the Queen’s Entrepreneurial Competition (Gold Medal for Entrepreneurship Excellence)
  • Provincial Finalist as Student Entrepreneur of the Year
  • 2nd place win at Wake Forest’s Social Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition
  • Finalists at the Sauder Enterprize Business Plan Competition
  • TD SIFE Entrepreneurship Challenge National Finalist

DECA U Awards for 2008:

  • 1st prize for written Retail Management
  • 1st prize for written Human Resources
  • Top 3 for Financial Services Management
  • 1st for Travel and Tourism
  • 1st for Business Law
  • Top 3 for Retail Management
  • Chapter of the Year


2007

  • Chairperson’s award for school spirit at ICBC competition
  • Finalist in SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise – used to be ACE) National Championships, top team in Ontario
  • 2nd place in the Impact Apprentice Competition
  • Financial Education Challenge Regional Champion, National Finalists
  • 1st place in UNB Case Competition
  • National Finalist as Student Entrepreneur of the Year
  • LaunchPad $50K Venture Creation Competition Winner
  • iGNITION $1K Pitch Competition Winner
  • 1st place CIBC UNB Business Plan Competition
  • HSBC Financial Education Challenge Regional Champions and National Finalists


2006

  • Finalist in SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise – used to be ACE) National Championships, top team in Ontario
  • 2nd runner up in the Financial Education Challenge
  • Nigel Vanderlinden, Chair of ACE Laurier's Business Advisory Board, named Alumnus of the Year by ACE Canada
  • LaunchPad $50K Venture Creation Competition Winner
  • iGNITION $1K Pitch Competition Winner

  • Fourth year business co-op student Julie Mitchell is the recipient of the Zonta Club’s Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship at the International level.  This is the first time the scholarship, worth US$5,000, has been won by a candidate from the local Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo.

  • Sheldene Simola, one of our doctoral students in MOB, wins the "Elliott Jacks Memorial Award" awarded for the "Oustanding Article of the Year" for Division 13 of APA.  The final selection occured by vote by the members of the editorial review board (for the official journal of that division), and the win was "emphatic". 
  • Third year business co-op student Julie Mitchell is the winner of the Zonta Club’s Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. The scholarship, worth $400 dollars, also allows Mitchell the opportunity to move forward to a district- then international-level competition for additional scholarships, worth up to US$5,000.

The scholarship is heavily weighted towards academic achievement, with over two thirds of the scoring looking at academic levels, references, and awards. Mitchell, whose impressive GPA is over 11, also received glowing reports from professors and advisors, who say she “demonstrates the ability to be self-reliant,” possesses “a very positive and professional style,” and is “exceptionally talented.”

During her time at Laurier, Mitchell has played an important role on the varsity women’s hockey team, and has won a variety of awards for excelling both academically and athletically. She was nominated for the Outstanding Women of Laurier Award, and has won the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Academic All-Canadian Achievement Award and the Ontario University Athletics Scholar-Athlete award, the latter of which is awarded to one recipient for achieving the highest average of all Laurier female varsity athletes.

2005

  • Gregory Sweeney is the 2005-06 winner of the John R. Finlay Memorial Scholarship for the MABE student with the highest overall GPA (exceeding 10.0) at the end of the second semester of the program.

Greg graduated from our Honours Economics and Financial Management (Co-op) program in Fall 2005. 

  • Student organizers in the full and part time MBA programs helped to raise $6,000 for the Kitchener-Waterloo district chapter of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by hosting the annual Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser: which includes a tennis tournament, charity casino night and on-line auction. This brings the total donated by the MBA students to more than $16,000 in the past three years.
  • In January 2005, four MBA students competed as a team in the John Molson MBA International Case Competition held at Concordia University. The Laurier team received two awards: First Place Winners of the Round Robin Tournament and Third Place Winners in the Final Competition.  
The competition is considered the oldest, largest and only truly global case competition in the world. The majority of the 150 student competitors have one and a half or two years of MBA instruction, while the Laurier team has just four months when entering this competition. The results speak highly of the students’ abilities as well as to the integrated nature of their program.
  • Greg Stark, a first-year student, was name a Central region semi-finalist in the 2005 CIBC Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award Regional Semi-Finalist competition. From a pool of 70 nominees from Ontario and Quebec, three companies were selected as semi-finalists. One of those was Lawnboy, Greg Stark’s venture. The CIBC Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award celebrates and showcases the accomplishments of Canadian student entrepreneurs, and is open to full-time Canadian university and college students.

  • Four MBA students competed in the first ever National Commercial Credit case competition held at Dalhousie University, Halifax. They placed third in a field of eight teams<

 2004

  • Following their outstanding achievements in 2003, the Laurier chapter of Advancing Canadian
    Entrepreneurship achieved in 2004 what no other chapter has achieved before: a second consecutive win at the national championships. Based on the range, quality, and quantity of programs the ACE Laurier students run, the team was awarded the following honours:
    • 2004 Most Enterprising Campus in Canada
    • 2004 SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) Canadian National Champions
    • 2004 SIFE World Cup Finalists (ACE Laurier represented Canada at the competition in
    • Barcelona)
  • Four students from the SBE earned second place at the second annual Dalhousie Business Ethics Case Competition held in November 2004. Sixteen business schools in Canada and the US were represented in the North American competition. The competition is designed to expose students to the crucial role that business ethics and corporate-social responsibility will play in defining leadership in business tomorrow. Organizers believe that the results reflect on how well participating universities teach and promote ethical business practice.
  •  The MBA case team of Marina Garabetian, Michael Connor, Andy Dabideen and Trevor Timbeck are commended for an outstanding performance in the John Molson MBA International Case Competition in Montreal. The team received two awards: First Place Winners of the Round Robin Tournament and Third Place Winners in the Final Competition - a best ever showing for Wilfrid Laurier University!
  • Three BBA students, Paul Wheaton, Daniel Sosna and Andrew Franklin, have been named Cleghorn Fellows as part of a new fellowships program established by John Cleghorn and his family. The Cleghorn Battlefield Study Fellowships program supports efforts to expose students to Canada’s role in world conflicts by touring famous battlefields. The fellowships are designed to foster a greater understanding of military history and, in particular, battles in which Canada played a significant role.
  • Tommy Wu is the Spring 2004 Gold Medallist for the School of Business & Economics. He also had the honour of being the SBE banner carrier for this Convocation. Tommy graduated "with High Distinction" with an Honours BA in Economics and Accounting. Tommy has had a stellar academic career at Laurier, beginning with "a perfect score" in his first year with an "A+" in every course. His final overall GPA is a remarkable 11.55/12.00. Recently, Tommy was informed that he had won a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship in the Master's competition. Congratulations!
  • ACE Laurier has accomplished what no other team has before them -- they have become the first to win the national Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Competition twice, and they have done so in consecutive years. They will go on to represent Canada at the SIFE World Cup in Barcelona, Spain September 22 – 24, 2004. Visit the SIFE International site for further information: http://www.sife.org/Pages/default.aspx
  • ACE Laurier also took top honours in the Ventures National Competition, were runners up in the Magna International Fair Enterprise National Competition, and have been designated “The Most Enterprising Campus in Canada” – also for the second consecutive year.
  • Laurier MBA Students Yamani Bhagavatula, Carmel Branston, Sharon Daniel and Tunde Turcsik, captured a third place finish during the Samsung MBA Case Competition. The third annual event, hosted by the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, attracted Canada's top-rated business schools. The competition was based on a marketing case, the results of which were presented to and evaluated by a panel of professionals including business reporters, industry analysts and members of Samsung's senior management. Each Laurier team member was awarded a 15-inch LCD TV while Laurier's school of business & economics received a 43-inch projection TV for the team's third place showing.
  • Laurier SBE students, including event founder Steve Best, joined together to raise money for Kids Link, a charity that provides money for respite care services. For the second year in a row, the fundraiser involved first-year students from each of each of the on-campus residences. The students gathered in the Concourse and stayed awake for 50 hours while participating in planned activities. The event, which commenced Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at 11:30 a.m. and ran until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2004, raised more than $2800. Preparations for making this an annual Laurier tradition, along with expanding it to become an inter-residence competition, are already underway.

 2003

  • Laurier SBE students, George East and Steve Best, joined together to raise money for Send 'em off Smiling, a charity that provides underprivileged children with new backpacks loaded with clothes, new running shoes and school supplies. During this inaugural event, the duo stayed awake for 50 hours while participating in planned activities. The event which commenced Friday, March 28, 2003, 7 p.m. and ran until Sunday, March 30, 2003, 9 p.m. raised more than $1100. Preparations for next year's event are already underway.

 2002

  • Laurier undergraduate business students placed second in Business Ethics, third in Marketing and were finalists in Business Policy and Debating at Queen's ICBC Competition in 2002.

 2001

  • Laurier undergraduate business students won 1st place at the Queen's Entrepreneurial Competition, March 2001.
  • Laurier undergraduate business students were finalists in Business Policy at the Queen's ICBC Competition in 2001.

 2000

  • Laurier undergraduate business students placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the National Undergraduate Stock Market Competition, hosted by the Toronto Stock Exchange, December 2000.
  • A team of Laurier MBA students finished first in the National Graduate Stock Market Competition, hosted by the Toronto Stock Exchange, December 2000.
  • Laurier MBA students placed second in the University of New Brunswick Saint John E-Commerce Competition, March 2000.
  • Laurier undergraduate business students placed second in Business Policy, second in MIS, third in Accounting and were finalists in Debating at the Queen's ICBC Competition in 2000.
  • Laurier is the highest ranked Canadian university for undergraduate admission marks (Maclean's Magazine, 1999 and 2000).

 1999

  • Laurier undergraduate business students won 1st place in the EDS Systemhouse Canada Case Challenge, Toronto, November 1999.
  • Laurier undergraduate business students were finalists at the Queen's Entrepreneurial Competition in 1999.
  • Laurier undergraduate business students placed second in MIS and were finalists in Business Policy and Debating at Queen's ICBC Competition in 1999.
  • Laurier MBA students placed 1st, 4th and 5th at the National MBA Stock Market Competition, hosted by the Toronto Stock Exchange in March 1999.

 1998

  • Laurier undergraduate business students were finalists at the Queen's Entrepreneurial Competition in 1998.
  • Laurier undergraduate business students were finalists at the EDS Competition in 1998.
  • Laurier undergraduate business students were finalists in Accounting, Debating and MIS at the Queen's ICBC Competition in 1998.

 1997

  • The Laurier team was the top Canadian entry at the Dalhousie International Case Competition, 1997 (2nd overall).
  • Laurier undergraduate business students won 1st place at the Queen's Entrepreneurial Competition in 1997.
  • Laurier undergraduate business students were finalists in Accounting, Business Policy, Debating and Finance at the Queen's ICBC Competition in 1997.
  • Laurier undergraduate business students were finalists at the EDS Competition in 1997.

 1996

  • Laurier undergraduate business students were finalists in Finance and MIS at the Queen's ICBC Competition in 1996.
  • From 1990 to 1995, Laurier undergraduated business students placed first in Policy, first in Debating, first in MIS, second in Policy and second in Marketing at the Queen's ICBC Competition.
  • Laurier students have the highest success rate on both CA and CMA exams.
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