Université de Montréal wins first prize at Excalibur

Concordia comes second, Wilfrid Laurier third
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 03/20/2012

After two days of competition, Université de Montréal’s School of Industrial Relations walked away with first prize at the 26th edition of Excalibur, a Canadian university tournament in human resources. Twenty-five universities took part in the event.

The winning team, made up of Stephany Beaudry, Elisabeth Corbeil, Érika Dion, with coach Émilie Genin, bested competitors from six Canadian provinces. The team shone in the final event with its analysis of a real business case involving dairy products manufacturer Liberté.

The team won a $3,000 scholarship offered by the Fondation de l’Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés.

"Excalibur provides an extraordinary opportunity for students to test their knowledge in a setting resembling the real business world. It is also an occasion for the Ordre to showcase the potential of the upcoming generation of human resources and industrial relations professionals among employers in Quebec and the rest of Canada,” said Florent Francoeur, Ordre president and CEO.

The team from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business in Montreal, made up of Alana Des Coeurs, Isabella Matteo, Catherine Richard, with coach Aaron Dresner, was awarded the second prize, a $2,250 scholarship offered by the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés.

The third prize, a scholarship of $1,500 donated by Adecco, was won by the team from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont., composed of Julia Bowen, Daniel Figueroa and Vaiseekan Srithayakumar, with coach D’Arcy Delamere.

Excalibur is a competition among universities offering human resources or industrial relations programs. After completing five events, participants are assessed by more than 40 jury members from Canadian organizations and the academic community.

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