National competition puts HR in spotlight

By Asha Tomlinson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/29/2002

Students at the University of Prince Edward Island showed off their HR skills by winning the 2002 Canadian University Tournament in Human Resources (Excalibur). This is the second time UPEI has taken home the top award and they received three thousand dollars in prize money, a Certificate of Merit and subscriptions to Canadian HR Reporter.

Excalibur is an annual competition — organized by the Quebec Association of Human Resource Professionals and sponsored by several large corporations — that quizzes students on real-life HR situations.

“Competitions such as this puts HR in the limelight,” said Don MacCormac, UPEI professor of business administration and team coach. “The Excalibur forces students to pay more attention to HR concepts, instead of just studying subjects.”