Students tackle engagement at Aeroplan

Université du Québec à Montréal wins first prize
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/12/2011

Students from 27 universities across Canada gathered in Montreal in March to compete in Excalibur, the Canadian university tournament in human resources. The 25th anniversary of the competition had teams look at ways to boost employee engagement at Aeroplan and help it place on a top employers list.

“The Excalibur tournament gives students a unique opportunity to test their knowledge in the real world of work,” said Florent Francoeur, president and CEO of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (CRHA), Quebec’s HR association.

The team from the School of Management at the Université du Québec à Montréal took home first prize — a $3,000 scholarship offered by the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations.