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.

Second prize — a $2,250 scholarship from CRHA — was won by the team from HEC Montréal. Third prize — a $1,500 scholarship offered by the British Columbia Human Resources Management Association — was awarded to the team from the University of British Columbia-Okanagan.



UQAM takes top honours at Excalibur

The School of Management at the Université du Québec à Montréal took home first prize at Excalibur, the Canadian university tournament in human resources. From left are Martine Drolet, chair of the board of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (CRHA); Philippe Lévesque-Groleau, HR business partner , Aeroplan; Geneviève Robert-Huot (student); Daniel Beaupré (coach); Gabrielle Ste-Marie Isherwood (student); Bill Palamar, executive director, Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations; Cynthia Rozon-Lacelle (student); Florent Francoeur, president and CEO of CRHA; Geneviève Guité, chair of the Excalibur committee.



2nd: HEC Montréal

From left are Philippe Lévesque-Groleau, HR business partner at Aeroplan; students Jonathan Couture, Laura Heart and Thomas Micheneau; Martine Drolet, chair of the board of CRHA; Gaétane C. Hains (coach); Florent Francoeur, president and CEO of CRHA.




3rd: UBC-Okanagan

From left are Florent Francoeur, president and CEO of CRHA; Martine Drolet, chair of the board of CRHA; students Gabrielle Descoteaux, Dave Nixon and Hannah Hafso; Philippe Lévesque-Groleau, HR business partner at Aeroplan.

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