Quebec takes HR student crown

Wins 2003 Excalibur Tournament for human resource students

The University of Quebec in Outaouais has won this year’s national Excalibur Tournament for HR students.

The university, located in the Hull area, placed first among 17 universities from across the country. Excalibur, the 17th annual Canadian University Tournament in Human Resources, was held at the end of March in Montreal. The event is organized by Quebec’s HR association (the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines et en relations industrielles agréés du Québec) and the University of Quebec in Montreal.

One of the objectives of Excalibur is to recognize excellence in the training of future HR professionals. Student teams were asked to pass various tests, such as solving fictitious and real-life case studies, and demonstrate their abilities and knowledge of human resources management before a jury. This year, Labatt Breweries submitted a case for competitors to analyze.

The first prize, which includes a $3,000 scholarship, was awarded to Sébastien Parent, Dominic Farand and Nathalie Rodrigue of the University of Quebec in Outaouais. The second prize, which includes a $2,250 scholarship, went to Tolek Strukoff, Parminder Sidhu and Ashley Bennington from British Columbia’s Simon Fraser University. The third prize, which includes a $1,500 scholarship, went to Nancy Lachapelle, Élise Bérubé-Crevier and Manon Soucy from the University of Quebec at Montreal.

Members of the top three teams also received subscriptions to Carswell HR products, and students from all 17 schools taking part received subscriptions to Canadian HR Reporter.

The University of Prince Edward Island, looking for its third Excalibur title in four years, was shut out of this year’s top three finishers.

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