UQAM School of Management wins top prize at Excalibur

HEC Montreal, UBC also winners

The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) School of Management won first prize at this year’s Excalibur, an annual Canadian university tournament in human resources.

This year, 27 universities from across the country took part in this event held in Montreal.

Competitors participated in a variety of events with the final challenge of coming up with a plan for Aeroplan to increase its employees’ level of engagement and be regarded as one of Canada’s 50 top employers.

The UQAM team was made up of Geneviève Robert-Huot, Cynthia Rozon-Lacelle and Gabrielle Ste-Marie Isherwood and was coached by Daniel Beaupré. The team won a $3,000 scholarship offered by the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations.

“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 resources humaines agrees, Quebec’s HR association. “It is also the chance for the Ordre to promote the potential of future HR professionals among employers in Quebec and the rest of Canada.”

The team from business school HEC Montreal, made up of Jonathan Couture, Laura Herat, Thomas Micheneau and coached by Gaétane C. Hains, took second prize, a $2,250 scholarship offered by Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés.

The tournament’s third prize, a $1,500 scholarship offered by the British Columbia Human Resources Management Association, was won by the team from the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, composed of Hannah Hafso, Gabrielle Descoteaux, Dave Nixon, and accompanied by coach Laurens Breugem.

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