McGill Bachelor of Commerce students won first honours at the 17th edition of the Jeux du Commerce, held at the Université du Québec à Rimouski, January 7-10.
Over 1,000 students from 13 Eastern Canadian universities attended this inter-university competition. The event included academic competitions (cases, a debate and a stock market simulation) where teams had to present in front of a jury made up of members of the business community and professors. Sports and social competitions were also part of the event.
The Jeux du Commerce allow students to apply academic knowledge to real-life situations, network with students from different universities, and connect with the business world.
In addition to gaining first place overall, McGill students' outstanding performance was rewarded by 11 podium positions.
Managing Human Resources: Andrew Rose, Joseph Boayes, Nomi Shandler
International Business: Louis-Paul Hetu, Caroline Morrisette, Panthea Lee
Marketing: David Legendre, Phuong Tran, Jenny Worden
Debate: Debbie Asirvatham, Jesse McWaters, Gaurav Toshniwal, Kalanga Joffres
Finance: Felix Etienne-Lebel, Philippe Cantin, Sebastien Gagnon
Strategy: Taryn Barker, Philippe Charette, Monika Dygut
Stock Market Simulation: Debra Tran, Michael Hudgin, Harsha Rajamani, David Barry
Information Systems Management: Nurdin Ismail, Imran Siddiqui, Maheen Deen
Entrepreneurship: Pierre-Olivier Descoteaux, Allan Eisen, Elizabeth Rancourt
Ball Hockey: Emilie Laville, Francis Robillard, François Fillion, Jacynthe Simard, Jean-François Dufort, Lawrence Brossard, Lisanne Auger-Bellmare, Nicolas Letendre, Samuel Letendre
Social: Sarah Gosselin, Francis Wielgosz, Alexandre Frechette, Catherine Bertheau
A special thanks to Richard Donovan, who was instrumental in preparing McGill for the games, along with Steve Fortin, Demetrios Vakratsas and Omar Toulan. All four traveled with the students to Rimouski. Professors Francesca Carrieri, Mo Chaudhury, Peter Johnson, Larry Goldsman, Karl Moore and Saibal Ray also coached students.