Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently
Asked Questions

Developing University Teams

What are the requirements to participate?
Participating teams must be comprised of current full-time students. Each school may field up to two teams composed of 4 to 5 students each. Participants can be both undergraduate and graduate students, and from a diversity of disciplines. They must commit to participating in the online workshops in September / October, as well as the finals at McGill in Montreal, Canada on November 14 to 16, 2019.

Who creates the university team?
Each team must have a faculty advisor in order to assemble a strong student team. We also encourage this advisor to join the team for the finals weekend on November 14 to 16, 2019.

How many students are on a team?
Each team must have 4 to 5 full-time students, as well as a faculty advisor.

Is the competition open to graduate students or is it limited to undergraduates?
It is open to both undergraduates and graduate students.

How many teams can be submitted from each school?
Universities can send no more than two teams to the finals at McGill in Nov 14-16.

Online Workshops & Assignments

When will the weekly learning modules be held?
They will be held virtually during September and October 2019.

When is the first round of work due?
There will be micro-assignments corresponding to the learning modules in September and October, but the finals (Nov.14-16) will be the due-date for the team’s final pitch.

Finals at McGill University

Will all teams participate in the finals (Nov 14-16)?
Yes, as long as they demonstrate their participation during the virtual learning modules. We also encourage the faculty advisor to accompany the team to the finals.

What will happen at the finals weekend?
The finals weekend will include a Montreal city experience, coaching and mentoring to further develop the teams’ pitches, semi-finals and final presentations and an awards ceremony and dinner on the evening of November 16th.

Logistics & Costs

When will we receive a schedule of events?
A detailed schedule will be available by mid-August. Details will include the virtual workshop dates and times and the final weekend detailed schedule.

When do we get the case competition challenge?
Participating teams will receive the challenge in September, when the case competition begins.

What is the cost to attend?
Registration is free. Participating Universities and students are responsible for all travel costs (lodging, airfare, visa and ground transportation). The GRC aims to cover the majority of the meals from Nov 14-16, 2019.

How accessible is the GRC?

The GRC will be held in the Bronfman and Armstrong buildings on the McGill University campus:

Bronfman Building

  • The Bronfman building features a lift, and most doors are wheelchair accessible 
  • Every floor of the Bronfman Building has a gender-neutral washroom, as well as gendered washrooms
  • All rooms have florescent lighting 
  • We cannot guarantee that this is a scent-free place
  • The Bronfman Building features signage in English and French 
  • Le Pavillon Bronfman a des enseignes en anglais et en français

Armstrong Building 

  • The Armstrong building features a lift, and most doors are wheelchair accessible 
  • Every floor of the Armstrong Building has a gender-neutral washroom, as well as gendered washrooms
  • All rooms have florescent lighting 
  • We cannot guarantee that this is a scent free place
  • The Armstrong Building features signage in English and French 
  • Le Pavillon Armstrong a des enseignes en anglais et en français
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