Students win silver in the Commerce Games

A contingent of 84 undergraduates from the Faculty of Commerce and Administration did us proud in Quebec City at the Commerce Games, held January 6 to 9 at Université Laval. They competed against 11 other universities from Quebec, Ottawa and Moncton.

Teams from Concordia took first place in case competitions in finance, tax, marketing and management information systems; second in international business, debating, production operations management and human resources; and third in entrepreneurship. This earned them an "overall academic gold."

The students also got two silver medals in sports and one in social events. As a result, they came away with the silver medal for the Games for the second year in a row. The gold this year, also for the second year in a row, went to the Hautes Études Commerciales.

Nancy Greig, who is co-president with Angie Orzea of the organizing committee, said that her fellow students started thinking about the Games back in April. Tryouts were held, and those who made it took a course last term in presentation analysis with Marketing Professor Mark Haber.

Copyright 2000 Concordia's Thursday Report.