UBC Sauder to participate in Ethics Case Competition in Toronto this fall

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While the business school case competition is a time-honoured tradition, a newer breed of student competition is on the rise – the business ethics case competition. This fall, UBC Sauder students will be getting into the action. The Executive Director of The Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, Christie Stephenson, called the advent of business ethics case competitions “yet another sign that business students around the global care increasingly about the ethical and social impacts of business.”

Until September 16, the Centre is accepting undergraduate applications to represent UBC Sauder at the Ted Rogers Ethical Leadership Case Competition. They will join 15 other teams from across the country for the competition, which will be held on November 18 and 19 in Toronto.

The selected students will work with a coaching team that includes the Centre’s Interim Academic Director, Professor Dale Griffin; the Centre’s Executive Director; former award-winning ethics case competition team member and UBC Sauder student, Albina Gibadulina; and Aluma Bruno Lam.

Interested candidates must submit a resume and letter outlining their interest in participating, and a transcript. Applications should be sent to and will be accepted until Friday, September 16, 2016 at midnight.


Case competition team members will be expected to participate in five to six weekly case competition practice sessions with a team of faculty, staff, alumni and student coaches. In addition, they should anticipate preparation time once the case is released during the week prior to the competition.

Case competition team members should expect to contribute approximately $200 toward the costs involved in traveling to Toronto and participating in the competition, but arrangements may be made in cases of financial hardship.

Information on the Ted Rogers Ethical Leadership Case Competition:

Schedule: Teams will arrive Friday afternoon for a Friday evening wine & cheese reception and welcome. The competition will happen on Saturday, with awards and prizes given out at a gala dinner Saturday evening.

Teams: There will be 16 teams, each with four members plus a coach.

Judging: There will be two panels of judges; one consisting of 12 judges for the first round and three for the final.

Ethical Leadership Cases: The case will be released seven days in advance of the competition. All 16 teams will present the case in the morning and four finalist teams will go on to compete in the afternoon. After lunch, finalists will receive the “twist” on the case for final judging.