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The Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics is accepting applications for the 2018 CFA Ethics Challenge. The student team will consist of 3-5 members who will represent UBC Sauder at the provincial competition in January 2018. Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 27, 2017.

In 2014, the CFA Ethics Challenge was established with a mission to improve students’ presentation and decision-making skills, as well as expose students to real-world ethical issues.

Students are given an ethics case which they then have approximately four weeks to analyze, with the help of a faculty coach. Students will present their recommendations to a panel of judges and are evaluated on the basis of their proposed plan, as well as their adherence to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics & Standards of Professional Conduct.

The UBC Sauder student team will first compete at the provincial level in January 2018, where they have the opportunity to advance to the national championships held in Vancouver in May 2018. Winning teams from each province will then compete for the title of National Champion of the CFA Ethics Challenge and a prize of $500 per team member.

Last year, the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics supported a team of UBC Sauder students to advance to the national level of the CFA Ethics Challenge and have continuously supported students in navigating ethical issues and educating them on responsible business practices since the Centre’s establishment in 2016.

Applications can be sent to Christie Stephenson, executive director of the Dhillon Centre, at christie.stephenson@sauder.ubc.ca.