Fast Pace to the Case 2015 has come and gone, however the memories of the event as well as the professional and personal connections we all made are still fresh in our minds. It was the sixth instalment of the annual Fast Pace to the Case competition, and the first time at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Hamilton.
This year we had 56 delegates competing in 14 teams of four. The schools in attendance were: Schulich School of Business (three teams), University of Toronto Mississauga (two teams), University of Toronto Scarborough, Brock University, Ryerson University, University of Guelph-Humber, University of Waterloo, and the DeGroote School of Business (four teams).
As well, this year we had over 20 industry representatives attend the event to judge, lead workshops, and network with students. Thank you to CPA Ontario, Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, BDO, and Grant Thornton for sending representatives! Our evening time speaker was KPMG Audit Partner David Marks. We couldn't hold the event without the continued tremendous support from the Faculty at the DeGroote School of Business, in specific, Dr. Emad Mohammad and Professor Yvonne Kwok. Thank you!
At the end of the day, team 4B from the Schulich School of Business – York University, took home the first place prize, congratulations! Here are the final standings:
1st Place- Presented by CPA Ontario: Schulich School of Business - Talha Zubair, Salman Ahmad, Akshay Pattni, Mitul Shah
2nd Place- Presented by Deloitte, KPMG, and PwC: University of Guelph-Humber - Marco Di Stefano, Michael Logosz, Cassandra Hull, Daria Mykhaily.
3rd Place- Presented by the Faculty of Accounting and Financial Management- DeGroote School of Business: University of Toronto, Scarborough - Christine Chang, Maggie Li, Edith Tung, Eefay Wang
4th Place- Presented by the Faculty of Accounting and Financial Management- DeGroote School of Business: Ryerson University - Neeshanth Sritharan, Daniel Lai, Marilyn Da Silva, Amnisha Mylvaganam
5th Place: DeGroote School of Business - Courtney Smith, Garrett Van Zant, Eva Petrosyan, Andrew Silva
Best Male Presenter: Sushen Talwar, DeGroote School of Business
Best Female Presenter: Rachael Wright, DeGroote School of Business
We hope everyone in attendance enjoyed their experience in 2015 and we hope to see as many of you as possible in 2016!
Kyle Coughlin and Dmitri Dobrov
FPC 2015 Co-Chairs