Kwantlen students place first in global business competition

Kwantlen Polytechnic University students (from left) Larisa Gorodetsky, Steven Vu, and Natasha Campbell placed first in a global business competition.   - Photo submitted
Kwantlen Polytechnic University students (from left) Larisa Gorodetsky, Steven Vu, and Natasha Campbell placed first in a global business competition.
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A team of students enrolled in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) school of business program won the CaseIt Business Case competition for the second consecutive time. The event took place at Simon Fraser University’s downtown campus from Feb. 6-9, with 16 teams competing from Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, China, Singapore, Indonesia, the U.S. and Canada.

Representing KPU were team members, Natasha Campbell, Larisa Gorodetsky and Steven Vu. The annual competition is a forum where students from various backgrounds of IT and business can showcase their skills in areas such as teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking to a panel of industry professionals.

“Case competitions are uniquely rewarding and energizing for students,” said Wayne Tebb, dean, school of business. “They get to test their analytical skills and strategic decision-making abilities against high quality peers. The opportunity to put their learning to the test before a panel of industry leading judges is invaluable. Larisa, Natasha and Steven are excellent representatives of KPU’s business programs.”

“Each year the top three teams from the previous year are automatically eligible for the final 16,” said Robert Wood, faculty, school of business. “The remaining 13 places are filled with the best submissions to a preliminary round.  Unfortunately we do not know how many teams competed for those places, but we believe that it was in the high 30s.”

Kwantlen's school of business is the second largest undergraduate business school in western Canada – consisting of over 150 business faculty, 3,500 full-time students, and 9,000 total students annually who are enrolled in one of the 16 available program options. For more information visit


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