HRPA recently wrapped up our highly successful, fifth annual Student Case Competition, which took place on March 20th and 23rd. This year, the competition went virtual, drawing in a remarkable turnout of over 130 students and faculty members – a new record for us!

The first day of the event saw 26 teams from different universities and colleges in Ontario go head-to-head in a thrilling competition. Racing against the clock, teams crafted their cases and delivered their presentations. Day 2 brought the announcement of finalists, who then battled it out for the top prizes.

Day 2 also featured an important keynote from top HR executive, Melina Gillies, focusing on AI and HR. Following her presentation, attendees had the chance to mingle during a networking lunch, connecting with peers, panelists and senior HR leaders.

The event reached its pinnacle with the awards ceremony, where we proudly revealed the winners of the 2024 Student Case Competition. Check out the winners below:

1st place: Seneca College (represented by Mustaqeem Shaikh, Neha Neupane, Dhiya Mody, Ekta Chotai, Riddhi Sawant with coach, Ash Patel)

2nd place: Sheridan College (represented by Cindy Rocca, Mercy Ikenna-Mbaekwe, Mansirat Kaur Sandhu, Mira Toutounji, Thi Bich Ngoc Nguyen (Naomi) with coach, Sujaykumar Vardhmane)

3rd place: Seneca College (represented by Tanaz Virani, Tanaphol Petchsri, Oluwabusayomi Oluwafemi, Shlok Kumar Sharma, Mehakpreet Kaur with coach, Puneet Luthra)

A big round of applause to the deserving winners! A special mention goes out to our esteemed judges Jodie McLeod, CHRE, Agnes Teper, CHRE, Josie Lee, CHRL, Marty Reaume, CHRL, and Rahila Dhansi, CHRL.

We also extend a huge thank you to all attendees, including our dedicated students and faculty members, for contributing to this unforgettable event.

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