March 5, 2008: Capilano hosts the 2008 B.C. Colleges Business Simulation competition

      Wednesday, March 5, 2008
      Contact: Judith Watson, instructor in Capilano’s School of Business
      Tel: 604.986.1911, local 2345

      (NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)—Capilano College is this year’s host of the annual British Columbia Colleges Business Simulation competition on March 6, 7 and 8.

      Teams from B.C. colleges compete in a computerized business simulation game and demonstrate their business acumen by preparing, following, defending and/or adapting their strategic plan. The simulation software varies from year to year. This year the game is Corporation.

      A distinguished panel of judges, comprised of members from B.C.’s business community, will evaluate the teams and team members on their depth and breadth of business knowledge, their strategic plan, and their presentation skills. They also challenge the participants to defend their business choices. This year’s panel includes: head judge Alan Fraser, former director, compensation and payroll for ICBC; Yuri Fulmer, president and CEO, FDC Brands; Karen Nelson, operations manager, customer contact call centre, ICBC; Brion Bailey, owner of Chinook Lodge; and, Kevin Lorenz, associate with Galloway Botteselle & Company, an independent CGA firm.

      Judges will also present the participants with business issues (either individually or by team) and evaluate their responses. Awards will be distributed to teams and individuals.

      For more than 20 years, the B.C. Business Simulation competition has provided students with real-life experience, putting their classroom education into action under pressure situations.

      2008 participating teams:
      Okanagan College – team number one
      Malaspina University College – team number two
      Langara College 2 – team number three
      Langara College 1 – team number four
      College of the Rockies – team number five
      College of New Caledonia – team number six
      Capilano 2 – team number seven
      Capilano 1 – team number eight
      Camosun – team number nine

      Competition venues:
      Opening presentations will be made on the Holiday Inn at 700 Old Lillooet Road on Thursday, March 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. Most other presentations will take place at Capilano’s North Vancouver campus, Library building, rooms 321 and 322. The awards presentations will take place at the Holiday Inn on Saturday, March 8, beginning with a social at 6 p.m. and formal dinner at 7 p.m.

      Event sponsors:
      Major sponsors of the event include the Certified General Accountants of British Columbia, the Certified Management Accountants of Canada – B.C. (CMA Canada – British Columbia), and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.