Mar 21, 2019

Kelowna, BC – Langara School of Management (LSM) students placed in both the junior and senior divisions at the recent Western Canadian Business Competition (WCBC). A total of nine teams competed at the Okanagan College campus, March 8-11, including the Langara College, McMaster University, Okanagan College, Selkirk College, College of the Rockies, and the College of New Caledonia.

The results for Langara teams were:

  • Junior Division, First Place Team Overall
  • Junior Division, Second Place Individual presenter (Laura Duong)
  • Senior Division, Second Place Team Overall
  • Senior Division, Second Place Business Plan

The students were presented with a detailed business simulation that requires them to “operate” the business for eight years, producing two different products in four regions across the planet. Students are then judged on their ability analyze the business, and provide strategic advice, the proficiency and depth of their business plan, their performance in the simulation across the eight-year period, and the quality of their presentations including responding to questions from the Board.

The senior team consisted of Christine Hoang (CEO / VP Finance), Julia Tattrie (VP Marketing), Natasha Rennie (VP Human Resources), and Arjun Sumra (VP Operations). The junior team consisted of Jerry Chieng (CEO / VP Human Resources), Heliya Zarei (VP Finance), Laura Duong (VP Marketing) and Can Atay (VP Operations).

About the Langara School of Management
The Langara School of Management is a leading business school that through rigorous curriculum and applied knowledge provides both domestic and international students with access to business diplomas, bachelor degrees, and post-degree diplomas.

About Langara College
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as house of teachings, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located. Langara is celebrating its 49th year on West 49th Avenue with Beyond 49, an integrated celebration, alumni engagement, and fundraising campaign to reconnect with alumni, and raise funds for student support and important College initiatives.

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Bernie Maroney
Business Competition Coordinator
Langara School of Management

Don HIll
Business Competition Coordinator
Langara School of Management

Lynsey Mellon
Communications Officer 
Communications and Marketing
Langara College