Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

November 29, 2010 09:15 ET

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario: Thunder Bay Student Wins "Rule the Tube" Contest

CAs Laud Entries from Toronto and Thunder Bay

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2010) - The winners of the first Rule the Tube CA video competition have been announced: Richard Jagielowicz of Thunder Bay's Lakehead University and Tina Lao of Toronto's William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate. They each receive $1,500 and kudos from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario for their imaginative and exciting videos.

Richard Jagielowicz won in the University student category for "CA Rockstar". Richard wrote and composed his own song to explain why CAs rock. Guitar shredding was very much included.

Tina Lao won in the high school student category with "Ruling the World 101", in which a very talented artist draws out people's career possibilities.

Richard's winning video can be viewed at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvFormtcC-k and Tina's is available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XVXooqEc1w.

The complete list of finalists also included:

  • Vedant Pandey of the University of Windsor for "...CAuse you CAn!!!" A humorous computer generated animation about the possibilities having a CA designation brings.
  • John Tan of York University's Schulich School of Business for "John's Reel". Want to wear a sweet bow tie? John shows you how to work as a CA with style.
  • Danny Hoshi of Mississauga's Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School for "Danny The CA". Danny used his musical skills explain how to be a CEO… or anything that ends in O.
  • Angelo Gatto of Stittsville's Sacred Heart Secondary School for "Why CA's Rock Rap". Angelo from the "613" shows you what being a CA can be like.

Ontario university and high school students were given a chance to bring out their inner video auteur – whether it's Christopher Nolan serious, Will Ferrell funny or Andy Samberg silly – in the first Rule the Tube CA video competition. The theme is "Why being a Chartered Accountant rocks" and the winning entry gets fame and glory in addition to the cash.

"As part of our overall Rule the World campaign for prospective future CAs, we gave students a chance to show-off their video-making skills and compete for cash," said Jon French, Associate Director, Career Information with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. "Choosing the six finalists was a challenge, but choosing a winner was even more difficult. So we had to select two - one from high school and one from university".

A big part of the contest was based on how well people promoted their video. The more views, likes and positive ratings received on YouTube, the better, although negative ratings and comments were not counted. Aside from $1,500 for the winners, each of the other finalists will receive $200.

The Rule the Tube video competition – just one more reason why Chartered Accountants rock.

About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's 34,000 Chartered Accountants and 5,000 CA students. Since 1879, the Institute has protected the public interest through the CA profession's internationally recognized standards of qualification and the enforcement of its rules of professional conduct. Chartered Accountants are the professionals Canada's business leaders trust to help make the financial, strategic and leadership decisions that matter. The Institute's website is: www.icao.on.ca and the student website is www.guidetorulingtheworld.ca.

Contact Information

  • For more information or to get contact details for the
    winners, please contact:
    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
    Perry Jensen
    416-969-4271 or 1-800-387-0735 ext. 271
    pjensen@icao.on.ca