Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario
Sprott School of Business

Sprott School of Business
Carleton University

Carleton University

December 14, 2010 09:20 ET

Windsor Students Take First Place in CA-Sprott Business Competition

Students Tackle Entrepreneurial Simulation

WINDSOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 14, 2010) - Students from Windsor's St. Joseph's Catholic High School competed in the CA-Sprott Business Competition (CA-SBC) on December 10. They battled 10 other teams from across the province to come out on top in the popular on-line business simulation. Launched in October, more than 4,900 students from across Ontario took part in the CA-SBC.

Developed by Carleton University's Sprott School of Business and sponsored by the Ontario CA Institute, the CA-Sprott Business Competition (CA-SBC) pits high school students against one another as they experience the joys and challenges of running their own company, all while competing for cash prizes. Players make decisions relating to marketing, accounting, sales and more, while guiding their web-based virtual companies to glorious success or ignominious failure. The CA-SBC also provides high school business teachers with an innovative, hands-on teaching tool for their classrooms.

This year's finalists are:

Classic (introductory):

  • Antonio Ciampa and Blaise Gaudette, St. Joseph High School of Windsor
  • Terry Ouyang and Andrew Jiang, The Woodlands School of Mississauga
  • Calvin Zhong, Freid Tong and Teng Hai Jiao, The Woodlands School of Mississauga

Xtreme (advanced):

  • Cam MacInnis, Jatheesh Srikantharajah and Derek Shao, Woburn Collegiate Institute of Scarborough
  • Vignash Thanmaratnam, Henry Louis, Jay Advaryu and Kevin Li, Woburn Collegiate Institute of Scarborough
  • Shi Da (Gerry) Liu and Aneed Amjad, Jarvis Collegiate of Toronto

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. Ontario CAs contribute greatly to international and domestic investor confidence in the soundness of the Ontario and Canadian economies. The Institute's website is: www.icao.on.ca and the student website is www.guidetorulingtheworld.ca.

About the Sprott School of Business:

Carleton University's Sprott School of Business is the business school of choice for students, employers, business and community members interested in exploring complex business issues. Our innovative programs, interdisciplinary research, collaborative partnerships and outreach are aligned to contribute to, influence and lead business and society by: providing our students with the knowledge to compete; pushing the frontiers of business knowledge; promoting intra-and entrepreneurship; adding value to society and seeking a future that is both ethical and prosperous. We align our teaching, research and partnerships along three core strengths: international focus, innovation and responsible management.

Contact Information

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
    Perry Jensen
    Director of Media Relations
    416-969-4271 or 1-800-387-0735 ext. 271
    pjensen@icao.on.ca
    or
    Sprott School of Business, Carleton University
    Robin Dunbar
    SBC Program Administrator
    613-520-7565
    robin_dunbar@carleton.ca
    or
    Sprott School of Business, Carleton University
    Kimberley Swartz
    Media and External Relations Officer
    613-520-2600 ext. 1573
    kimberley_swartz@carleton.ca