Conference Board of Canada survey

What’s your perspective on business education in Canada? The Conference Board of Canada invites you to participate in their study examining the State, Impact, and Future of Post-Secondary Business Education in Canada.

Please fill out the online survey for current students and alumni on the Conference Board’s website, found here: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/spse/sbe_students.aspx

The study aims to learn more about the perspectives of students enrolled in business programs in Canada. This is a unique opportunity for business students to express their views and needs in a way that will help Canadian policymakers, post-secondary institutions, and advanced education leaders make strategic decisions to improve business education in Canada. Participation will also allow for advocacy and representational groups like the Canadian Association of Business Students to further their mandate towards bettering business students and undergraduate business education across Canada.

By participating, you will also be eligible to receive free access to the report once it has been published.

If you are interested in learning more about the study, or participating in a focus group or one-on-one interviewer, please visit conferenceboard.ca

WEBs Event - Friday April 1

You’re invited: The Future of Sustainability in Canada panel and networking social Canada is increasingly pressured to respond to climate change and extreme weather events. This discussion will explore current policies and procedures, and panelists will share why we need to bring a new audience into the discussion -- specifically, the capital markets.

Guest speakers include:

Dr. Blair Feltmate

Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation

Alexander Hay

Principal, Risk, Resilience and Security Planner, Southern Harbour

Sarah Keyes

Sustainability Principal, Research, Guidance and Support at CPA Canada

Deborah Martin-Downs

Chief Administrative Officer, Credit Valley Conservation

Please join us for an interesting and thoughtful panel discussion and networking social over lunch this Friday, April 1. Register now as space is limited.

Friday, April 1, 2016

9:30am - 2pm

Conrad Grebel University

Women in Management Consulting - Oliver Wyman - Opportunity

Are you interested in Management Consulting? Oliver Wyman invites you to apply for the opportunity to connect with women consultants in our Toronto office through a series of workshops and professional development sessions on Friday March 11, 2016. The Toronto Women in Consulting Day is open to all 2nd and 3rd year university female students.

Please submit your resume (with GPA) to OWGrecruiting@oliverwyman.com and title your email “Toronto Women in Consulting Day.” Submissions are due on Monday, February 29th.


You will be notified about your acceptance by March 4th. Oliver Wyman will arrange or cover all transportation to and from your university on the day of the event.

#TackleImpossible Hackathon

BrainStation is co-hosting with Budweiser on the weekend of January 29-31st.   The Tackle Impossible Challenge is a 3-day Hackathon where the winning team will take home $5,000 cash, $25,000 of seed funding for your idea, and a free trip to SXSW 2016 in Austin, Texas!  

We're looking for designers, developers and creative thinkers to develop innovative approaches to empower designated driving.  You can apply to join the event by clicking here.  Registration closes on January 24th, so don't delay! 

TSX Equity Trading Competition

Opportunity for those interested in finance! 

Students will create investment teams using Voleo's mobile trading platform and collaboratively manage an equity portfolio. Each team will consist of between 3 and 30 students and will have $1 million CDN of virtual currency to invest in TSX, TSXV, NYSE and NASDAQ stocks.

CASH Prizes
Each month there is a TOP Investor prize of $500

TOP Team Receives $10,000 Second Place Receives $6000 Third Place Receives $4000

Top Overall Investor Receives $2000

REGISTRATION closes on January 29, winners will be announced on April 11!
For additional information see www.myvoleo.com/tsx
Download the app for FREE and start a team for your chance to win! 



AFSA Goes for Gold takes home first gold at BUAC 2014!


With the launch of the AFSA Goes for Gold program this past Spring, much was uncertain, as is always will be, with the launch of a new student run initiative. The program's goal, post-levy implementation, will be to send over 150 students to over 30 conferences Canada, and worldwide. Pre-levy implementation, the goal of the inaugural rendition of the AFSA Goes for Gold conference program will to send over 15 team to 12 conferences across Canada. The end goal, in addition to the the large number of students attending a wide variety of conferences, will be to amass a development and mentorship program that rivals programs like John Molson's Competition Committee (JMCC) and offer students great International opportunities like participation in the Network of International Business Schools' Worldwide Case Competition that rivals programs like the Sprott Competes program.

That being said, the new program sent two Senior Division teams to compete at the Brock University Accounting Conference. Both teams, being shorthanded, still did extremely well! Senior Team 8, composed of Abhishek Deswal, 4A AFM, Edbert Oey, 3A AFM, and Zac Hogg, 5B AFM, made it to the competition's final round. In the final round, the 3 senior AFM students showed off their integration of case based accounting and assurance (audit) knowledge to wow the judges and the delegates in the audience, and took home the spoils, finishing first place overall. It marked the first time in 5 years that an Accounting and Finance student led team from the University of Waterloo won the Senior Division accounting competition at BUAC - the last time being in the Conference's first year, 2009. JMSB's top team finished second, while Guelph's top team finished with third place honours.

Congrats to our winning team and our other great team of students who represented the new program so well at BUAC!

And yes, there is still an opportunity to apply and be eligible for the Goes for Gold program. AFSA is currently taking applications [see below].

BUAC Senior Team 8 Victory Picture

Students are welcome to apply for our second application round to be a part of the AFSA Goes for Gold conference program!

Deadline to apply is December 10th, 11:59PM.

Students already accepted into the program from our early bird and first round application stages need not apply.

Students can find an updated application form here.