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KINGSTON, ON (March 23, 2012) — More than 20 teams from 16 colleges will compete during Certified General Accountants of Ontario’s Annual Case Competition at St. Lawrence College in Kingston this weekend.
Students are battling for nearly $10,000 in scholarships for the CGA program of professional studies. Challenges include case preparation, social games and a quiz bowl judged by Kingston-area CGAs.
“The competition requires students to integrate their business and accounting acumen with strong presentation skills,” said John Conrad, Associate Dean, School of Business, St. Lawrence College. “It’s also a great opportunity to demonstrate skills and network with industry professionals.”
St. Lawrence College earned hosting rights by winning the competition in 2011. This year, a record 20 faculty coaches and an army of volunteers will ensure students experience firsthand that accounting is more than the numbers.
“Students will learn what the numbers say about business and the real-world challenges behind them,” said Doug Brooks, FCGA, CEO, CGA Ontario. “It’s a great competition and we’re very excited to soon welcome the top achievers into the CGA program.”
CGA Ontario’s Annual Case Competition 2012
Date: March 24, 2012
Time: 8 a.m. with awards recognition dinner at 6 p.m.
Location: St. Lawrence College - Kingston Campus, 100 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston, Ontario
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About Certified General Accountants of Ontario
CGA Ontario is a self-governing body that grants the exclusive rights to the CGA designation, and controls the professional standards, conduct and discipline of its members and students in the province of Ontario. Certified general accountants (CGAs) are committed to meeting the needs of their businesses and organizations with strategic insight, leadership and demonstrated abilities. In Ontario, there are more than 21,000 CGAs and approximately 8,000 students working towards their designation.
http://www.cga-ontario.org / www.cga-domore.org
About St. Lawrence College
Located along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, SLC has three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston. St. Lawrence College boasts 6,500 full-time students from Canada, and more than 40 countries worldwide. Our college community includes 20,000 part-time students, 1,000 staff, and more than 70,000 alumni. We also serve more than 3,000 Employment Services clients annually. The college has recently invested in the development of Applied Research with many exciting projects in progress. In addition revitalization of our campuses is underway to support new and innovate new programs including; Wind Turbine Technician, Game Development Technician, and Fine Arts, among others.
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Tel: 613-345-0660, ext. 2261