8th Annual MBA Diversity & Inclusion Case Challenge
The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC), Export Development Canada (EDC) and Deloitte present the 8th Annual MBA Diversity & Inclusion Case Challenge.
At Telfer, we are committed to creating a competition - and stimulating a conversation - about diversity and inclusion. This year, we are elevating the conversation to the next level - challenging all of us to reimagine how business might address wicked, global problems - for a more inclusive and equitable future. Together, through the challenge, we will create an experience where we connect deeply with one another as leaders and human beings; learn new ways of doing business, where inclusivity is at the core; and network, collaborate, and share our best insights for driving real impact and change.
Case Challenge Theme: Empowering Indigenous Peoples in Canada to Grow Opportunities in the Agri-Food Sectors.
How it works
MBA teams consisting of 4 members per team from different Canadian Universities. The teams can begin to familiarize themselves with the resources we have curated for you (see link below).
The case will be released to all teams on February 9th, 2024. You may begin your research and strategizing at that point. You will have an optional opportunity to submit an executive summary one week later to receive feedback on your preliminary thinking from our expert mentors, a week before you arrive at the competition.
Compete live in-person against your fellow competitors in Ottawa on March 2nd, 2024. Network with leading organizations and fellow competitors, and enjoy an opportunity to experience some Indigenous food and culture firsthand!
This case challenge gave me the opportunity to not only refine my critical thinking and presentation skills, but it also allowed me to have a great time connecting and learning from like-minded individuals.
A True Challenge for Better Canada.
Taking part in Telfer’s MBA Diversity & Inclusion Case Challenge was one the most rewarding and exhilarating learning experiences. Not only were we given the opportunity to address real D&I issues faced in today’s workplace, but we also had the chance to meet leaders from various organizations and hear from experts working in this field to make a difference.
Live in-person Competition Schedule in Ottawa, Ontario
|Case challenge released to teams
|Executive summary submission (optional)
|Written feedback on executive summary
|March 1st 2024
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM : Opening Ceremonies and Reception
Bayview Yards 7
Bayview Station Rd,
|March 2nd 2024
8:00 AM : Registration & Breakfast & Judge Orientation
EDC 5th floor 151
|March 2nd 2024
|5:30 PM - 8:00 PM : Dinner Event
Telfer DMS 55
Laurier Ave E. Room
4101, 4th floor,
The following resources have been curated for your background and knowledge.
Registration fee: $1,000 early bird 600$ (until January 29th)
To learn more about the MBA D&I case competition, email
Telfer Knowledge Hub
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