The CGA Ontario Intopia Strategy Simulation is an exciting and integrative learning opportunity for BCom students as part of their 4th year Strategic Management class.

From November 9 to 11, more than 200 students in 38 teams participated in this simulation at the Telfer School of Management’s Desmarais Building.

Congratulations to the members of the winning team:

  • Jessica Cole
  • Lea Lacoste
  • Michelle Roberts
  • Marc Roessler
  • Mateusz Stachura
  • Charles-André Therrien

Individual awards were also presented to these three students:

  • MVP – Most Valuable Player: Pat Chiarello (Team 23)
  • Best Negotiator: Jessica James (Team 33)
  • Most Congenial Player: Ian McCarter (Team 15)

Top teams were also recognized for having the best strategy in their respective categories:

  • Component Producers: Angel Beath, Nolan Kargesm, Scott Lough, Joshua Mantil, Laura Veitch (Team 38)
  • Finished Goods Producers: Jessica Cole, Lea Lacoste, Michelle Roberts, Marc Roessler, Mateusz Stachura, Charles-André Therrien (Team 24)
  • Integrated Firms: Katie Baxter, Elanor Boyle-Stanley, Azra Meghji, Sidrah Ramzan, Matthew Smith (Team 12)
  • Wholesalers: Shawn Gagnon, Claude Gilbert, Corey Lamarche (Team 37)

The CGA Ontario Intopia Strategy Simulation has been a component of the 4th year strategy course for close to 20 years. It aims to teach students the concepts of strategic management in a simulated online world known as Intopia. The simulation allows students to practice their skills in a concentrated amount of time where they can get immediate feedback on their decisions.

This capstone activity has recently been renamed to recognize CGA Ontario’s comprehensive contribution of $370,000 to the Telfer School to support students, teaching and research.

Photo: Michelle Roberts, Mateusz Stachura, Lea Lacoste, Charles-André Therrien, Jessica Nicole, Marc Roessler.