Access Program’s Annual Case Competition with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers a Success


The Burnaby Board of Trade’s Access Student Career Development Program  held its annual case competition for the first time on zoom. The Access program supports post secondary students by connecting them to the business community through mentorship, skills development workshops, networking opportunities and through the annual case competition.

The case competition is an entirely student led project that brings students together with a local business to provide solutions to a business problem. Once a business case is identified, students write the case, organize the competition and compete in teams to provide solutions for the business. Presentations are done in front of a panel of judges from the host organization.This year the organizing team pivoted to host the event for the first time on zoom.

A big thank you to Andrew Kwieton, Manager, Customer Financial Operations and Derek Lok, Sr Financial Analyst, of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers for working with the student team to build the case. Thanks also to case judges  Kelly Deckx, Supervisor, Canada Disbursements, Gloria Chun-Controller, Canadian Operations, Joanne Wong-Manager, Procurement.

Previous Case Competitions have been done in collaboration with Vancity, Electronic Arts, Burnaby Neighbourhood House, Take a Hike Youth at Risk.

The Access Student Career Development Program would not be possible without the generous support of Douglas College School of Business and BCIT School of Business + Media.