Hr Case Study Competition

HRC West 2018, Hosted by Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

March 2-3, 2018 | Calgary, AB

About HRC West: Western Canada's Premier HR Case Competition

HRC West is the first business case competition in western Canada dedicated entirely to Human Resources. It was launched in response to a gap in practical learning opportunities for post-secondary students specializing in HR.

This competition is a great opportunity to connect post-secondary students with industry professionals, meet future business leaders, and gain real-world HR knowledge by completing the case study. The case competition is one of CPHR Alberta's efforts to engage with post-secondary students and institutions, build awareness of HR and invest in Canada’s future HR professionals.

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  • Be a registered student of a participating educational institution
  • Be actively enrolled in one or more undergraduate courses at the time of the case competition
  • Have taken or are taking undergraduate Human Resources courses
  • Be physically present at the host institution for the duration of the competition irrespective of their place of residence
  • Able to present fluently in English to the judges

HRC West Participant Resources

Team Composition

The teams are composed of three students and one alternate. Individual schools are responsible for assembling their teams, and all team members must be enrolled in the same post-secondary institution. 

In order to prevent judges from bias towards teams, each team will submit a team name when they register for the competition. The team name should not reveal the school name – the judges will only learn the school name when the winners are announced.

How to Compete

  1. Get a team together (3 members and 1 alternate)
  2. Find a coach - coaches are usually an instructor at your school or individuals with an academic and practical HR background
  3. Download and complete the registration package
  4. Submit the completed Registration Package via email to Lynda Bergeron before December 15, 2017 

Sponsor HRC West

Are you interested in supporting Canada's future HR professionals? Contact Sarah Clowater, Manager, Business Development to learn about what sponsorship opportunities work for your organization.


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In this “realistic job preview” competition, team members leverage knowledge acquired through their studies and apply it to a realistic HR situation likely to be encountered in the work world. As many as thirty (30) teams may compete.  This competition requires integrated HR thinking, ethical decision-making, and strong communication and presentation skills.
As part of the competition’s virtual preparation, teams will analyze a business case study and come up with a solution, preparing both a written executive summary and PowerPoint slides to be used for the 15-minute oral presentation at the onsite competition. Preliminary and final oral presentation rounds will be held onsite. Teams will compete by delivering their 15-minute oral presentation to a panel of judges and answering additional questions the judges deem relevant to ask. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams in the undergraduate and graduate divisions at each of the three competitions held across the U.S. 

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