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National Ethical Leadership Case Competition

Ethical Leadership Case Competition

Students from universities across the country gather to compete in the annual Ted Rogers Ethical Leadership Case Competition. This is Canada’s largest undergraduate business ethics case competition.

“Case competitions are wonderful opportunities for students to show that they can apply their classroom learning to propose concrete, practical solutions to realistic business scenarios,” said Chris MacDonald, director of TRSM’s Ted Rogers Leadership Centre. “This ethical leadership competition gives students the chance to demonstrate their understanding of leadership, and what leadership means in the context of socially-aware business.”

The competition is by invitation only. Eight teams of four students are given a business case study and have one week to examine what the ethical issues facing the company are and develop a solid action plan for the executives involved.

The Ted Rogers Leadership Centre is grateful to AtkinsRéalis  for its sponsorship of the competition. AtkinsRéalis is a global professional services and project management company.


The first competition was held in 2016, with subsequent competitions in 2017 to 2022. The winners were:

  • 2022 – Asper School of Business (University of Manitoba) 
  • 2021 – Asper School of Business (University of Manitoba) 
  • 2020 – Asper School of Business (University of Manitoba) 
  • 2019 – Degroote School of Business (McMaster University)
  • 2018 – Haskayne School of Business (University of Calgary)
  • 2017 – Schulich School of Business (York University)
  • 2016 – HEC (University of Montreal)

The 2023 competition will be held in the Fall 2023

“We are proud to partner with the Ted Rogers School of Management to prepare future leaders in understanding the importance of business ethics,” said Hentie Dirker, chief compliance officer of AtkinsRéalis. “This competition is an opportunity for them to address difficult ethical situations encountered in the workplace and ascertain the sometimes challenging decisions.”