Team Schulich represented the Schulich School of Business earlier this month at the 33rd annual MBA Games, hosted online by Laval University, earning the first-place title and the Queen’s Cup.
Considered the largest MBA competition in Canada, this two-day event features over 600 students from MBA programs across the country competing in Academic, Athletic and Spirit challenges for the coveted Queen’s Cup.
The theme for this year’s event was “Future of Work,” and teams were challenged to reflect this theme in their five-minute video submission. Team Schulich acknowledged how COVID-19 has affected the way we work yet united us during this challenging time.
“The shift to a virtual format for this competition created an entirely new challenge, and our Schulich students responded with their characteristic drive, creativity and strong team spirit,” shared Team Coach and Marketing Instructor Joe Fayt. “Despite the fact that we couldn’t get together in person, the team members were still highly engaged, and continually supported each other every single day.”
Under the strong leadership of Kunal Taneja (MBA ’21), the team performed consistently across all categories. Schulich finished in first place overall, ending up first in Academics and Athletics and second in Spirit. The winning team consisted of the following members:
- Kunal Taneja (MBA ’21)
- Asha Kissoon (MMgt ’21)
- Mary Wei (MBA ’21)
- Taran Sandhu (MBA ’21)
- Divyalakshmi Giritharan (MMgt ’21)
- Sanpreet Dhillon (MBA/JD ’24)
- Ananta Vashisht (MMgt ’21)
- Albina Mamonkina (MBA/JD ’23)
- Azra Samji (MBA ’21)
- Niketa Saini (MMgt ’21)
- Juan Canales Orozco (MMgt ’21)
- Abdelrahman Sahban Ali (MBA ’21)
- Manuel Romano (MMgt ’21)
- Annabelle Chan (MBA ’21)
- Austin Ganesh (MMgt ’21)
- Carlie Guida (MMgt ’21)
- Deanna Galati (MBA ’22)
- Michael Batista (MMgt ’21)
“On behalf of the entire Schulich community, I would like to congratulate Team Schulich and coach Joe Fayt on their outstanding results at the 2021 MBA Games,” said Interim Dean Detlev Zwick. “National and international competitions like the MBA Games truly demonstrate the skill, spirit and determination of our students.”
This marks the second time in the last four years that Schulich has won the Queen’s Cup, continuing a long tradition of excellence at this national competition – one that has seen Schulich consistently place among the top three schools in the country a remarkable 18 times over the past 19 years.