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Monday’s can be tough – but nothing helps start the week like another alumni showcase! Expanding on previous interviews that focused on their general experience as student leaders, we are very excited to begin featuring our past member executives weighing in and offering insight on various areas of importance to our membership – program development, industry and career profiles, methodologies, to name a few – through interviews that highlight their contributions and insight on these key subjects. Today is all about initiatives, and who better to start things off then Simon Bullock, CABS VP Finance! At the University of British Columbia Okanagan, the Finance major with a minor in Economics had done it all – Management Student Association VP Finance, Student Union Director, University Senator, Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, and RA. As someone who’s University experience was defined by student involvement, Simon desired to leave something behind to help inspire…

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One of the amazing things about The CABS’ network of student leaders is our growing number of alumni, whose success is eclipsed only by their willingness to give back to the membership by mentoring, coaching, and inspiring their successors. Throughout the year, we will turn the spotlight on a diverse group of past student executives, each who have made a unique impact on their universities, their fellow students, and most importantly, their communities. And what better way to start off this series then an interview with Justin Hein, the founder of CABS! Justin got his first major start in extra-curricular activities as a past VP Corporate Relations for the Ryerson Commerce Society. Impressed with the potential he saw at the Roundtable conference, then run by the Canadian Business Student Councils, Justin pitched the idea of CABS to the Presidents of the Business Student Associations of Canada, and the rest is…

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Happy Friday everyone! For today’s alumni feature, we’re thrilled to showcase Jacey Safnuk, a 1st year law student at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law, and alumni of the CABS’ circuit! Before graduating from the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan, Jacey held a variety of extracurricular roles, and through her varied experiences became a leader on her campus and in her community. Currently balancing her studies with her commitments to this year’s JDC West competition, Jacey was kind enough to take the time to answer our questions and help inspire our current membership! What motivated you to get involved on campus? On the first day of first year, our “big buddies” that I was matched with were heavily involved within extra curricular activities. Through them I got involved with the Edwards Business Students’ Society (EBSS), and I never looked back. What kind of extra-curricular positions…

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What motivated you to get involved on campus? As long as I can remember, I’ve not been the type of person to do what I’m told. In elementary and high school, I found activities outside the classroom far more interesting, challenging and valuable to my learning and development than the core curriculum that I was told I should be focusing on. It was one thing to learn theory that someone thinks you should know and practice a bunch of canned problems. It was another thing entirely to take something very real, make a complete mess of it to learn how it works, and maybe, just maybe, be able to make it better. Getting involved at university was a natural progression of this attitude, but with a much wider range of opportunities and benefits than I had ever considered. What was your favorite part about being involved beyond the classroom at…

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CABS ROUNDTABLE 2015 BUSINESS STUDENT CONFERENCE COMES TO NORTHERN BC Over 230 undergraduate business student leaders come together in an annual conference highlighting leadership, team building, and best practices to ensure the success of each school’s individual business associations. PRINCE GEORGE (March 10, 2015) – The top business student leaders from 26 universities across the country gathered to share experiences and gain the tools they need to take their individual student associations to the next level. The eighth annual Canadian Association of Business Students (CABS) Roundtable conference, hosted by The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) in Prince George, took place from Wednesday, March 4 to Sunday, March 8. “Roundtable’s purpose is not only to develop the business leaders of tomorrow,” expressed John-Michael Minon, President & CEO of CABS. “This conference is for these students to develop their network and establish a relationship with like-minded people across Canada. It is…

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JDC CENTRAL 2015 BUSINESS CASE COMPETITION COMES TO TORONTO The top 700 undergraduate business students compete for prestigious school title at renowned three-day event in intensive academic cases, debate, sport, social and charity. TORONTO (January 27, 2014) – The brightest undergraduate business students from 14 universities are going head to head in front of industry professionals during the sixth annual JDC Central competition running from Friday, January 30 to Sunday February 1 in Toronto. Proudly presented by premier sponsor Scotiabank, JDC Central is Central is among Canada’s largest business school competitions, bringing together over 700 delegates from Canadian business schools across Ontario, Québec and the Maritimes. Delegates represent their schools through a varied mix of academic, debate, sports, and charity competitions. Schools compete for the much-sought ‘School of the Year’ and ‘Academic Cup’ awards. Each year, universities seek to showcase their well-rounded students, and their particular strengths in academics. ”We…

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JDC Central season has begun. Captains from universities across Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes are laying the foundations on which to build their teams. Each captain has their own strategy to building a winning team, and each captain is faced with different challenges to overcome. Triona Curran is one of JDCC Guelph’s Co-captains. This is her second year in the competition. She began her involvement with JDC Central in the 2014 season with Guelph University as an academic competitor. The 2014 season was a big year for Guelph University as they were the hosts of JDC Central 2014. Guelph’s rise from a new half team in 2012 to a full team in 2013 was topped with their successful bid to host in 2014. Triona joined the team as an academic competitor in their bid to shine on home soil. This year, Triona is looking to top Guelph’s list of achievements…

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