On Saturday, March 14th MRU hosted the The Western Region Canadian Institute of Financial Planners Case Competition for the 2nd year in a row. We also had a team in the competition comprised of Hervin Pesa, Danni Richardson, and John Santiago who won the Silver Medal in what was an extremely close race. The team had spent much time in practice scenarios in the weeks leading up to the event, and their efforts paid off. Much thanks goes to Sean Bjorklund, who instructs two of our FNCE courses, and who volunteered much time to coach and mentor our team. Apart from their medals, our students receive significant cash prizes towards the completion of their CFP capstone courses and exams.
Throughout the event it was mentioned from executives of the CIFP from Toronto and Sunlife, who sponsored the competition in whole, how impressed they were for the second year in a row with the organization of the event, including the wonderful banquet at Heritage Village on Saturday night. They repeatedly made reference to the work done by Callista who made the whole thing happen without a hitch, and with class. If you see our contestants, Sean, or Callista, please be sure to pass on your congratulations on a job well done.