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Topic of 2nd Annual Case Competition, Announced

Nov 09, 2016
Photo // 2015 Leder Case Competition
Photo // 2015 Leder Case Competition

The Leder School of Business at The King’s University is pleased to announce its second annual High School Competition. The topic of this year’s contest is Affordable Housing.

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson declared May 24 as #yegYIMBY day; an attempt to counter the “not in my backyard” mindset and encouraged communities throughout the city to welcome affordable housing programs in their neighbourhoods. The Leder High School Competition is a way for students to engage in this effort.  A video of the challenge can be found here.

Working in collaboration with the Right at Home Housing Society, students will attempt to find new ways of bringing affordable housing to their neighbourhoods. Teams will present their ideas to a panel of judges during the morning of Friday, November 25th at The King’s University. Top teams will progress to a final round from 12:30 – 3:00 PM on the same day.  All are welcome to attend. A total of 18 teams from 14 different high schools have registered for the event.


Judges for the final round include:

Scott McKeen, Councillor, City of Edmonton
David Nedohin, President of Scope AR and Vice-Chair of Inner City Agency Foundation
Martin Garber Conrad, CEO, Edmonton Community Foundation
Debra Jakubec, Executive Director, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
David Shepherd, MLA for Edmonton Centre
Anne Stevenson, President of Right at Home Housing Society

About Right At Home Housing Society
The Right at Home Housing Society provides a range of affordable housing solutions to meet the diverse needs of individuals and families throughout Edmonton, while adding value to the neighbourhoods we call home.

For more information on the High School Case Competition, contact Ryan Young at 780-465-3500 ext 8073 or at Ryan.Young@leder.ca

 

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