2017 Case Competition Details

The Dalhousie Ethics in Action case competition is based upon written case studies and will have two distinct streams: one for undergraduate students and one for MBA students. All teams will be given the opportunity to present both a prepared and a live case. Teams will be made up of four students.

Prepared cases are released 10 days prior to the competition.

Unprepared Cases start on Saturday morning at 8:00am. Each team is given a three hour isolation period to respond to a fictional ethical dilemma. Undergraduate teams enter into isolation in twenty minute intervals and are given twelve minutes to present, followed by a three minute question period. Graduate teams enter into isolation in thirty minute intervals, and are given fifteen minutes to present, followed by a five minute question period.

Case presentations on Friday run from 8:00am to 12:00pm for undergraduate teams, and 9:30am to 12:00pm for graduate teams. The conference then takes place from 12:45pm to 5:00pm. Case presentations on Saturday are from 11:00am to 3:00pm for undergraduate teams, and 12:30 to 3:00pm for graduate teams.

**Please note: Registration in the case competition is limited to one team per school per stream (example: each school can enter an undergraduate and a graduate team). Teams will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.**

2017 Competition Details are subject to change.


       Friday                                                Saturday    


  Prepared Case Presentations  Unprepared Cases are Distributed


    Unprepared Case Presentations


 Team Arrives- Hotel Check in Opening Ceremonies  Awards Banquet and Closing Ceremonies 


Ethics in Action Case Competition Winners  

2016 Winners

Undergraduate Case Competition:
1st Place: University of Guelph
2nd Place: University of Prince Edward Island
3rd Place: Concordia University

Graduate Case Competition:
1st Place: Dalhousie University
2nd Place: McMaster University
3rd Place: Ryerson University

Read the full story: A Dalhousie Win at Ethics in Action

2015 Winners

Undergraduate Case Competition:

1st: Dalhousie University
2nd: University of Prince Edward Island
3rd: University of Alberta

Graduate Case Competition:

1st: Dalhousie University
2nd: McMaster University 
3rd: Ryerson University