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SIFE Memorial heads to Toronto to participate in national competition

By Jennifer Kelly | May 5, 2011

 SIFE Memorial is heading to Toronto to compete with more than  50 teams from universities across the country at a national competition happening May 9-11. The winning team from this competition will go on to represent Canada at the SIFE World Cup this October in Malaysia.

The mandate of SIFE is to work with leaders in business and higher education to make a difference in their communities, while also developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders.

Recently, the team participated in a highly successful regional competition winning the top position of regional champion. They also placed first in all three topic competitions: the Financial Education, Go Green and Entrepreneurship Challenges. They are past world champions and four time national champions. No other university student team in Canada has ever achieved the same number of national and international wins.

The success of SIFE Memorial is owed in part to the coaching and mentorship they receive from their faculty adviser, Lynn Morrissey, assistant professor, communications, Faculty of Business Administration.

“Lynn Morrissey has demonstrated tireless dedication, inspirational leadership, and a deep commitment to our SIFE students,” said Dr. Zerbe, dean of the Faculty of Business Administration.  “We are truly fortunate to have such a devoted faculty adviser for our SIFE team."

Dr. Zerbe also pointed out the immeasurable value of the work being done by the business students who comprise the team. 

"SIFE‘s comprehensive projects address important economic and social objectives and they are having a real impact – not just locally, but all across the country,” he said.

Dr. Gary Kachanoski, president and vice-chancellor of Memorial University, said, “SIFE are terrific ambassadors for this university and for the community. At Memorial we believe in reaching out to our community to build a more dynamic Newfoundland and Labrador, and SIFE Memorial exemplifies that commitment.”

The Faculty of Business Administration extends warm congratulations and best wishes to the team and to Professor Morrissey. Best of luck!