IMI Competition Group

IMIC


What is IMIC?

The IMI Competition Group was founded in 2014 with the objective of raising awareness for the Institute for Management and Innovation (IMI) at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. This is achieved as members increase the exposure of IMI by representing it at case competitions across Ontario, Canada and North America. The Group is comprised of 20 students who are pursuing a degree in Commerce or Management. The Group is fully funded by the Department of Management to compete and receives tailored training from faculty and industry professionals based on the competitions the team elects to compete in.

Positions within IMIC

Director

Directors are the student leaders of the IMIC Group. The key responsibilities of the directors include managing the Group, serving as the main point of contact between the team and the Group’s stakeholders, and planning training sessions and events throughout the school year.
Competitor
Competitors are students in their third and fourth year who represent the IMIC Group at case competitions. Competitors have the opportunity to build core skills such as analytical, problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills by attending weekly training sessions.
Mentees
Mentees are students in their second year who represent the IMIC Group at case competitions with a focus on internal competitions. Mentees have the opportunity to develop their personal brand and cores skills by participating in weekly training sessions and collaborating with IMIC competitors and directors.

Acknowledgements

The IMIC Group would like to thank the following faculty members for volunteering their time to train and prepare the team for competitions and for their continued support:
  • Anurag Dalvi
  • Bipasha Gandhi
  • Catherine Fournier Boulianne
  • Christina Pantone
  • Claire Carver-Dias
  • Daniel Goetz
  • Ed Rieckelman
  • Heather Hines
  • Ignacio Mongrell
  • Kathy Falk
  • Kevin Yousie
  • Len Brooks
  • Manfred Schenider
  • Marius Zoican
  • Mihkel Tombak
  • Olga Bountali
  • Otto Yung
  • Peter Landry
  • Rafael Chiuzi
  • Sabrina Rodgers
  • Shravan Vijaybaskaran
  • Tanya Kirsh 

IMIC Achievements

Since its inception, the IMIC Group has been a finalist or placed in the top three of a variety of case competitions. Below are the accomplishments for each year the Group has been active. 
 

2019 - 2020

  • 3rd Place, PrimeTime Sports Conference
  • 1st Place, York Schulich School of Business’ RISE Conference (Accounting Stream)
  • 2nd Place, UTSC's STRIVE Competition
  • Top 4, University of Toronto Consulting Conference 2019
  • 1st Place, DECA Provincials, Simulation Case Category (SIM)
  • Top 5, DECA Provincials, Accounting (ACT)
  • 1st Place, Ryerson’s ACHIEVE Conference

2018 - 2019 

  • 2nd Place, DECA Provincials, Quizbowl Category  
  • 2nd Place, Ryerson’s Ted Rogers Sports Conference  
  • 2nd Place, UofT Rotman’s DiverCity Case Competition  
  • 2nd Place, UTM’s BioTech Healthcare Case Competition  
  • 2nd Place, UTM’s IMI Finance Competition  
  • 2nd Place, York DECA’s Sharpen Your Skills (International Business)  
  • 3rd Place, UTM’s Show Me the Green (SMG)  
  • 3rd Place, York Schulich School of Business’ RISE Conference (Entrepreneurship Stream) 
  • 4th Place, UTSC’s LIVE Competition  
  • Top 5, Career Edge Case Competition at Ryerson 

2017 - 2018 

  • 1st Place and 4th Place, UTSC’s LIVE Competition 
  • 1st Place, Graduate Management Consulting Association's Innovation in Action (Master's level competition at UTM) 
  • 1st Place, Ryerson’s Ted Rogers Sports Conference 
  • 1st Place, UTM Student Union’s Outside the Box  
  • 2nd Place, Ryerson’s ACHIEVE Conference 
  • 3rd Place, York Schulich School of Business’ RISE Conference (Marketing and Strategy Stream)  
  • 3rd Place, UTM’s Show Me the Green (SMG)  
  • Top 4 Finalists, CFA Research Challenge 

2016 - 2017 

  • 1st Place, Ryerson’s Ted Rogers Sports Conference 
  • 1st Place, Schulich School of Business’ Next Billionaire Competition 
  • 1st Place, York Schulich School of Business’ RISE Conference (Entrepreneurship Stream) 
  • 1st Place, UofT Rotman Commerce’s Trading Competition 
  • 3rd Place, UTM’s Ready, Set, Market (RSM) 
  • 3rd Place, Western’s Dash for the Cash Competition 
  • Top 4 Finalists, CFA Research Challenge 
  • Top 4, UTSC’s STRIVE Conference 

2015 - 2016 

  • 1st Place, Ryerson’s Ted Rogers Sports Conference 
  • 2nd Place, National Business and Technology Conference 
  • 2nd Place, UofT Rotman Commerce’s DiverCity Case Competition 
  • Top 4, UTSC’s STRIVE Conference 

2014 - 2015 

  • 2nd Place, York Schulich School of Business’ CORE Social Venture Business Pitch Competition 
  • 3rd Place, Brock University Accounting Conference (Junior Division) 
  • Top 5, Waterloo Stock Pitch Competition 

To learn more about IMIC, email imic.utm@utoronto.ca.