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Prepared by Professor Luc Lagrandeur

On Sunday May 7, 2017, Laurentian University students participating in the 20th International Workshop in China gave a local family a hockey equipment set.

A gift from Laurentian University students to a Chinese family

The participating students are (l to r)Curtis Byron, Kevin Konate, Jean Noël Desmarais, Éric Lavergne-Giroux,
Keandra Beauvais, Chinese boy, Yuxin Ran, grandfather of the boy, mother of the boy, grandmother of the boy and Luc Lagrandeur (Professor).


The hockey equipment consisting of 9 hockey sticks, 2 balls and 2 nets were used during the Canadian social evening that the Canadian team prepared on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at the 20th International Workshop. The International Workshop is a business simulation competition and cultural exchange experience with 8 countries including Canada; the other participating countries are Belgium, Switzerland, China, Germany, Indonesia, Netherlands and Russia.


“This is a great win for Laurentian University” says Kobana Abukari, Assistant Professor of Finance and coach of the two Laurentian University teams. “Our students have prepared and worked hard over the past four months, and their hard work has paid off. We are very proud of them for this great achievement.”

The Goodman Gold Challenge, a unique investment mining management competition, required the valuation and analysis of the investment potential of three gold companies currently trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) or TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V). The three Case Companies evaluated in 2017 were Detour Gold, Dundee Precious Metals Inc. and Osisko Mining.