EY Challenge

Welcome to the EY Challenge. A three day Canada-wide challenge for university students interested in a career in professional services. We’re looking for students that hear “challenge” and think “opportunity”.

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Key Dates

Individual campus info session dates are now available on our Key Dates & Updates section!

About EY Challenge

What Is It?

EY Challenge is a new, dynamic, winner-take-all business competition unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. The competition brings together the best and brightest students from across Canada to compete in an interactive and exciting three day challenge. Winning teams from each region will be selected during the Campus Finals to travel to Toronto for the EY Challenge National Finals held on Feb 23rd – 25th, 2017.


Our teams have been developing this national event over the last few years and even tested a smaller version of the competition during one of our regional programs. The inaugural EY Challenge kicked off on over 10 campus across Canada in November 2015. Regional winners from this campus finals travelled to our EY Toronto office in February 2016 for a 3-day business challenge unlike anything of its kind.

How You Can Get Involved

Students can get involved in one of three ways:

  1. Form a team of four and compete at your campus finals
  2. Be a participant (cheer on teams, join in networking sessions, and be eligible for the grand prize)
  3. Be a volunteer (participate in the EY Challenge finals as volunteer, not a competitor)

To participate in the prize (if the winning team is from your school), you need to fall under one of the above three categories.

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Campus Finals

Register as a team of four, and work within your team to prepare a business pitch for a mystery product. You will present your pitch to a panel of EY judges and your peers on campus and a winner will be chosen to represent your university. The Campus Finals act as a round robin to choose one team to represent your campus. Ten campuses across Canada will be represented at the EY Challenge Final in Toronto in late February.

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EY Challenge

Ten winners, selected during the campus finals, from the following universities will be competing in the 2017 EY Challenge held in Toronto over three days from Feb 23 – 25, 2017 (from West to East):

  1. Vancouver (1 from) UBC
  2. Alberta (2 from) U of A, U of C, MRU, MacEwan
  3. Toronto (4 from) U of T, Queen`s, Western, Schulich
  4. Montreal (2 from) McGill, HEC
  5. Co-op Wildcard Team (1 from) Waterloo, Laurier, Brock

EY Challenge will encompass four main pillars of performance:

  1. Quality and Values
  2. Winning in the Market
  3. People Engagement and Highest Performing Teams
  4. Operational Excellence

Teams will compete in different challenges that represent each of these four pillars to demonstrate their overall excellence and capabilities. The winning team will be the one with the most points and will be awarded the ultimate prize. There are no cases in this competition.

Students are participating in case competitions all throughout university. We wanted to create something completely different where they could make their own rules and decisions but still apply all of their business knowledge from classes. From this simple idea, the EY Challenge was born. Katie Wilson, Assurance Campus Recruiting Leader


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Option 1

Form a Team


Students per Team

Max. 12 Teams Per School

  • Access to Campus Finals
  • Assigned EY Mentor
  • Build Presentation Skills
  • Get EY Challenge Updates
  • Invitation to Events
  • Eligible For The Prize!
  • Networking Opportunities with EY Professionals!
  • Winners Travel to Toronto!
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Option 2

Be a Participant

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Cheer, Follow, Support Teams!

  • Get EY Challenge Updates
  • Invitation To Events
  • Eligible for The Prize!
  • Networking Opportunities with EY Professionals!
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Option 3



EY Challenge Ambassadors

Per School

  • Free Volunteer Swag
  • Work with Recruiters
  • Get EY Challenge Updates
  • Invitation To Events
  • Eligible For The Prize!
  • Networking Opportunities with EY Professionals!
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Key Dates and Updates

We are on campus THIS WEEK for information sessions! Check your career portal now to find out when EY is on campus!

Broad Timeline

Information Sessions: Mid October

Campus Finals: Mid November

National Finals: February 23rd – 25th, 2017


Happy New Year! The countdown for the 2017 EY Challenge National Finals is on! #AreYouReady

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Registration Deadlines

Central Deadline (Western, UTSG, Schulich, Queen’s, Waterloo, Brock, Laurier):

November 6th by 9 AM local time

Teams will be notified November 7th by Midnight

Edmonton Deadline:

November 7th by 9 AM local time

Teams will be notified November 8th by Midnight

Calgary Deadline:

November 15th by 9 AM local time

Teams will be notified November 16th by Midnight

Vancouver Deadline:

November 6th by 9 AM local time

Teams will be notified November 7th by Midnight

Montreal Deadline #1 (McGill):

November 8th by 9 AM local time

Teams will be notified November 9th by Midnight

Montreal Deadline #2 (HEC):

November 15th by 9 AM local time

Teams will be notified November 16th by Midnight

Campus Final Dates

  • Western: Nov 21
  • UTSG: Nov 22
  • Schulich: Nov 24
  • Queen’s: Nov 25
  • Co-op Wildcard (Waterloo, Brock, Laurier): Nov 26
  • Edmonton (U of A, MacEwan): Nov 23
  • Calgary (U of C, MRU): Dec 2
  • UBC: Nov 23
  • McGill: Nov 23
  • HEC: Nov 30


Congratulations to our Campus Finalists! Get ready to compete for the ultimate championship title at our National Finals in Toronto on Feb 23 – 25th, 2017!

  • Western: Optimus Subprime (Brian Phan, Ibrahim Ali Choudhry, Teo Carbunaru, Raunak Gera)
  • UTSG: Dumbledore’s Arm-EY (Christine Ho, Melissa Feather, Mohammed Surti, Sarah Torres)
  • Sculich: FantEYstic Four (Wardah Shamim, Umna Babar, Sidra Shaikh, Ali Hayat)
  • Queen’s: Ideas-R-Us (Roy Itzhaki, Katie Kunst, Sophia Asheber, Julia Principe)
  • Co-op: @EYmars (Macy Cheung, Alisa Wu, Rena Ding, Susan Zhao)
  • McGill: Sharks (Jérémie Lavallée, Raphael Roel, Alexandre Tessier, Kristian Nedelchev)
  • Edmonton: To business and bEYond (Saskia Yumna, Rachel Bokenfohr, Megan Tsang, Jonathan Bennett)
  • UBC: Account On Us (Allen Gour, Ryan Kamimura, Jeremy Low, Hannah Moug)
  • Calgary: Seller Dwellers (Dawson Bergmann, Kevin Jenken, Graeme Climie, Jeremy Gordon)
  • HEC: Views from the 12 (Simon Anctil, Gabriel Gervais, Charles Deslippe, Vincent Leonard)

Thank you to all competitors and participants who came out! Our judges were very impressed with all the pitches! Don’t forget you all still have a chance for the ultimate grand prize so make sure to cheer on your campus teams!

EY Challenge

Your Campus Recruiting Team



EY Careers Website

EY - Katie Wilson

Katie Wilson

Assurance Campus Recruiting Leader

Katie joined EY in 2008 as a co-op in FSO Assurance and graduated from MUN. She joined the campus team in 2011 after moving to Toronto.

EY - Pharryn Molyneaux

Pharryn Molyneaux, CPA, CA

Calgary Campus Recruiter

Pharryn started her career at EY Calgary in 2009 through Assurance where she obtained her CPA, CA. A year ago, she transferred to HR as a People Consultant and Campus Recruiter.

EY - Marie-Andree Dupuis

Marie-Andree Dupuis

Montreal Campus Recruiter

Marie-Andrée recently joined EY as a Campus Recruiter in Montreal. She holds a law degree but decided to pursue her career in recruitment and HR!

EY - Jordan Barratt

Jordan Barratt

National Campus Recruiting Leader

Jordan joined EY through the Co-op program in 2004 and spent over 10 years in the EY Financial Services Organization most recently as Senior Manager and also as the National Assurance Learning Leader prior to joining a Big Five Financial Institution in 2014. He returned to EY in his role as the National Campus Recruiting Leader in 2017.

EY - Gurpreet Dhillon

Gurpreet Dhillon

Vancouver Campus Recruiter

Gurpreet has been a campus recruiter with EY for almost four years in Vancouver and is a BCIT grad.

EY - Ingrid Chenier

Ingrid Chenier

Montreal Campus Recruiter

Ingrid joined EY from L’Oréal almost three years ago as a Campus Recruiter and People Consultant (HR) in Montreal.

Campus Recruiting Team at EY

Follow the campus team on Twitter:

EY - Krystle Kong

Krystle Kong

National Campus Recruiting Coordinator

Krystle joined the campus team in November 2016. She studied Business Management at Ryerson and majored in Human Resources. She is very excited to be on the Campus Recruiting Team and cannot wait to meet everyone!

EY - Mike McEwan

Mike McEwan, CPA, CA

Edmonton Campus Recruiting & National Accounting and Assurance Manager

Mike joined EY in 2010 where he obtained his CA, CPA. Now a Manager in Assurance, he loved his own recruitment experience so much that he has been actively involved ever since.

EY - Alexandra Famiglietti

Alexandra Famiglietti

Advisory Campus Recruiter

Key Recruiting Events

The Emerging Leaders Program (Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver) – Summer 2017

The Emerging Leaders Summit (Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Vancover) – Summer 2017

#EYHeadStart (Toronto) – Summer 2017

EY - Neylan Unsac

Neylan Unsac

Advisory Lead Recruiter

Neylan recently joined EY as the Advisory Recruitment Lead in November 2016. He holds a degree in Psychology and finished his post grad in Human Resources Management before jumping into recruitment.

EY - Cassandra Wardrope

Cassandra Wardrope

Campus Recruiting Coordinator

Cassandra recently joined EY as a Campus Recruiting Coordinator in Toronto. She holds a degree in Fine Arts (Abstract Painting) and Business. She is now pursuing a career in Recruitment and HR.