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Bank of Canada announces finalists for the ninth annual Governor’s Challenge

OTTAWA, ONTARIO — The Bank of Canada has announced the five finalist teams in the 2023–24 edition of The Governor’s Challenge, a competition where university students simulate the role of advisor to the Bank’s Governing Council.

Congratulations to:

  • Université de Sherbrooke
  • University of Alberta
  • Carleton University
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Ottawa

With special mention to the runner-up teams:

  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • University of Toronto – St. George campus
  • Dalhousie University

The first round of this year’s competition took place November 15 and 16, 2023. More than 100 students from 26 Canadian universities participated. The final round will take place February 2 and 3, 2024.

Working in teams, students provided analysis and forecasts on developments in the economy. They then presented a monetary policy recommendation to keep inflation low and stable, in line with the Bank’s inflation target of 2 per cent. The judges evaluated teams on the substance of their analysis, the quality of their presentation and evidence of strong teamwork.

The team from the University of Alberta won last year’s competition.  

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