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The 8th Annual World Mining Competition
October 24 - 27, 2019 | Saskatoon, SK
As the largest multidisciplinary mining undergraduate case competition in Canada, the World Mining Competition strives to provide a world-class case that allows our delegates to demonstrate their knowledge and critical thinking skills to executives from industry-leading companies.
The Delta Bessborough
The hub for the weekend
Boasting 80+ years of history
The Remai Modern
Beauty and luxury come together
The jewel in Saskatoon's tourism crown
World-class potash mine tour
Available to all delegates who register
See what makes Saskatchewan the potash kings
Jina Bae is our Marketing Director. She is a third-year Operations Management major currently attending the Edwards School of Business. This will be her first World Mining Competition, so she is very excited to watch the action unfold and see all of our work behind the scenes come together for the big event. One of her main tasks is making sure that the delegates are decked with WMC SWAAAGG so they can take a part of the competition back home! Her favourite place traveled to is Egypt
Tyler Austin is our VP of Marketing. Tyler is a Geology & Environmental Earth Science student currently enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan. He is very excited for the opportunity to network with future geoscience professionals from across the country and globe! His favourite part about his role this year is getting to be creative with designing the competitions image. His favourite place travelled is Seattle, Washington.
Tanner Assie is an Edwards School of Business alumni with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (B.Comm) in Marketing. It is his 4th year being an organizer with WMC and he is an incredible asset to have for this years competition in his role of VP of Corporate Relations this year. He is very excited to see how the competition has grown and how the delegates utilize their unique skill sets under pressure to tackle the case. As the VP of Corporate Relations he is excited to build already existing relationships as well as make new ones. His favourite places he’s travelled to is Venice, Rome and Florence.
Stepping into new shoes this year Sophie Jorgenson is excited to be apart of the WMC Executive Team once again! Sophie looks forward the networking opportunities the weekend presents, bringing together young individuals from all across the globe to build connections with one another and gain insight from industry professionals! Sophie is in her final year of her commerce degree and one of her favourite places to travel, because of its great skiing conditions, is Whitefish, Montana.
Rianne Morrow is a returning member on the WMC Executive Team and is in Commerce pursuing accounting. She is super excited to see the Executive Team integrate new aspects into the competition this year and is looking forward to the networking event featuring many mining organizations and companies. Favorite place travelled to: Slovenia
Bronwyn Wiens is an accounting major at the Edwards School of Business. This year she is taking on the role of Academic Director. She is looking forward to interacting with everyone in both academic and social settings and is very excited to plan the details of the competition rounds. Her favourite place she has travelled is Norway.
THE EXECUTIVE TEAM
Bailey Sinclair is our VP of International Delegate Relations. She is in her final year of school at Edwards School of Business majoring in management with a focus on marketing. She is excited to meet the delegates who she has been in contact with over the last couple months. Her favourite part about her role is that she gets to make contact with many people from all over the world! To choose one of her favourite places she has travelled isn’t fair so her fav so far are Greece, Italy, & Thailand! She hopes to keep adding to her list! .
Olivia Bell is this years VP of Events. She is a 3rd year Management major at the Edwards School of Business. Being her first year on the executive team, she is very excited to see the actual competition and see what each team brings to the competition. Her favourite part about her role is getting to organize the banquet at the Remai and feels like it will be very rewarding for everyone to see how far they have come in the competition. Not to mention get to enjoy their great food! Her favourite place travelled is New York or Hawaii.
Jesse Burns is our VP of National Delegate Relations. He has been with the World Mining Competition organization since 2017. He is currently working towards his masters degree in professional accounting at the Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan. He is super excited for games night this year as it is always challenging, yet a fun experience for our delegates. His favourite part about his role this year is getting to meet people from many different schools across Canada and the US. He is an avid traveller and his favourite destination he’s travelled to thus far has been Croatia.
Ben Morrow is also a new member of the team this year stepping into the role of VP of Media Relations. He is a 3rd year business management major at the The Edwards School of Business. Being his first year in WMC he is excited to get an opportunity to meet students from all over the globe. He is also very excited to get the opportunity to showcase all that the competition has offer as well as the diverse skill set this years team is bringing to the case. His favourite place travelled to is Prague, Czech Republic
Mark Weir is this years VP of Volunteer Relations. He is a Geology major at the University of Saskatchewan with a minor in Economics. He is excited to see the professional and academic worlds clash, and see what some of the worlds best students have to offers to the industry. In his role he is most excited to meet a diverse range of volunteers that will come to be a part of this event. His favourite place travelled is the Swiss Alps in Switzerland.
Brett Molnar is stepping into the role of VP of Logistics for this years competition. She is a 3rd year finance major at the Edwards School of Business and is very excited to see the opening banquet and games night. Her favourite part about her role is getting to sort out the fine details of the competition so that it runs smoothly over the weekend. Brett’s favourite place travelled to is Kolkata, India.
Oliver Horner is our VP Academic. He is in his last year of a geology degree at the University of Saskatchewan. This is his 3rd year being involved in the competition and he is excited to see the new elements added to this year’s competition, such as the mine tour. His favourite part of his role is getting to shape the case to be multi-disciplinary and require collaborative thinking.
Jordan Sinclair is our VP of Competition Technology. He's in his 4th year of an Accounting Major at The Edwards School of Business. This is his third year being involved in the competition and he's excited to once again meet the delegates from around the globe and see how they tackle this years case. His favourite part of his role is designing the website and coming up with new ways to ensure the technology side of the competition such as resolution Q&A is streamlined. Best travel experience was biking through the Hải Vân Pass in Vietnam.
In the role of VP of finance this year is Taylor Olson. Taylor is a fourth year Finance student within the Edwards School of Business and is looking forward to successfully completing his degree in December. Taylor is excited to be able to be in a role that he excels at and be able to help out the executive team with what goes on behind the scenes in order for the competition to take place. He is also excited to watch the teams present their cases and see what unique ideas each school brings to the table. His favorite place he’s traveled to is Nantucket, Massachusetts.