Manning School of Business News and Highlights

Winners of the fourth annual Darkside Competition announced
(L-R) David Langley, Lucas Byrne, Katherine Johnston, Andrew Grant, Sam Vautour

The fourth annual Darkside Case Competition was won by BBA students Lucas Byrne, Andrew Grant, Katherine Johnston, David Langley, and Sam Vautour. Their team offered insightful analysis of the behaviour of four RCMP officers in the tazering death of Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver International Airport in 2007. Cases from the darkside of business include workers in poorly managed organizations, increasingly difficult environment for union organizing rights, and examples of how the broader system of business permits organizations to do questionable things. The competition was organized by Dr. Jim Grant and Dr. Kelly Dye. Professors Martha Cheney, Jenipher Chitate, and Dr. Conor Vibert were competition judges.

About the Manning School

Founded in 1957, the Manning School at Acadia University is home to over 600 students from over 20 countries. With 23 faculty members from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, the Manning School offers small classes that encourage concentrated interaction between students and faculty. Our students have opportunities to learn outside the classroom through co-op placements, projects with local enterprises, and international exchanges. Firmly rooted in a rich institutional legacy that personifies the very essence of a liberal education, the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program at Acadia is challenging and flexible, allowing students to explore a broad range of interests and producing well-rounded graduates who are well-positioned to pursue varied professional opportunities. As testimony, our graduates work in leadership roles across Canada and around the globe, with many having made their Acadia BBA degree a pathway to prestigious graduate programs.