2019 Case Competition

2019 Sponsors:

2019 Case Study Competition

The 2019 National Public Administration Case Competition was held at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy & Administration on February 22 & 23, 2019. The case centred around the management of the Yemeni refugee crisis, requiring a strategic response from Canada’s governments. The scenario required students to brief the Cabinet, providing options and recommendations that reflected relevant provincial considerations.


The competition was judged by:

  • Mark MacDonald, Partner, Government and Public Sector Business, Ernst & Young (EY)
  • Anne Scotton, Regional Director General, Ontario Region, Indigenous Services Canada
  • James Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), University of Ottawa
  • Neil Bouwer, Vice-President, Innovation and Policy Services, Canada School of Public Service
  • Scott Thompson, CEO, IPAC
  • Tessa Hebb, Senior Research Fellow, Carleton Centre for Community Innovation, Carleton University
Case Competition Judges 2019

Thank you to all of the judges for sharing their experience, wisdom, and time with the students and their coaches.

Twelve excellent teams representing universities from across the country took part in the competition, performing very well.

Team Members and coach names can be viewed here.

Case Competition 2019

Winning Team Presentations:

Gold Medal: Simon Fraser  (Video)

Silver Medal: Glendon College, York University (Video)

Bronze Medal: University of Toronto (Video)

Other Team Presentations: