Get 50% off the Annual Conference
when you register and compete in a competition!

 

Rebates will be provided at the conference upon completion of the competition.

What is the Case Competition?

Each year OOBS partners with an LGBT+ focused organization to develop a business competition for students attending the annual conference. The case is based upon an issue or opportunity facing the partner organization, and is multi-disciplinary in nature. The competition is meant to provide an opportunity for students to develop their business skills in a live setting, while positively impacting organizations that support the community. In the past OOBS has partnered with organizations like the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives, Glad Day, and Pride Toronto to deliver challenging and rewarding programming to the competition.

The Challenge

The goal of the case is to combine a competition that has a direct impact on the community, with unforgettable social and networking activities for all participants. In teams of three or four, students will work together to develop a strategic plan for the partner organization. Teams will then present their strategy to a panel of judges made up of sponsors and key organizational stakeholders. The case itself is distributed one-week prior to the start of the conference.

The Benefit

Participants have the opportunity to apply their problem solving skills to help a real organization, compete against students from top schools across Canada, present before a panel of corporate and industry-related judges, network with peers and professionals, and win prizes. The winning team will also receive a cash prize of $1,000.

Registration Process

Registration for the case competition takes place via the Student Portal. Participants must first register for the Annual Conference, and then sign-up for the Case Competition. If students already have a team of peers they would like to work with, they must note members of their team on the 2016 Case Competition Form. Students are also encouraged to sign-up as individuals, at which point OOBS will coordinate placement on a team.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to participate in the Case Competition?

The case competition is eligible to students (graduate and undergraduate levels) attending the annual conference. If you’re not sure if you qualify, send an email to tiffany.leung@outonbayst.org and we’d be happy to let you know.

How are teams selected?

Individuals are encouraged to develop teams of three or four. All team members must be registered for the conference in order to participate. Your confirmation in participating is confirmed at a first-come first-serve basis as soon as all team members had paid and registered for the conference.

Can I sign-up as an individual?

Students are also encouraged to register as individuals, at which point OOBS will coordinate placement on a team.

What is the payoff?

The goal of the case is to combine a competition that has a direct impact on the community with valuable social and networking activities for all participants. Participants will have the opportunity to use their skills to develop a recommendation for a real organization, compete against students from top schools across Canada, present before a panel of corporate and industry-related judges, network with peers and professionals, and potentially win a cash prize of $1,000.

How do I register?

Participants must first register for the Annual Conference, and then sign-up for the Case Competition. Registration for the case competition takes place via the Student Portal.

What are the important dates for the Case Competition?

  • Thursday, September 8, 2016: Case registration deadline
  • Friday, September 9, 2016: Case presented to teams
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2015: Deadline to submit clarification questions about case
  • Thursday, September 15, 2015 (11:59pm): Deadline to submit presentation
  • Saturday, September 17, 2015: Preliminary Round & Final Round, Time TBA

I have additional questions about the Case Competition. Who should I contact?

Questions about the case competition should be directed to Tiffany Leung at Tiffany.Leung@outonbayst.org.

What is the Moot Court Competition?

The Moot Court Competition marks Out On Bay Street’s first competition catered to students studying Law! If you’re looking for more ways to build your skills, network, and gain recognition in the legal community, sign up today! The case, which will focus on matters relating to the LGBTQ+ community, will be released in mid-August. Teams will be assigned to represent either the Appellant or Respondent and will be required to submit a factum in the first week of September.

Improve your oral advocacy.
Hone your legal research, analysis and writing skills.
Compete against other law students.
Network with respected members of the legal community.
Win a $1000 cash prize!

How Do I Register?

Please contact Steven Lewis, Moot Court Competition Manager at steven.lewis@outonbayst.org
NOTE: Applications due by July 29, 2016

Clarifications

Clarifications will be added here at a later date.

Factums

Team factums will be available for download here at a later date.

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where will the Moot Court Competition take place?

Both the Preliminary Rounds and Final Round will take place on Friday, September 16, 2016 between 8:30 am and 1:00 pm. The moot will take place at Dentons, located at 77 King Street West, Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario.

Who is eligible to participate in the Moot Competition?

Only current students enrolled in a JD/LLB program as of September 2016 are eligible to participate. However, we are looking into opening up the final round for Conference attendees as an audience and may require volunteers to help out with the Competition.

I can’t find a team for the Moot Court Competition, can I still participate?

If you have not been successful in finding your own team, please contact Steven Lewis at steven.lewis@outonbayst.org and we will attempt to place you with a team.

I am forming my Moot Court team. Do we all need to go to the same school?

No, you can have members from schools across Canada, provided that each member meets the eligibility requirements listed on the Moot Competition page.

I have additional questions about the Moot Court Competition. Who should I contact?

Questions about The Moot Court Competition should be directed to Steven Lewis at steven.lewis@outonbayst.org.