University of Calgary

University of Calgary and BP Canada partner to provide new competition for students

Nov. 9, 2012

The University of Calgary and BP Canada are partnering together for the first Annual BP Canada Trading Competition. The strategic partnership includes a donation of Rotman Interactive Trading software for the Energy Trading Lab as well as the first-ever western Canada University Trading competition. Students will gain real-life trading experience through simulation as well as network with BP employees to foster innovative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit.

Over 20 teams of students will be competing on Saturday, November 10 at the Haskayne School of Business. Thanks to financial support from BP Canada, the University of Calgary is able to provide an incredible experiential learning opportunity for students from across the campus. BP executives and energy traders will come together with faculty and students for a full day of learning and networking.

What: BP Canada Trading Competition at the University of Calgary

When: November 10 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Media opportunities at 9:30 a.m.)

Where: Scurfield Hall, BMO Forum and 1st Floor Computer Lab 215 Haskayne Place NW. Closest parking is in Lot 31 and 32.

Who: University of Calgary and BP Canada. University of Calgary professors and students, as well as BP representatives will be available for interviews.

Media contact:
Amy Eagleson
Communications and Marketing Coordinator University of Calgary
Phone: 403.220.6072
Cell: 403.680.1054
Email: amy.eagleson@haskayne.ucalgary.ca