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Gold challenge queued up for this January

Contest presents university students with real-life mining investment scenarios
Students will face the 2018 Goodman Gold Challenge in January. (Stock photo)

The second annual Goodman Gold Challenge is set to take place Jan. 26-28, 2018, at Laurentian University in Sudbury.

Hosted by the university’s Goodman School of Mines, the contest challenges undergraduate students to evaluate the investment potential of three gold companies that are currently trading on the TSX or TSX-V and recommend the company with the best investment potential.

The idea behind the contest is to give students real-life experience in applying their academic credentials to help solve real-world problems faced by investors.

It was the brainchild of Jonathan Goodman, CEO of Metaform Investment, a mining investment company, and executive-in-residence with Laurentian's faculty of management.

In 2013, Goodman's father, Dundee Corporation CEO Ned Goodman, contributed to an endowment fund to support mining-related programs at Laurentian and became the namesake for the university's Goodman School of Mines.

Winners of the challenge will earn the cash equivalent of four ounces of gold.