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Gold challenge slated for February

Sudbury event gives students real-life business investment experience
During the last Goodman Gold Challenge, held in February 2020, a team from the University of British Columbia was declared the winner.

Laurentian University’s next Goodman Gold Challenge has been scheduled for Feb. 2-4, 2023.

The annual event invites teams of university students to evaluate three gold mining companies trading on the TSX or TSX-V and recommend the one with the greatest investment potential.

Geared toward students in business, engineering and geology programs, teams are comprised of four members, and only 12 spots are available. The winning team will take home a prize worth the equivalent of four gold ounces.

This year’s event is deemed the “Battery Metal Edition” and will be the first held since 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2020, the winning team hailed from the University of British Columbia.

Launched in 2017 by Jonathan Goodman, the president and CEO at Dundee Corp., the contest aims to provide students with an experiential learning opportunity to help with real-world problems faced by investors.

Goodman also serves as executive-in-residence with Laurentian’s faculty of management.

Laurentian’s Goodman School of Mines takes its name from Ned Goodman, Jonathan’s father and the founder of Dundee Corp., whose contribution to an endowment fund supports mining-related programs at the school.