As a major sponsor and organizer of the 5th Annual PM Paper Competition, Procept would like to congratulate the finalists (and two honorable mentions) who made it through the first round of judging.  The first round consisted of judging papers on project management lessons learned from a real-world project. All finalists and honorable mentions win cash prizes just for making it this far in the competition.


University Team Topic Status
Queen's University Jamie-Lee Freeston, Alexandra Rauseo, Alexander Le Floch, Cordelia Staffieri Burj Khalifa Finalist
Queen's University Madeline Van Der Paelt, Haley Miller, Vanessa Lim, William Li Novopay Payroll System Finalist
Trent University Karina Sarsenbayeva, Alaadin Adda Berlin Brandenburg Airport Finalist
University of Toronto Zhamak Abdi Dezfooli, Ying Ling Lin, Sheng Xu, Jay Yerrapragada, Yifan Zhang McGill University Health Centre Finalist
Western University Rohit S Kulkarni, Yuyang Wang, Ziyu Zhang Millau Viaduct Finalist
University of Toronto Manvir Dulai, Kyle DuPont, Jennifer Eversley, Hardik Patel Sydney Opera House Honorable Mention
McMaster University (UNENE) Michael Sim, Emily Porter Watts Bar Nuclear Generating Station Unit 2 Completion Honorable Mention



Team Topic Status
Peter Stumpf (Siemens Canada Ltd.), Peter Northrop (Trent University) Three Lessons Learned: Techniques for Developing Highly-Efficient Project Management in an Ever-Changing Business Environment Finalist

On Saturday, September 12th, finalists will give a short 15-minute on their paper followed by 10 minutes of questions from the audience and judges.  The teams will be judged on their presentation and how well they address the questions.  The winning team earns the grand prize and bragging rights!

Come watch the event and earn FREE PDUs while supporting your favourite team.  The event is free to attend.

Location: University of Toronto, downtown campus, Bahen Centre for Information Technology, 40 St. George Street, Room BA1190, Toronto, ON.

A schedule for the event plus further details is at