Team Superman Wins Bronze at Alberta Deans of Business CASE Competition
April 3, 2023

Calgary, AB - Team Superman from Portage College emerged victorious at the Alberta Deans of Business CASE competition, taking home the Bronze medal. The competition, held at Bow Valley College, saw 12 colleges and universities from across Alberta compete for top honors.

This year's competition was based on the launch of a new virtual reality game called Muffin Fight, aimed at children aged 6-12. Competitors were tasked with developing a solution to the company's struggles in obtaining downloads for the game.

Team Superman, comprised of Kelly Orr, Deborah Adesoji, and Iliana Buckle, along with coaches Brian Thorne and Dylan Craig, worked tirelessly to research, create, and perfect their pitch. Their hard work paid off, as they delivered an engaging and convincing presentation that connected with the core values of the company and impressed the judges, two of whom were virtual reality company owners.

Portage College Business
Left to right - Brian Thorne (Business Case Team Coach), Dylan Craig (Community Partner - Coach), Deborah Adesoji (Competitor), Kelly Orr (competitor), Iliana Buckle (Competitor), Allan Robertson (Business Program Coordinator)

"I'm honoured to coach these fabulous Portage Business students alongside Dylan and Allan. Every year these students step up and represent our College at the highest level and confirm their ability to compete,” said Brian Thorne, Business Instructor at Portage College.

Thorne was pleased to have Dylan Craig, a community partner from Lac La Biche's Community Futures, step up as Assistant Coach again this year. Craig is not only a Portage College Alumnus but is a previous Case Competition Champion. Both Craig and Kelly Orr were on the Case Team that competed for the championship win in 2021.

“We are fortunate to have Craig's strategic insights and coaching support as we ramp up for the annual Case Competition,” said Thorne.

The team's success is a testament to the quality education provided by the entire business faculty at Portage. Faculty and administrative support from Allan Robertson and Kyla Robb were also instrumental in the team's victory.

"We are incredibly proud of the students’ performance at the Alberta Deans of Business CASE competition," said Robin Tizzard, Dean of Health, Human Services, Business, and Environmental Sciences at Portage College. "Their dedication and hard work have paid off, and this win is a reflection of the outstanding education provided by our business faculty."

Team Superman's Bronze medal adds to the already impressive list of achievements by Portage's business students and faculty.

“Congratulations to Team Superman and all the competitors who took part in the competition,” said Tizzard.

For more information about the Business programs:
Ashley Brown, Marketing Specialist
780-639-7143 or email

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