BComm ’07 Robert Marsh semifinalist on CBC competition ‘Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister’!

Posted on February 13, 2009

Bachelor of Commerce graduate Robert Marsh has made it into the top 10 finalists competing in CBC’s, Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister.

Marsh is vying for the prestigious title and the grand prize of $50,000 plus a paid internship at Magna International.

Robert is no stranger to success. Born in Dartmouth, N. S., Marsh was awarded the D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship for academic excellence, leadership skills and community involvement as part of his acceptance to Commerce at Queen’s School of Business. It was there that he put his debating skills to the test and walked away with the winner’s trophy at Queen’s 2007 Intercollegiate Business Competition –  the oldest and largest undergraduate case competition in Canada. The 23-year-old BComm ’07 now works in Toronto for Chubb Insurance Company as an underwriter doing risk analysis for financial institutions.

Robert recently took part in a two-day political boot camp where he participated in debates and had to prepare impromptu speeches to demonstrate his ability to think on his feet. If he passes this test, he could have the chance to battle it out on air with three other wannabe PMs, this time tackling questions from an esteemed panel of ex Prime Ministers including; Brian Mulroney, Joe Clark, Kim Campbell and Paul Martin.

You can check out Roberts contest submission at: http://www.cbc.ca/nextprimeminister/candidates/robertmarsh.html.