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Format & Cases

Format

  • Round-robin format of 24 teams
  • Four cases of which 5 min. solutions presented by teams are presented in video to atteign the Qualifer Round, and three are live presentations for the Semi-Final and Finals.
  • Cases will cover realistic current cases in practice.
  • Cases will cover diverse fields of study.

 

Rounds

There are four (4) rounds: Making the Qualifiers (one case), Qualifiers (one case) , Semi-Final (one case), Final (one cases).

To make the Qualifiers:

Case #1 will be released on Nov. 12th at 11hET to all registered teams. A team must submit a 5-min. solution presentation for Case #1 in form of a video by Nov. 19th 11hET. On Nov. 23rd 11hET, the 24 selected teams to the Qualifiers will be announced and Case#2 will be released.

Qualifier Round:

A team must submit 5 min. solution material for Case #2 in form of a power-point presentation by Nov 24th 11hET. On Nov. 24th at 19h00ET, the 24 teams will make a live 5 min.presentation of their case solution handed-in earlier, in from of the jury and spectators. Between each team presentation, there will be a 5 min. jury deliberation period. The presentations will be continuous. The order will be done as indicated on the round-robin scale. On Nov. 25th 11hET, the 12 selected teams to the Semi-final will be announced and Case#3 will be released.

Semi-Final Round:

A team must submit 5 min. solution material for Case #3 in form of a slide-deck presentation by Nov 26th 11hET. On Nov. 26th at 19h00ET, the 12 teams will make a live 5 min.presentation of their case solution handed-in earlier, in from of the jury and spectators. Between each team presentation, there will be a 5 min. jury deliberation period. The presentations will be continuous. The order will be done as indicated on the round-robin scale. On Nov. 26th, Case #4 will be released at 20hET, and the 6 selected teams to the Final will be announced at 22h30ET..

Final Round:

A team must submit 5 min. solution material for Case #4 in form of a slide-deck presentation by Nov 27th 11hET. On Nov. 27th at 16hET, the 6 teams will make a live 5 min.presentation of their case solution handed-in earlier, in from of the jury and spectators. Between each team presentation, there will be a 5 min. jury deliberation period. The presentations will be continuous. The order will be done as indicated on the round-robin scale. On Nov. 28th 16hET, the winners will be announced at the Canadian Kinesiology Awards. Prizes will be send to the winners thereafter.

 

Case Release

The four (4) cases will be released on the Kin Can Competition website, under the Cases tab, according to the schedule:

  • Nov 12th 11ET: Case #1
  • Nov. 23rd 11ET: Case #2
  • Nov. 25th 11ET: Case #3
  • Nov. 26th 20hET: Case #4

Each team is responsible for visiting the website in due time to get each case details.

 

Preparing Case-Solution

The 3-student-team must be mentored by a faculty professor. For each case, students must consult with a researcher and a practising kinesiologists as resource persons. Students may consult different researchers or pracitizing kinesiologists for each case. It is mandatory to register one researcher and one practising kinesiologist with the team. In each presentation, the student must mention the names of their resource persons.

Student must resolve the case on their own. It is prohibited to have the case resolve by someone else or by the mentor or the resource persons. They are there to assist in your resolution process, direct you in the right path and give you references.

It is suggested to read twice the case before entertaining any resolution path. 

The following sections present suggestions for how the team should prepare for all of the components of the case from the preparation.

a) How to read a case

When the team first receives the case they should read the first and last paragraph of the case to help determine the problem being presented. Knowing the problem while reading will allow team members to filter out the information they need in order to determine the best solution.
While reading, each team member should make note of key issues within the case, along with noting key pieces of information that will help them with their portion of the case.

b) How to discuss a case

The discussion must begin immediately after the team has completed reading the case. One person should be designated as the note taker and it will be their job to put all ideas that are mentioned on display (whiteboard, paper, etc). It is important to take down all ideas as this will help to narrow down the correct problem, solution, and implementation. Initially, brainstorming is needed for approximately 10 minutes, after that point the team will need to begin filtering ideas and making a decision as to what the problem is and what are the possible solutions.
During the discussion one person should be designated as the timekeeper to ensure that the team does not spend too much time on one topic.

c) How to divide the work

Each team member should have a role on the team. The natural roles that should emerge will follow how the cases are judged. These include:

1. Introduction, key issues/ problem statement
2. Analysis
3. Alternatives and recommendation
4. Implementation
5. Other considerations, and conclusion

d) How to prepare your presentation

Practice makes best. Ensure your slide deck is in order. Decide who will present. Time yourself presenting. 

 

Case-Solution Submission

To submit solution for Case #1:

  • Teams are expected to prepare a 5-minute presentation in the form of a video presentation that highlights and summarizes their solution to the proposed issue. Ensure that the video is of adequate quality and that any necessary COVID precautions are adhered to.
  • It is highly recommended that each team member speak for a relatively equal time during the presentation. Participation in the video, while not mandatory, is very highly encouraged.
  • A slide-deck presentation should be used to complement your presentation.
  • When submitting the video, do note that higher-quality videos may take longer to upload to YouTube; therefore, it is suggested you plan for this accordingly to respect deadlines.
  • Ensure that the video is unlisted on YouTube. It is recommended that the name of the team and its members be added in the description of the uploaded video.
  • Submissions should be received as an email to info@cka.ca including the name of your team, the case number, the youtube link to your video and, as an attachment, all material you wish to submit (e.g., slide deck).

To submit solution for Case #2, #3, #4:

  • Teams are expected to prepare a 5-minute presentation in the form of a slide-deck presentation that highlights and summarizes their solution to the proposed issue. If you embed a video is of adequate quality and that any necessary COVID precautions are adhered to.
  • It is highly recommended that each team member speak for a relatively equal time during the presentation. Participation, while not mandatory, is very highly encouraged.
  • A slide-deck presentation should be used to complement your presentation.
  • When submitting the presentation, do note that it may take longer to upload to a dropbox; therefore, it is suggested you plan for this accordingly to respect deadlines.
  • Ensure that the presentation is available to be dowloaded by the CKA (info@cka.ca). Do not share your file with info@cka.ca. Please use a dropbox.
  • It is must be titled with the name of the team and the case number. 
  • Submissions should be received as an email to info@cka.ca including the name of your team, the case number, the dropbox link to your video and, as an attachment, all material you wish to submit (e.g., slide deck).+
  • The time sent indicated on the email must be within the deadline for submission. At 11hET, the material may no longer be changed in the dropbox. The CKA will download material starting at 11hET.

NOTE: Case solutions may be submitted in English or French. However, online presentations will be in English with simultaneous translation into French.

Case Presentations

To present:

  1. Each team will have 5 minutes maximum to present its solution as per material received by the deadline. No extra material will be allowed. No exrta time will be allowed. Microphones may be muted by host if presentation is too long.
  2. The team’s solution must be presented by a student on the team.
  3. The jury may ask questions to be answered immediately by one of the student on the team.
  4. Beware of language and body language. Presentation must be done as in the context of a client consultation; thus, in professionalism, ethics, respect.
  5. All student-team members must be present at the time of presentation. Presence of mentor and resource persons is optional.
  6. All student-team members are to connect via the zoom details received in the registration confirmaton email. Each member will have to register on the zoom platform in days prior to the first presentation as per insctructions in the email.

 

Passing to Another Round & Judging

Judging criteria will be drafted by the writer of each case, and additional regular criteria will be added, such as respect of presentation time, problem-solving ability, clarity of speech, etc. The list of criteria will be included in each case.

 

Results per Round

This round-robin ladder will be updated after each round.

 

CASES

 CASE #1

 Release Date:
Nov. 12th 11hET
 Submission Deadline:
Nov. 19th 11hET

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 CASE #2

 Release Date:
Nov. 23th 11hET
 Submission Deadline:
Nov. 24th 11hET

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 CASE #3

 Release Date:
Nov. 25th 11hET
 Submission Deadline:
Nov. 26th 11hET

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CASE #4

 Release Date:
Nov. 26th 20hET
 Submission Deadline:
Nov. 27th 11hET

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