The day started with an early breakfast around 8:30 p.m. After everybody finished the breakfast, we went to the Cara Commons at the Ted Rogers School of Management. This was de location for the brain hurricane, where all students, case owners, and experts gathered for the start of the first working day (with enthusiasm).
I am in Team 1 and our case is about the storm water management in the City of Toronto. We have to design green streets for the entertainment district in Toronto. The day started with the introduction of the cases, after that we had the opportunity to speak with our case owner (Mr. Patrick Cheung). And it was a very interesting conversation about the case. We also had some conversations with experts with different backgrounds, including biologists, engineers, economists, business managers, etc. These conversations helped us a lot because all the experts had a different point of view on our case. Not every one of them was convinced that a green street actually has green on it. With all the new information we had from the experts, we again went to talk to our case owner during lunch. With him we came to new outcomes and actually more and more questions. But first we had to make a start with our case, because when we would investigate we probably come up with new questions.
After we had our first group brainstorm session, it was time to wrap it up for the day. And because yesterday, June 9, was also my birthday we went out for dinner with a whole group.
It was a busy, tiring, but also interesting, nice, and great day. I learned a lot and I am looking forward to see the results of every group. Good luck every one!