Schulympics 2015: The Fall GBC Event You Can't Miss

by Suyash Kumar

Are you worried that your life at Schulich is going to be full of school work with little or no time for fun?

If your answer was “Yes,” you’re in for a pleasant surprise. The proof is in these pictures…

Students kayaking

Students Canoeing

Schulympics concert


These photos are but a glimpse of what’s to come at the year’s most awaited student event organized by your GBC: SCHULYPMPICS.

What Is Schulympics?

Don’t let the name misguide you. Schulympics is anything but a sporting event.

Every fall, Schulich graduate students take over Camp Timberlane in the picturesque region of Haliburton, Ontario. What follows is two days of pure fun, free of textbooks, business clothing and syllabi. Instead you’ll experience late-night bonfires, roasted marshmallows, acoustic guitar covers, lake swimming, paddle boarding, canoeing and dancing to one of the best DJs in town.

Schulympics is a great way to relax by removing yourself from both an academic environment and the city. If you need any more convincing, I should mention the breathtakingly gorgeous view at Camp Timberlane. Late September is the time when the maple trees start to change colour against the backdrop of blue skies and atop the pristine water of the Two-Islands Lake. Here’s the fantastic result of this most amazing combination:

Camp Timberlane


Camp Timberlane

The list of offerings at Schulympics is way too long for me to write about here and words can’t do the experience justice anyway. But let it suffice to say that you won’t hear the end of how absolutely enjoyable this weekend was for the rest of the year.

So don’t be one of those who missed the event and live to regret it!

Contact your GBC Executive team today for more information on Schulympics 2015 and other fun events planned for the upcoming academic year.

Camp Timberlane


Suyash Kumar is the 2015-2016 Communications Director for the Graduate Business Council.
Under the aegis of the communications portfolio, his responsibilities include publishing the weekly ‘Updater’ e-newsletter, editing the yearbook, and serving as the Chair of the Clubs Committee.
Please feel free to contact him throughout the year at


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  1. Omid Sadeghi August 6, 2015 at 10:47 am - Reply

    I am an incoming student for FT MBA 2017 and really interested in Schulympics and other similar activities. Would you mind sending me more info about them and how I can register for them.

    • Andrea August 6, 2015 at 1:22 pm - Reply

      Hi Omid, that’s great news! I’ve followed this up with an e-mail, so check your inbox, but here are some places to start:

      1. Be sure to join our Facebook group for the MBA class of 2017:
      This is a great place for students to exchange information, assistance, and news. You’ll find events shared here.

      2. Keep re-visiting us here on the grad blog which will be updated frequently with stories, events and Important Dates.

      3. As an MBA student, you’ll start to receive the GBC Updater on a regular basis with news of all sorts of events – social, networking, alumni, etc. Stay tuned 🙂

      Thanks for reading – and see you at Schulympics 2015!

    • Suyash Kumar August 9, 2015 at 11:15 pm - Reply

      Hi Obid,
      Congratulations on your admit and thank you for your interest in our activities. Schulympics is one of many exciting events we have planned out for this academic year. We will be formally declaring the call for registrations for Schulympics very soon on the GBC facebook page as well as the class of 2017 page. If you would like some more information on our other planned activities or have any other questions, please feel free to get in touch with me at

      See you soon in school 🙂

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