JDC West is the largest, most prominent, and fastest growing business competition in Western Canada. It’s an annual three-day event that showcases the brightest business students from twelve of Western Canada’s top universities. The competition is entirely student organized and the location of the event changes every year with Edmonton hosting in January 2017.
The competition provides students with the opportunity to compete with each other in all facets of business, while developing networking, critical thinking, and leadership skills. Students participate in one of 10 Academic Competitions, 1 Parliamentary Debate, 1 Athletic Competition or 1 Social Competition. Teams are judged and critiqued by established business leaders and professionals from each area of expertise. Points are awarded and accumulated on a team basis with the winner being declared “School of the Year.”
UWINNIPEG AT JDC WEST
Participating in this prestigious event provides our business students with an academic experience that cannot be replicated in a classroom. The team spends months preparing with real world case analyses and mock competitions that simulate the competition’s format. Each team is presented with a case study then given three hours to analyze, dissect, and build a strategy based on their recommendations. Teams then present their ideas in a boardroom environment in front of industry professionals and their peers. Presentations are then followed by an intense and often brutally honest Q & A period. This format forces the competitors to apply their classroom learning to realistic scenarios in which they are forced to think on their feet in high pressure, time constrained situations just like the ones they will face in their careers after graduation.
The JDC West competition gives our students a leg up as they prepare to enter the business world, but it does come at a cost. The team has worked tirelessly in search of support, and it is thanks to generous contributions from our sponsors that this experience is more affordable for participating students. However, it is the students that must cover the remaining costs for the team to make this journey.
If you believe in helping today’s students on their path to becoming tomorrow’s leaders, please support this year’s team as they head to Edmonton to represent The University of Winnipeg. Your gift – be it $2 or $2,000 – sends a strong message to our students that you care and see the value in all their hard work and dedication. Please be sure to share this page with friends, colleagues, and anyone you feel would also see the value in making such an opportunity available to all that are willing to make the commitment to be a part of UWinnipeg’s JDC West Team.
All gifts made are tax deductible.
If you don’t want to make a gift online, you can also send a cheque to:
The University of Winnipeg Foundation
901 - 491 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E4 Canada
*Note: Please make sure to mark your cheque for "JDC West" and your gift will be counted towards this initiative!
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