WHAT IS JDC WEST?
The JDC West competition is a prestigious event that hosts approximately 650
undergraduate delegates from twelve universities across British Columbia,
Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Each team is awarded points
based on their respective rankings and these points are accumulated towards
winning the coveted title of “School of the Year.”
For the first time ever, the JDC West competition will be held virtually in January 2021, hosted by University of Manitoba.
JDC West requires students to possess a diverse set of skills, including
communication, critical thinking, and confidence in oral presentations.
There are 10 core disciplines on the Academics team.
Current disciplines include Accounting, Business Strategy, Business Technology Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources Management, International Business, Marketing, Not-For-Profit Business Strategy, and Operations Management.
Each Academic team is comprised of 3 members. During the day of the competition, they are given 3 hours to analyse a business case and create a recommendation and implementation plan. Afterwards, they are given 20 minutes to present their plan to a panel of industry judges, followed by a 5-minute Q&A period.
The JDC West parliamentary-style Debate Competition aims to foster a
professional and substantial dialogue on the policy & values pertaining to
issues impacting the business world today. JDC West Debate teams are to be
comprised of 4 members.
Debates are held in a format similar to the Canadian House of Commons. A
topic is provided and debate follows regarding the passage of the bill/motion
that is proposed based on the topic. Teams are given 30 minutes to prepare, then each speaker will deliver a 7-minute constructive speech.
Teams bring together the most ambitious, spirited JDC West competitors in a unique multi-faceted and strategic event that promotes personal and team growth, through tests of perseverance and adaptability. Each Social team has 4 students – two males and two females. These competitors are on-call for ten social challenges to be completed in less than 48 hours at any time of day or night. The social competition encourages networking, innovation and creativity.
Each year, the host school selects two unique sports for participating schools to compete in. Each competing co-ed Athletic team consists of eight individuals. Additionally, competing schools designate four Academic competitors (two each day) as alternates in the event a member of their Athletic team must no longer compete. The Athletics competition will return for JDC West 2022 in Winnipeg.