What is JDC West?

JDC West is the most prestigious undergraduate business competition in Western Canada, hosting 1,300 attendees and uniting over 650 delegates from twelve premier post-secondary institutions each year. Over the course of three days, students from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba showcase their skills in the academic, athletic, debate, and social aspects of the competition. JDC West would not be possible without the support of almost 400 volunteers and dozens of professional partners who bring this elaborate and multi-faceted competition to life.

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1,300 Participants

From across Western Canada

Host School

Until now, JDC West has always taken place as a physical competition. The University of Manitoba and the I.H. Asper School of Business are excited to host participants in the first-ever Virtual JDC West competition in January 2021 to explore The Age of Innovation.

In 2022, the Asper School of Business looks forward to welcoming participants to Winnipeg for the first time in JDC West’s history to explore The Human Advantage.

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Host School

Until now, JDC West has always taken place as a physical competition. The University of Manitoba and the I.H. Asper School of Business are excited to host participants in the first-ever Virtual JDC West competition in January 2021 to explore The Age of Innovation.

In 2022, the Asper School of Business looks forward to welcoming participants to Winnipeg for the first time in JDC West’s history to explore The Human Advantage.

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Competition

We dawn a new age of innovation. This year the competition will be hosted through digital interactive platforms.

01

Academics Competition

Academics is at the core of JDC West, with competitors in ten academic disciplines. Each academic discipline sees teams of three undergraduate students from each competing university analyze a business case specific to their discipline. For each case, competitors have only three hours to review the facts and prepare for their presentations to the judging panels of industry professionals, professors, and content experts.

02

Debate Competition

JDC West features a parliamentary debate competition, with each school fielding a team of four students to compete. For each debate, competitors are given thirty minutes to review the proposal and come up with their constructive arguments around the proposed resolution. Keeping true to the parliamentary style of debate, one team is designated as Team Government and the other as Team Opposition.

03

Social Competition

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.

Corporate Partners

Power the next generation of business leaders! Your involvement with the competition will not only provide your company with valuable exposure to the top students in Western Canada – but your support will help facilitate this life changing competition for these students. Each one of our partners will truly provide each delegate with an invaluable professional and personal experience.

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