Host School


British Columbia

In the heart of Greater Vancouver lies the City Of Burnaby. Home to SFU’s main campus, Burnaby thrives as the third largest City in British Columbia. Located just fifteen minutes outside of Downtown Vancouver, this city features various event and entertainment venues, theatres, retail centres, parks, and many more attractions. Getting around is made easy, connected to major highways, rapid transit routes, and bike lanes. The city is home to the province’s largest shopping centre, Metropolis at Metrotown, and it is steps
away from the competition hotel.

A quick look at Burnaby and one can easily spot the abundance of greenery. Burnaby has pushed to be a better city for its citizens and it has been recognized in the past for its initiatives with awards such as the APEGBC Environment Award, Overall Sustainability Award, and previously, even the Best Run City in Canada, as named by Maclean’s Magazine. It is reflected in the diverse business growing all around the city, and the many vibrant neighbourhoods that is home to more than 230,000 residents. In every way, the City of Burnaby is ready to be the best host to you and your team for JDC West 2019.


Simon Fraser University
8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

Since the creation of Canada’s first Executive MBA in 1968, the Beedie School of Business has championed lifelong learning, productive change and the need to be innovative as we deliver research and teaching that makes an impact. SFU Beedie is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and have received the EQUIS Quality award from the European Federation for Management Development (EFMD). AACSB and EFMD are globally recognized accrediting agencies for business schools. Less than 1% of business schools worldwide have earned both of these accreditations.

Undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. programs demonstrate a spirit of innovation, flexibility and relevance. Supported by extensive partnerships with public, private and not-for-profit organizations, SFU Beedie’s goal is to produce broadly educated, enterprising and socially responsible managers capable of making lasting contributions to their communities. The Beedie School of Business operates on all three SFU campuses, with:

Over 3,800 undergraduate (BBA students) in Burnaby and Surrey
Over 700 MBA and graduate students at the Segal Graduate School and at the Surrey Campus
Non-credit programs at the director, executive and management-levels
A thriving Ph.D.program