About JDC West

JDC West is the largest business competition in Western Canada. It is a three-day event that showcases academics, athletics, debate, and an out-of-the-box social competition.

This prestigious event 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 are accumulated towards one university winning the coveted title of “School of the Year”.

JDC West 2019 will be hosted at the Beedie School of Business.

  • Academics

    There are 10 core categories in Academics. Current categories 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 students. They are given 3 hours to analyze 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.

  • Debate

    Each Debate team is comprised of 4 students. Each team receives 30 minutes to review proposals centred on topics relevant to current events in Canada’s business and political spheres before presenting their stance. The structure follows a Parliamentary-style debate, where one team is Team Government and the other is Team Opposition.

  • Athletics

    The hosting school chooses the sport each year. The teams include both male and female competitors.

    Each Athletics team is comprised of 8 male and female students. Two sports are played in a round-robin format spread over two days of intense competition. Unlike other JDC West competition components, the sports played change each year. The sports that will be played at JDC West 2019 are D-Hoops and Tsegball.

  • Social

    Each Social team is comprised of 4 male and female students. 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. Unlike other components, every Social challenge is kept secret until the competition. Challenges have previously included athletic, spirit, and food competitions.

Community Involvement

JDC West is committed to giving back to communities across Canada. Every year, participating schools are encouraged to volunteer at and raise money for charitable organizations by working with external partners. Every team also participates in JDC West’s signature Chillin’ For Charity event.

In 2017, JDC West teams raised $304,772 and logged over 9676 hours for Canadian charities.

Past Competitions

JDC West hosted its first competition at the University of British Columbia in 2006. Since then, JDC West has been hosted in multiple cities around Western Canada. JDC West has been leaving impacts, fueling productivity, going beyond profits, and achieving excellence.

Past Competitions