About the Commerce Games
The Commerce Games (Jeux du Commerce/JDC) is an inter-university event whose purpose is to unite university students from Eastern Canada, and enable them to participate in friendly competition at an academic, sport and social level.
The goal of the academic competition is to better the relationship between tomorrow’s leaders and enterprises, to create a bond within the participants, to develop initiative, and to encourage competition and, most of all, excellence.
The 2015 edition of JDC will be held at the University of Sherbrooke, in January 2015.
Cases: In teams of three and in three hours, students analyze and solve a real-world business case and prepare a 20-minute presentation. This is then presented in front of a panel of professionals and business professors, and judged based on quality of analysis, recommendation, and presentation. There are 10 academic cases at JDC, as well as a Stock Simulation and a Debate. The 10 cases are Marketing, Finance, Operations & Logistics, Accounting, Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Management Information Systems, Human Resources, International Business and Tax.
The sports for the 2014 edition of JDC are ultimate frisbee, water polo on tubes, and beach handball.
The social team, composed of 2 guys and 2 girls, has to compete in a series of creative challenges over the course of the competition weekend. If you are creative, witty, spontaneous, and possess tons of team spirit and social skills, the social team is absolutely the place for you.
The participation component considers 2 aspects: involvement and respect. The involvement of a delegation consists of the positive impact a delegation has on the success of the competition. This includes the support given to ensure the proper execution of the competition, the active presence of the participants, team spirit at the games and the efforts to bring the Spirit of the Games to life. The respect component considers how each delegation has interacted with both the organizing committees and other schools involved, and their ability to maintain composure in both victory and defeat.
The contribution component evaluates events that the delegations organize within their respective communities that enable them to demonstrate the values on which the Games were founded. Universities are recognized for their efforts within their community, including both fundraising efforts and time volunteered.