The JDC Central (JDCC) Business Competition is an academic case competition in Central and Eastern Canada. It is the only event of its kind in the region to combine academics, athletics and social challenges to test undergraduate business students in a highly competitive and spirited environment. The competition is comprised of 8 academic cases, a parliamentary-style debate tournament, two sports tournaments and 8 social challenges. JDCC also boasts three amazing night events, each evening is themed and the competition concludes on the third and final night with the gala dinner and awards ceremony.
The 2015 edition of JDCC will be held at the The Hilton in Toronto, from January 30th – February 2nd.
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 8 academic cases at JDCC, as well as a Debate. The 8 cases are: Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Management Information Systems, Human Resources, and International Business.
However, since this is only McGill’s 2nd year participating in JDCC, we will be sending a half delegation comprised of the following case teams: Marketing, International Business, Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy.
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.
DELEGATION OF 2013-2014:
-Captain: Majd Steitieh
-Marketing: Chloe Gosselin, Louisa Guo, Anish Shah
-International Business: Alan Liu, Rachel Burk, Mathieu Hunter
-Strategy: Elie Lubendo, Mathieu Audet, Victoria Grandury
-Entrepreneurship: Marianne Casgrain, Tony Ren, Shazia Shariff
-Social team: Flavie laliberté, Shelby Levesque, Christopher Hoareau
-Volunteers: Tony Liu, Kangni Chen
-Godmother: Samantha Fu
Congratulations to our JDCC marketing team comprised of Louisa Guo, Chloe Gosselin and Anish Shah for their first place podium!