What is JDC Central?
JDC Central is a three day event that showcases academic competitions, athletic challenge, social competition, as well as a charity initiative. This year, the competition will be hosted by University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. Delegates will compete in academic case analyses, parliamentary style debates, sports tournaments and social competitions that will test school spirit, skills, teamwork and determination. The team that performs the best overall will take home the prestigious title of “School of the Year.”
“Jeux du Commerce” (Commerce Games) has witnessed tremendous success since its inception in Quebec in 1989. Over the course of its 25 years, it has become a prestigious annual event that brings together over 1200 of the top business students from across Quebec. Due to the success of Jeux du Commerce in the East, the competition began its expansion to the rest of the country. In 2006, the inaugural competition out West was held in Vancouver under a new name: JDC West.
After five successful years in British Columbia and Alberta, the competition grew again into Ontario, where it was hosted by the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in January 2010. The games were a great success in Ontario with over 300 students from nine schools participating.
Now in its fifth year, JDC Central has moved to the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. The 2014 competition will host over 500 students from thirteen schools and will continue the legacy of academic integrity and competitive excellence.
The following are the cases that students will be competing in at JDC Central 2013:
- Business Strategy
- Management of Information Systems
- Marketing Management
- International Business
- Human Resources
Date & Location
JDC Central 2014 will take place from January 24 -27 at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario.
Who are the Organizers?
JDC Central is one of the country’s largest business competitions. The Organizing Committee, consisting of business student leaders from schools around Central and Eastern Canada, are dedicated to creating a dynamic networking and competition experience that will challenge students to reach their personal and professional potential.