JDC West 2008
UMMA is a supporter of JDC West 2008. If you have any further questions regarding this event, please contact the organizers below.
JDC West Details
- Date: January 17 - 21, 2008
- Place: Lethbridge, Alberta
- Website: http://www.jdcwest.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Office: N/A
JDC West is a unique conference that focuses on work life balance. All of the business schools from across Western Canada commence for one weekend, as teams of 44, to challenge themselves to be the best in both an individual and team atmosphere. Teams are comprised of 3 students for each case team, 4 students for the debate team, 4 students for the social team, and 6 students for the handball team. The academic cases are as follows; Management Information Systems, Human Resources, Finance, Accounting, Taxation, Business Strategy, International Business, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing.
Along with your respective team, you will go head to head against the top business students from all across Western Canada and compete in your area of expertise. Using a point allocation system, each case, debate, social, and sports team will be ranked against the other schools, the scores for all teams are pooled, and ultimately an entire university team will be crowned School of the Year. Since JDC West does focus on work-life balance, there are additional factors considered when scoring teams.
Before the competition even begins, teams are raising money and donating service hours to the charity of their choice. Therefore, the school that raises the most amount of money and donates the most service hours will receive the highest amount of charity points. The Asper School of Business Team has chosen the United Way as our national charity.
While the competition is taking place, teams also have the opportunity to gain points through their participation and their overall attitude at the actual event. So what does that mean? The participation award encourages the competitive congeniality that is unique to JDC West. Behavior of delegates will be observed and recorded throughout the weekend by certain members of the JDC West Organizing Committee and teams will be evaluated on this behavior. Possible activities that contribute towards the Participation Award are assisting other teams during arrivals, observation of other academic cases, level of enthusiasm at events, attitude towards event staff, and cheering for other teams.