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Asper School of Business to host the 17th annual JDC West competition

For the second year in a row, JDC West pivots online with mastery

January 12, 2022 — 

From January 14 to 16, the I.H. Asper School of Business will be hosting a virtual iteration of the 17th annual JDC West competition. Over the course of three days, students from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba will display their skills in the academic, athletic, debate, and social aspects of the competition.

“After nearly two years of planning, the JDC West 2022 Organizing Committee was all set to welcome delegates to the first-ever JDC West business competition in Winnipeg in January of 2022. However, with less than 3 weeks to go, the decision was made to cancel the in-person competition for the sake of everyone’s health and safety, which remains our top priority,” said Stephanie Kalo, JDC West Co-Chair.

Kalo noted that switching formats for a competition of this size in a matter of weeks was no easy task.

“Even in a typical year, it is a significant undertaking that requires a team of over 40 people, 300 volunteers, and half a million dollars to execute. However, we know that the JDC West experience is the highlight of any business student’s undergraduate degree and are dedicated to ensuring that JDC West 2022 is an unforgettable experience for all involved.”

This year’s theme, “The Human Advantage” speaks to the need to understand, anticipate, and manage the individual and social consequences of economic, technical, political, social, and environmental change in an ethical and environmentally sensitive manner. Students will confront the human dimensions of today’s world, considering the individual, group, social, ethical and economic consequences that emerge from changes to organizations, industries, and economies.

“This virtual format represents a unique opportunity to explore this year’s JDC West event theme by reinforcing our human ability to adapt to uncertainties in our environment,” said Dr. Bruno Silvestre, Acting Dean and CPA Manitoba Chair of the Asper School of Business. “The need to manage under high-uncertainty will better prepare Canadian business students to become the agile, ethical and environmentally responsible leaders that society needs to prosper.”

For more information, visit and follow @jdcwest on Instagram.

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