Sauder Students Win Big at JDC West ‘07


VANCOUVER, BC – Undergraduate students from the Sauder School of Business at UBC turned in a successful performance at the 2007 JDC West (Jeux de Commerce, or Commerce Games) Competition, held in Vancouver from January 19 to 22, winning six medals total, including 2 gold medals.

The prestigious event involved over a dozen Canadian universities, and 450 elite business students, competing in academics, athletics, and school spirit. This year’s theme for the competition was "Business Ethics."

The Sauder team, captained by student Craig Powell, captured first prize in the categories of Business Strategy and Human Resource Management. They also won silver medals in Entrepreneurship and Taxation, and bronze medals in Accounting and Finance.

Additionally, students from Sauder won first place in the athletics competition, and second place for overall participation.

"I'm really proud of our students,” says Sauder professor Kin Lo, who coached teams in business strategy, taxation, accounting, and finance. “It really was the students' own dedication, enthusiasm, and hard work that made the difference."

Hosted by the Commerce Undergraduate Society at Sauder, JDC West 2007 is the western expansion of Jeux du Commerce, a competition that has built a prominent reputation in Quebec over its 19-year history as a leading business school competition for undergraduate students.

“This competition challenges students to achieve excellence across the business spectrum, and to work as a team towards an end goal,” says Conor Topley, Co-Chair of JDC West 2007.

“This year’s event was built upon the success of the 2006 edition, and should keep the momentum going for the 2008 competition, hosted at the University of Lethbridge,” says Norma-Jean Thompson, fellow co-chair for the JDC event.

The Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia is Canada’s leading academic business school. Recognized globally for its contributions to management practice through innovative research and teaching, the school is dedicated to opening worlds of opportunities for its students, alumni and associated communities.