media release

Beedie named Academic School of the Year at JDC West

January 30, 2013

Ross MacDonald-Allan, SFU Beedie, 778.782.9492,
Joel Thom, SFU Beedie, 778.867.5635,

Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business captured the Academic School of the Year award at the prestigious JDC West case competition held recently at the University of British Columbia.

The Academic School of the Year award is presented to the team achieving the highest overall finish in the JDC West competition’s ten academic competitions.

The Beedie School of Business team edged out stiff competition from 11 other leading Canadian business schools to claim the title. 

The Beedie School of Business also achieved a third place finish in the School of the Year category, honouring teams that achieve the highest overall placing in JDC West’s four competition categories of Academics, Athletics, Debate, and Social.

The team enjoyed significant success in the individual competitions, taking first place in the international business and finance categories; second place in management information systems, business strategy, human resources and taxation; and third place in both accounting and debate.

“The success our 2013 JDC West team enjoyed is a tremendous achievement and reflects the well-rounded attributes of our undergraduate students and the alumni coaches who supported them,” said Andrew Gemino, associate dean of undergraduate programs.

“Competing with so many other top business schools and being named Academic School of the Year is a testament to the quality of education our students receive at the Beedie School of Business. The students, coaches and staff that supported this effort can be rightly proud of their success.”

JDC West is the largest student-run business case competition in Western Canada, attracting the top business schools and students from across the nation. This year’s competition featured teams representing 12 business schools with over 600 delegates competing across a range of disciplines, including academics, debate, sports and social competitions.

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