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Laurier brings home School of the Year and Academic Cup from JDC Central
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After a weekend packed with energy, tough competition, and school spirit, the Laurier delegation at Jeux Du Commerce Central has returned home with the title School of the Year for the third straight year. No school in Canada has pulled off this feat since 2004.
JDC Central 2012, hosted by Carleton University, is one of Canada’s largest business competitions, welcoming 400 students from 10 universities across Canada, including the University of Toronto, York University and Ryerson University, to name a few. The students compete in eight academic cases, parliamentary debate, social challenges, and sports tournaments.
Laurier also won the Academic Cup, which is awarded to the business school with the best case competition results. Laurier placed within the top three teams for seven out of the eight functional areas.
Laurier dominated the competition from start to finish, placing first in each of academics, debate, social, sports, and participation, and third in charity, in which they raised well over $5,000 for a variety of causes.
The Laurier team, comprised of 45 Laurier students and led by team co-captains Eileen Devlin and Jordan Bishop, have been training regularly since early October. They were supported by sponsors Capital One, PRISMRESOURCES, PepsiCo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Laurier School of Business & Economics, and Laurier School of Business & Economics Students’ Society as well as faculty advisor Pat Lemieux and faculty coaches.
“It’s our strong support network that enables us to continue to improve so drastically year after year,” said Devlin.
Bishop also recognizes the team members.
“We arrived in Ottawa with an idea of how to perform, and we executed it flawlessly,” said Bishop. “It was the drive and the motivation of each team member that allowed us to perform so well. Their dedication and passion for representing our school is an inspiration to all other Laurier students.”