The top 700 undergraduate business students compete for prestigious school title at renowned three day event in intensive academic cases, debate, sport, social and charity.
TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - The brightest undergraduate business students from 14 universities are going head to head in front of industry professionals during the sixth annual JDC Central competition running from Friday, January 30 to Sunday February 1 in Toronto.
Proudly presented by premier sponsor Scotiabank, JDC Central is Central is among Canada's largest business school competitions, bringing together over 700 delegates from Canadian business schools across Ontario, Québec and the Maritimes. Delegates represent their schools through a varied mix of academic, debate, sports, and charity competitions. Schools compete for the much-sought 'School of the Year' and 'Academic Cup' awards. Each year, universities seek to showcase their well-rounded students, and their particular strengths in academics.
"We are excited to be bringing JDC Central to Toronto," said John-Michael Minon, President of The Canadian Association of Business Students. "It is going to be an incredibly fun three days, where 700 of the brightest business students will face off in a variety of events for the chance to hoist the School of the Year trophy."
Scotiabank has been a sponsor of JDC Central since its first edition in 2010. In August 2014, Scotiabank and The Canadian Association of Business Students announced a three-year partnership, which includes Scotiabank's ongoing support as a sponsor of JDC Central.
"Scotiabank is proud to support JDC Central as this next generation of business leaders come to Toronto to compete and showcase their skills," said Rob Mattacott, Scotiabank District Vice President of Toronto Centre. "Scotiabank employees are going to be helping out as judges at the competition and are looking forward to seeing firsthand the talent of these students. We wish all the teams luck!"
JDC Central is a three day event:
- Opening Ceremony – The event kicks-off with delegates showing off their school pride and speeches from JDC Central organizers as well as sponsors Scotiabank, EMCO Corporation, Metro, and Futurpreneur at Nathan Philips Square from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015.
- Competition - The competition spans three days at the Hilton Downtown Toronto hotel and Ryerson University Athletics 'Kerr Hall'.
- Closing Gala – At the grand closing gala, winners of each competition are unveiled as well as the big winners of the Schools of the Year trophy and the Academic Cup. The gala begins at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 1, 2015. Visit www.cabsonline.ca to view the live stream of the competition. Media is welcome to attend events throughout the competition. Media credentials not required for pass.
About The Canadian Association of Business Students
The Canadian Association of Business Students (CABS) is a not-for-profit organization representing and serving more than 70,000 business students at 31 universities in Canada. CABS exists to advance the interests of business students nationwide through programs and opportunities that foster the development of young leaders to their full potential and through the enhancement of their university experience.
Scotiabank is a leading financial services provider in over 55 countries and Canada's most international bank. Through Bright Future, our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level across six pillars: health, education, social services, arts and culture, environment and sports. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has contributed on average some $50 million annually over the last five years to community causes around the world. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com
SOURCE Ryerson University
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