This past weekend, a team of 46 undergraduate Carleton University students from the Sprott School of Business competed in JDC Central (JDCC) at the University of Guelph.

Sprott’s academic teams brought home first place in accounting, third in digital strategy and third in entrepreneurship. Team captains Harry Jay and Ty Murphy won the Captains of the Year award, and team volunteer Yasin Kherani won the Volunteer of the Year award. In the Sports category, Sprott came first in dodgeball, second in flag football and won the Team Sportsmanship award.

“This competition weekend is an experience unlike any other,” said Jay, co-captain of JDCC Sprott. “Nearly 500 bright-eyed, driven and competitive business students from central and eastern Canada come together in one city in the hopes of going home with medals, trophies and bragging rights.”

This year, 11 Canadian universities took part in JDCC, a three-day competition that evaluates academics, athletics, social spirit and charity initiatives. JDCC is the largest undergraduate business school competition in central Canada. From January 4 to 6, students participated in eight academic competitions, parliamentary-style debates, sports tournaments and networking nights.

In the months leading up to the competition, Sprott students spent hours preparing.

“Almost every Sunday morning or afternoon in the fall semester, our academic and debate teams gathered for weekly practices on campus,” said Murphy, co-captain of JDCC Sprott. “Every Thursday, the social team met for team building activities, creating costumes and characters that would be used at the competition. The sports team had weekly intramurals and practices in the Fieldhouse, or other athletic spaces.

We’re very proud of our team’s accomplishments. The students were hard working and dedicated, fitting many hours of practice into their busy schedules, and it paid off.”

Friday, January 11, 2019 in
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