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Lang nabs 5 podium finishes, including 1st in international business at JDC Central

Posted on Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

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Commerce students from Lang and UofG reached the podium five times at the JDC Central (JDCC) virtual competition this weekend, placing first in the international business category and third in the entrepreneurship category. 

JDCC is widely regarded as one of the most challenging case competitions in Canada which tests the talents of the best business school students in a wide range of categories.

This year’s results were a culmination of hard work and dedication from the Lang team, led by Katelyn Cortina, president of JDCC Lang.

"This past year, our team has put in lots of early mornings and countless hours of training to be successful at this competition. Our delegates have continuously been pushed and challenged week over week in order to improve their knowledge and build on their professional skills. The JDCC Lang team is a testament to what it is like to be a Lang student. We are curious, resilient and are always looking for ways to improve. We continue to tackle challenges with positivity and creative problem solving all while supporting each other and rooting for each other's success.”

2021/2022 JDCC Results: Lang School of Business and Economics

  • 1st place - International Business (Matt Doucette, Ishaan Viad, Marc Monminty)
  • 1st place - Debate All-Stars (Josh Vito, Lang BComm was named top debater)
  • 1st place - E-sports Warzone (Colin Hobson, Dylan Farhood, Thyra Gray, Ried Danbrook)
  • 2nd place - E-sports Rocket league 
  • 3rd place - Entrepreneurship (Darren Rothblott, Ashley James, Ryan Cook)
  • Team MVP – Thyra Gray (Lang BComm)

The JDC Lang team benefited from engaged faculty and alumni that helped prepare the students for the intense competition.

“Without help from our alumni and faculty, this year wouldn't have been as successful as it was,” continued Cortina. “I want to give a huge shout-out and thank you to our coaches this year, Michael Conway, Will Hyndman, Anne Lewicki, Deb Olsen, Cayley Littlejohn, Kevin Barker, Justin Douardo, and Sonia Dhaliwal as well as our faculty advisor, Kathleen Rodenburg, for their unwavering guidance, knowledge and encouragement this year. 

Faculty mentor Dr. Kathleen Rodenburg was impressed with the professionalism and determination of the Lang competitors.

"I am always impressed with the caliber of the Lang students that participate in the JDC competition," said Rodenburg. "I am amazed at the work, time spent, and dedication to excellence that is demonstrated throughout the year in preparation for this event. I was thoroughly impressed at the creative thinking, problem-solving, business and financial acumen, professionalism, and teamwork.  I am so proud to be faculty at Lang as we have outstanding students and this was at the forefront during this competition.”

Congratulations to all Lang JDCC competitors for a terrific showing!



Lang JDCC results over the years:

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