Acknowledgement from the Community

Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Beedie School of Business captured the Academic School of the Year award at the prestigious JDC West case competition, held January 18 through 20 at the University of British Columbia, edging out 11 other Canadian business schools.

JDC West is western Canada’s largest business school competition. It brings together 600 delegates and includes 10 academic disciplines, a Parliamentary debate, an athletic tournament and a social competition.

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Making Beedie Proud – Academic School of the Year

SFU’s Beedie School of Business captured the Academic School of the Year award at the prestigious JDC West case competition, held from January 18 to 20 at the University of British Columbia, edging out stiff competition from 11 other leading Canadian business schools to claim the title. The Academic School of the Year award is presented to the team which achieves the highest overall finish in the JDC West competition’s ten academic categories.

In addition, the Beedie School of Business placed third in the School of the Year category and enjoyed further significant success in the individual competition categories, taking first place in the International Business and Finance competitions; second place in the Management Information Systems, Business Strategy, Human Resources and Taxation categories; 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.


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Meningitis BC – Take a Stand

Our VP Athletics and Social lost a dear friend earlier this year.

Take a stand, Leo Chan needs your help.

For those of you who did not know Leo, he was a bright, ambitious student whose life was cut too short. He contracted a preventable strain of meningitis and died shortly afterwards in Victoria. He was studying political science at UVIC and had ambitions to become the prime minister one day. Leo was always a kind person, who never mistreated anyone. I remember watching Leo get bullied in high school and then help those same people with their homework. That is testament to his character and now we need your help.

We need your help to spread awareness of meningitis and get a petition signed that will give students free vaccinations. The strain that took Leo’s life was preventable, but many people do not know that they can get the shot that would have saved his life. Additionally, it is an expensive shot and that is why the Chans are petitioning to have to offered FOR FREE to high risk BC citizens (all teenagers and young adults). BC is currently one of the only four provinces that does NOT offer this shot for free. We need to change that.

WHO: You! We need your signatures and the signatures of everyone you know

WHAT: Meningitis awareness

WHERE: Anywhere you can find signatures


WHY: To raise awareness of this preventable illness.

Meningitis BC:


1) Go to “sign our petition” and download the PDF (or download the PDF from the group files)

2) Print it

3) Ask anyone you know for signatures (must be legal BC residents)

4) Send them to


We Have A Team!

It’s been a lengthy process, but we finally have our team.

The 2013 SFU JDC West Organizing Committee couldn’t be more excited to have completed its team. We couldn’t ask for more and we can’t wait for what the next few months has in store.

#RoadtoJDCWest – BBAs Gear Up for JDC West

The 2013 JDC West business schools showdown is six months away, but the SFU Beedie team is already hard at work to prepare for the prestigious competition.

Over the past few weeks, candidates for SFU Beedie’s JDC West academic team partook in the new case competition cohort, taught by instructor Tara Immell. The students did practice cases and presentations to develop their understanding of how to analyse cases and work as a team. The team is currently four months ahead of schedule, but co-captains Amit Bhagat and Joel Thom are convinced this new rigorous 8-week tryout structure has shown them which candidates are willing and able to commit to the team…. [Read More]