A team of Laurier students made it a remarkable six championships in a row this past winter, winning the "School of the Year" title to remain undefeated in the JDC – Jeux de Commerce – Central competition’s six-year history. Laurier also took home the competition’s "Academic Cup" for a fourth consecutive year.
"We couldn't be prouder of the effort and dedication our team has put in over the past four months," said Michelle Morin, student co-captain of Laurier’s JDC Central team. "To see it pay off with our sixth win is indescribable."
A total of 700 undergraduate business students from 14 universities competed at the JDC Central competition this year, taking part in sports activities, a parliamentary-style debate, social activities, academic cases in eight subject areas, and charity.
Laurier’s 43-member student team was led by co-captains Morin and Nick Barbour, both fourth-year BBA students. Associate Professor Sofy Carayannopoulos served as faculty advisor. A group of about 20 alumni coaches, along with Carayannopoulos and assistant professors Karin Schnarr and Hae Joo Kim helped to prepare the students. Last year’s captain David Iudiciani and alumnus Srinidhi Srinharan returned to help coach the team as well.