Edwards students from the Accounting team, from left: Aidan Penner, Kirsten Chickowski and Baxter Kawula. (Photo: Submitted)

USask Edwards students win coveted awards at JDC West 2019

Students from the Edwards School of Business took home five awards at the 2019 JDC West competition, Western Canada’s largest business competition, held this past weekend at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC.

Notably, long-time Edwards JDC West faculty advisor and Edwards School of Business accounting professor, Nathalie Johnstone, was awarded faculty advisor of the year. Edwards students in the Accounting and Entrepreneurship teams received first place in their categories.

JDC West is hosted over three days that showcases ten academic competitions, one athletic competition, one parliamentary style debate, and one social competition. Business schools across Western Canada send delegations of approximately 50 undergraduate students to compete for the coveted “School of the Year.”

The results for the 2019 Edwards School of Business teams were as follows:

Faculty Advisor of the Year: Nathalie Johnstone

Accounting - 1st Place
Team members: Aidan Penner, Baxter Kawula, Kirsten Chickowski
Coaches: Brandy Mackintosh, Suresh Kalagnanam, Taylor Reich

Edwards students from the Entrepreneurship team. (Photo: Submitted)

Entrepreneurship - 1st Place
Team members: Emily Sweeney, Ty McLean, Ty Gitzel
Coaches: Jon Davis, Jordana Knoblauch 

Human Resources - 2nd Place
Team members: Abbie Reich, Sofia Larmour, Tamara Brunwald
Coaches: Shelby McLeod, Bre Chaben, Trevor Maber, Riley Stefaniuk, Meghan Johnson

Operations Management - 3rd Place
Team members: Benjamin Petruk, Davis Fader, Kate Langhorne
Coaches: Nathalie Johnstone, Keith Willoughby, Andrea Lanstad

Originally published from Edwards School of Business.

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