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RDC’s Donald School Of Business Building Awareness Around Entreprenuership

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By Sheldon Spackman

RDC’s Donald School of Business has announced a new partnership with Junior Achievement Southern Alberta that aims to raise awareness around entreprenuership for both students and youth.

This fall, students in the Business Administration diploma program who are taking a marketing communications course, will be putting their theoretical knowledge to work for JA Southern Alberta.

Officials say the RDC business students will develop a marketing communications plan for JA, allowing the students to apply what they have learned and creating recommendations for a real organization.

For JA Southern Alberta, this sharing of expertise and resources is a positive opportunity that will help to instill the entrepreneurial spirit in young people across central Alberta. Currently, JA offers seven different programs for roughly 2,00 students in grades five through 12 each school year.

The curriculum-aligned programs are offered free of charge and they are delivered by business volunteers who are trained for their roles working with students. In addition to the project that the Business Administration diploma students are currently undertaking, future possibilities for students may include volunteerism and other opportunities for practical experience.

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Canada's Jessica Klimkait wins bronze in under-57 kg judo event

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TOKYO — Canada’s Jessica Klimkait has won bronze in the women’s under-57 kilogram category at the Tokyo Olympics.

The reigning world champion from Whitby, Ont., defeated Kaja Kajzer of Slovenia by waza-ari in a bronze-medal match.

Klimkait missed a chance to add a gold medal to her world championship title when she lost to Sarah Leonie Cysique of France in the semifinals.

Klimkait was defeated by ippon when she was assessed a shido in the golden score period for a false attack. It was Klimkait’s third penalty of the bout, giving Cysique a berth on the gold-medal match.

Klimkait was in fine form before her semifinal loss. She defeated Poland’s Julia Kowalczyk in their quarterfinal bout at the Nippon Budokan.

The victory, her second straight via ippon, came after she beat Bulgaria’s Ivelina Ilieva in the round of 16 earlier in the day

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 26, 2021.

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NewsAlert: Canada's Jessica Klimkait wins judo bronze

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TOKYO — Canada’s Jessica Klimkait has won bronze in the women’s under-57 kilogram category at the Tokyo Olympics.

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