(TORONTO) May 10, 2022: A group of students from the University of British Columbia – Vancouver created an interactive workshop comprised of team exercises and pitch competitions that provides students aged 13 to 18 the entrepreneurial and soft skills required to launch and operate a social enterprise.

Enactus UBC Vancouver was awarded the 2022 Shaw Youth Entrepreneurship Project Accelerator Best Project title at the 2022 Enactus Canada National Exposition Opening Ceremony today.

Through project Ennovate, Enactus UBC Vancouver empowered nearly 400 students across Vancouver to pursue business and entrepreneurship as a viable career path. Seventeen new business also launched thanks to their program.

“We are proud to support organizations like Enactus that are empowering brilliant young minds to develop the skills and knowledge they need to become Canada’s future leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators,” said Katherine Emberly, President, Business, Shaw Communications. “On behalf of Shaw, I would like to congratulate the students from the University of British Columbia – Vancouver for their success with Project Ennovate in Vancouver and being named Best Project of the Shaw Youth Entrepreneurship Project Accelerator. All the students who participated in this year’s event demonstrated passion, drive and talent in their projects, and we can all be confident that our country’s future is brighter with this next generation at the helm.”

Developed in partnership with Shaw Business, the Shaw Youth Entrepreneurship Project Accelerator is designed to empower Enactus teams in Western Canada with the resources needed to identify, create and deliver projects that empower entrepreneurs aged 25 and under.

The Enactus Canada National Exposition unites hundreds of delegates including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top Canadian CEOs to enable progress by supporting entrepreneurial action through competition, recognition and education.

For competition updates and results, visit nationals.enactus.ca.


ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada, a national charity and the country’s largest post-secondary experiential learning platform, is shaping entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 3,000 post-secondary students led 232 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, directly impacting over 21,000 lives.

As a global network of 35 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca.

About Shaw

Shaw is a leading Canadian connectivity company. The Wireline division consists of Consumer and Business services. Consumer serves residential customers with broadband Internet, Shaw Go WiFi, video and digital phone. Business provides business customers with Internet, data, WiFi, digital phone, and video services. The Wireless division provides wireless voice and LTE data services.

Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR, and TSXV – SJR.A). For more information, please visit www.shaw.ca

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Enactus Canada
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