Matthew Lee Headshot - Nova ScotiaHALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA (March 2, 2015) – Matthew Lee, owner of H2Oasis and student at Dalhousie University, has been named Atlantic Canada’s 2015 Student Entrepreneur Regional Champion. Regional Champions in Atlantic Canada were named by this country’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and proud program supporter, the John Dobson Foundation as part of the Student Entrepreneur National Competition.

Lee was crowned Student Entrepreneur Regional Champion because of his commitment to the environment and his ability to run a successful business based in British Columbia while studying full time in Nova Scotia.

In rural BC, heavy water is a pervasive problem and many households rely on well-water, which is sometimes unsafe and unpalatable. Through the process of reverse osmosis, in conjunction with a number of other water purification techniques, H2Oasis manufactures and distributes purified water and ice to consumers Fort St. John, British Columbia. In addition, they bottle their water in BPA-free plastic jugs and use environmental friendly cleaning processes throughout their operations.

This title allows Lee to showcase his business and personal accomplishments on the national stage at the Enactus Canada National Exposition in Toronto on May 12, 2015, where he will compete for the title of Student Entrepreneur National Champion.

“Matthew truly believes a business should embody the values, principles and lifestyles of its owners,” explains Enactus Canada president Nicole Almond. “We hope his combination of socially-conscious and entrepreneurial business sense inspires generations of leaders across Canada.”

Lee will now compete against five other Student Entrepreneur Regional Champions from across Canada for the national title, a $10,000 cash prize and the John Dobson Cup.


ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada, this country’s largest student leadership development organization, is shaping generations of entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 2,400 entrepreneurial post-secondary students led 250 community empowerment projects and business ventures this past year in communities coast to coast. As a global network of 36 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit

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