Memorial University of Newfoundland team to represent Canada as Toronto hosts Enactus World Cup 2016
TORONTO, ONTARIO (May 4, 2016) – Memorial University of Newfoundland has been named the 2016 Enactus National Champion by this country’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and a 65 person judging panel comprised of top Canadian CEOs, for their ability to enable social, environmental and economic progress through entrepreneurial action.
The team from Memorial University of Newfoundland took home the Tim Hortons Cup in recognition of the impact made by using a hydroponic technology to grow affordable produce year round, address food security in isolated regions of Labrador and provide employment to at-risk youth.
“Tim Hortons is proud to support Enactus and the entrepreneurial spirit of the young Canadians participating in this competition,” said David Clanachan, President and COO, Tim Hortons Canada. “We wish them continued success as they make a true difference in their own lives and in that of their communities.”
“The Memorial University of Newfoundland team greatly improved the quality of life for individuals by creating and implementing innovative and forward-thinking community projects,” said Nicole Almond, Enactus Canada president. “We are eager to see Memorial University of Newfoundland compete and represent Canada at the Enactus World Cup.”
The National Champion team will take home the Tim Hortons Cup and advance to represent Canada at the Enactus World Cup taking place in Toronto in the fall of this year.
More than 1,200 delegates including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top business leaders witnessed the crowning of the National Champion at the 2016 Enactus Canada National Exposition held in Toronto.
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 2,650 entrepreneurial postsecondary students led 288 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 enactus.ca.
North Strategic (for Enactus Canada)