CALGARY, ALBERTA (March 7, 2016) – Student teams and entrepreneurs, who are transforming lives through entrepreneurial action, were named 2016 Enactus Canada Regional Champions on March 4 in Calgary.

At the Enactus Canada Regional Exposition – Western Canada, two champions were named for the Capital One Financial Education Challenge, Scotiabank EcoLiving Green Challenge, Scotiabank Youth Empowerment Challenge and the TD Entrepreneurship Challenge.

2016 Capital One Financial Education Challenge

  • Simon Fraser University
  • Okanagan College

2016 Scotiabank EcoLiving Green Challenge

  • Mount Royal University
  • University of British Columbia

2016 Scotiabank Youth Empowerment Challenge

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Okanagan College

2016 TD Entrepreneurship Challenge

  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Mount Royal University

Post-secondary students who balance a full-time course load and a full-time business competed in the Student Entrepreneur National Competition, and two were named regional champions:

Two outstanding female students were also presented with the HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow awards for Western Canada:

“Every year, our socially-conscious, entrepreneurial students amaze us by demonstrating their drive to succeed and their desire to give something back,” said Nicole Almond, President of Enactus Canada. “Seeing our community of business, academic and student leaders in action is inspirational and gives you hope for the future.”

Regional champions will move on to the national level of competition taking place May 2-4 at the 2016 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Toronto, Ontario.


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

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