(MONTREAL, QC) May 3, 2023 – Alexander Smith, from Wilfrid Laurier Unviersity was named the 2023 Student Leader of the Year by Canada’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and program partner, The John Dobson Foundation.  

Alexander Smith is a person who leads by example, always putting Enactus’s success before his own, motivating and inspiring his team to strive for excellence, and juggling several priorities with ease. His ability to build solid processes and encourage others to do their best has led to the team’s unparalleled success, winning six regional competitions, back-to-back national titles, and representing Canada on the global stage twice, all of which would not have been possible without his unwavering commitment to the team’s success. To his team, he is Enactus. 

The Student Leader of the Year award is designed to recognize the leader or president who has made the most outstanding contribution to their Enactus team, supporting and advancing the team’s success. The award announcement took place today at the 2023 Enactus Canada National Exposition.  

“Congratulations to Alexander and thank you for all the time and hard work you put into your Enactus team, this year,” said Enactus Canada President & CEO, Allyson Hewitt. “Great leaders inspire their teams to deliver great results – both through their projects and on their fellow teammates!”  

The Enactus Canada National Exposition is an annual three-day event that 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 more information about the event, 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 188 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, directly impacting over 30,000 lives.  

As a global network of 33 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca.

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Tyler Maddigan
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Enactus Canada
tyler@enactus.ca | 709.725.8931