The Enactus (Entrepreneurial Action Us) UPEI team travelled to Halifax earlier this month to compete in the 2014 Enactus Canada Regional Exposition. The team received second place in the Scotiabank EcoLiving Challenge for its ‘Treeternity’ project, which focuses on education and the development of tree planting. UPEI students Brandon Higginbotham and Josh Mohan presented the team’s project.
Enactus UPEI members also competed in the Student Entrepreneur Regional Competition, Capital One Financial Education, and TD Entrepreneurship Challenges where they represented the University well. This year’s team consists of twelve members who have worked tirelessly on seven projects including ‘An Entrepreneurial Evening with the ‘Wealthy Barber;’’ ‘Economics for Success’ high school budgeting seminars; ‘Financially Fit’ University budgeting seminar; ‘Above the Influence’ bracelet campaign; and its winning project ‘Treeternity.’
“I take a lot of pride in leading a group of dedicated full-time students, many of whom also balance part-time jobs, in addition to volunteering a substantial amount of time to work on these important projects that we hope will make PEI a better place,” said Enactus UPEI President Connor MacPhee. “I’m proud of our results at the regional exposition and we will continue to work hard and represent UPEI and our province as best we can.”
“The results showcase the important and meaningful work that our Enactus leadership and representatives are engaging in,” said Interim Dean of the UPEI School of Business Juergen Krause. “Enactus enables the students to apply the education and knowledge acquired to real challenges to create positive change in our community aiming to empower individuals and improve lives. I congratulate our Enactus members at UPEI for the well-deserved successes they achieved. The accomplishments of our young entrepreneurs are a testimony of their competence and hard work and make our institution very proud.”
The second place finish awards the team a trip to Calgary to compete in the Enactus Canada National Exposition, April 28–30. UPEI wishes the team the best of luck as they represent the University and Prince Edward Island at the national competition.
More about Enactus UPEI
Enactus (Entrepreneurial Action Us) is the largest global business network in the world with over 48,000 students at 1500 universities in 39 countries. Enactus UPEI is one of 57 University teams across Canada that implements social entrepreneurial projects that help make your community a better place socially, economically, and environmentally.
For more information, contact Enactus UPEI at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the team in UPEI’s Don and Marion McDougall Hall, Room 317.