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MRU Enactus students find success at the Enactus Canada Regional Exposition

The Bissett School of Business is pleased to share the success of the MRU Enactus team at the Enactus Canada Regional Exposition – Western Canada which brings together student, academic and industry leaders to celebrate the achievements of Canada’s future leaders and entrepreneurs. This is the 16th year our interdisciplinary Enactus Mount Royal team has participated!

Enactus Canada teams from 17 universities across western Canada shared their stories of community outreach on Friday, March 3 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Calgary at this Western Regional Exposition

Enactus Mount Royal participated in three (3) Challenges and earned three (3) awards:

First Place: Scotiabank EcoLiving Green Challenge -Enactus Mount Royal Project Unravelled.

Runner Up: TD Entrepreneurship Challenge – Enactus Mount Royal Project Green Cup. The idea of Emily Bartlett and Austin (Ozzy) Lang, Green Cup is a social-minded enterprise that provides compostable coffee cups to businesses and events, funded by advertising for local businesses printed on the cups. Recent partners include MacEwan University and Absolute Dental Care, along with Waste Management with which Green Cup has collaborated to create designated waste containers for coffee cup disposal and recycling

Second Runner Up: Capital One Financial Education Challenge – Enactus Mount Royal Project EmpowerU. EmpowerU assists women in leaving the sex trade and achieving independence.  EmpowerU helps educate these women with financial literacy, life skills, returning to school, and obtaining employment.

In addition, Emily Bartlett, President of Enactus Mount Royal and Co-Founder of Green Cup was awarded the western Canada HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow Award. 

Our MRU students will be continuing to work on their projects over the next two months and sharing additional successes at the Enactus Canada National Exposition to be held May 9, 10 and 11, 2017 in Vancouver.Bissett Associate Professor and Enactus Mentor, Wendelin Fraser describes the exposition as an opportunity for students to  showcase how their community outreach projects, social innovation projects  and business ventures are making a real impact in Canada and beyond. 

“The competitive process, along with additional programming, provides an opportunity for collaboration and best-practice sharing, fosters innovation, encourages results and rewards excellence in entrepreneurial, community leadership.”


Bissett School of Business thanks Wendelin for her continued dedication in mentoring our MRU Enactus team. In turn Wendelin would like to thank Ray DePaul and Jennifer Richardson who were able to come out and support the Enactus Mount Royal students as they presented their initiatives at the Exposition.

Congratulations to all o f the winners and participants. Good Luck in Vancouver!