Enactus Windsor swept the Enactus Canada regional exposition last week in Mississauga, Ont., placing first in every category and securing five awards totalling almost $10,000.
The annual exposition brings together student, academic, and industry leaders to celebrate the achievements of Canada’s future leaders and entrepreneurs across Ontario and Quebec.
Enactus Windsor — a student-run experiential learning opportunity funded and supported by the Odette School of Business — allows students to create community projects dedicated to improving quality of life in the Windsor-Essex region. During regional and national exhibitions, students showcase how their community outreach projects and business ventures are making an impact in their communities and beyond.
In Mississauga, teams from 38 universities and colleges competed in the categories of Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, Environmental Challenge, and Youth Empowerment. Presentations teams from Enactus Windsor took top honours to represent the region in every category at the national exposition, May 7 to 9 in Vancouver.
The sweep was the school’s third in the last four years. Windsor also won the RBC Future Launch Project Accelerator challenge.
More than 140 UWindsor students volunteered this year with Enactus Windsor, mentored by faculty advisor Trevor McFadyen from the Odette School of Business. The award-winning presentation teams were co-ordinated by School of Dramatic Art professor Meaghen Quinn.
Prof. McFadyen, who holds a John Dobson Enactus Fellowship with Enactus Canada, said the students’ success show they are not only the business and community leaders of tomorrow: “At the University of Windsor, our students are already civically-engaged and impactful community leaders of today.”