Members of the University of Windsor Enactus team, along with teams from across Central Canada, visited Mississauga to present their community outreach projects and business ventures to a judging panel of business leaders.
Enactus is a student leadership organization with a focus on using business to address social issues.
A Windsor team won a second-place spot as regional runner-up in the Scotiabank Climate Change Challenge for its Mycolite Project, which uses a product named mycelium to replace plastic packaging.
“The product can be moulded for several uses including to package produce,” says faculty adviser Kent Walker, an Odette School of Business professor. “The experience itself was incredible and one that all participating students will remember for the rest of their lives.”
Participating students included Ian Trepanier, Nathaniel Pozzuoli, Elizabeth Spiridon, Erley Lafleur, Deema Boji, Brigitte Kok, Hemakshi Jani, Hansika Khokhar, and Rania Bal.
This is a stepping stone for many more wins to come says Khokhar, executive assistant and VP events and logistics for the Enactus Windsor team: “It was an amazing learning experience for the entire Enactus Windsor team and myself. We are working on the feedback received from this competition and implementing those ideas in Enactus nationals.”
The team will travel to Montreal in May for the Enactus Canada National Exposition, with the aim of winning and advancing to the Enactus World Cup in Utrecht, Netherlands.