UPEI team runner-up in 2014 Enactus Canada Regional Exposition

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Enactus UPEI team members, from left to right, Josh Mohan, Anastasia McCarvill, Scott Landry, Brandon Higginbotham and Connor MacPhee pose for a photo with the team's EcoLiving Challenge trophy.

The Enactus (Entrepreneurial Action Us) UPEI team has been active this winter.

The team recently travelled to Halifax 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.

This year’s team consists of 12 members who have worked 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.”

Juergen Krause, the interim dean of the UPEI School of Business, says the results showcase the important and meaningful work that Enactus leadership and representatives are engaging in.

“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,” said Krause.

“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 2830.

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 communities a better place socially, economically, and environmentally.

For more information, contact Enactus UPEI at enactusupei@gmail.com or visit the team in UPEI’s Don and Marion McDougall Hall, Room 317.

Organizations: Capital One Financial, UPEI School of Business

Geographic location: Halifax, Calgary, Canada

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