“With a head for business and a heart for the world, we live our values of integrity, passion, innovation, and collaboration.”
Enactus (Entrepreneurial Action Us) is the largest global business network in the world with over 72,000 members from 1,730 universities in 36 countries. Enactus UPEI is one of 79 university teams across Canada that implements projects to improve the economic, social, and environmental health of the country.
Throughout the school year, Enactus UPEI implements entrepreneurial projects that all have the common goal of making the world a better place. The group develops projects to help people on our campus and in our community. Enactus is an incredible way to develop skills, meet new people, build your resume, and help out your community.
In the 2018-19 academic year Enactus UPEI developed a completely new project, Bury & Bloom. Bury & Bloom fosters sustainability by recycling unwanted paper waste to create plantable products. Our first line of plantable products includes greeting cards which contain seeds and are able to be planted. Our group also visited Prince Edward Island elementary schools to educate students about the environment. Enactus UPEI demonstrated that even a new project—on a small scale—can make a big difference.
At the end of each year, members travel to regional and national competitions to present what we have accomplished. In 2019, Enactus won first place in the Environmental challenge, second place in the Youth Empowerment challenge, and third place in the Entrepreneurship challenge at the regional competition in Halifax. In 2019, Enactus UPEI also received the Spirit of Enactus Award at the national competition in Vancouver.
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McDougall Hall, 226
Business Student Competitions
The Faculty of Business also participates in case and business plan competitions. These vary from year to year, and your instructors will keep you aware of any that are upcoming.