Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Laurier’s Enactus team was named overall national champion at the Enactus Canada National Exposition on May 29 and will go on to represent Canada at the Enactus World Cup, planned to take place virtually from the Netherlands from Sept. 8 to 10.... Last week, Laurier Enactus’s Waterloo team presented two of their ventures, EarthSuds and Last20, in the Scotiabank Climate Change Challenge and was named the national champion. EarthSuds was also named the national champion in the TD Entrepreneurship Challenge. EarthSuds, co-founded by Laurier BBA co-op students Marissa Vettoretti and Daniel Moll, produces single-use shampoo, conditioner and body wash tablets to eliminate the need for plastic toiletry bottles. The venture just launched its e-commerce site this past fall and its plastic-free toiletry products are now carried in over 55 retail stores across North America. Read the full article here.
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Business Technology Management student Romane Ng Yung Kiat received a sweet surprise on her doorstep from her winter-term co-op employer, Blue Link Associates Limited (Blue Link), in recognition of her exceptional workplace accomplishments as a Business and Software Documentation Guru. The company has transitioned employees to work-from-home arrangements and couldn’t celebrate Ng Yung Kiat’s job well done in-person. “Romane’s attention to detail and self-driven motivation made her an outstanding co-op student,” says Darren Myher (BBA ’96), chief technology officer at Blue Link.
  • Kassandra Roul, a Health Sciences major at Laurier, has received a grant to produce masks and ear savers. She was inspired by requests for PPE from Hamilton Health Sciences and the Hamilton YMCA. Kassandra is overseeing a team of three volunteers who will sew 235 masks and crochet 235 ear savers for primary healthcare workers, vulnerable adults, and at-risk children and youth. A community service grant from the Canada Service Corps Initiative will allow her to run this project as her co-op job.