Enactus Durham College Celebrates Success in National Competition

Enactus Durham College (DC) placed second in Canada for the Youth Empowerment Challenge at the Enactus National Exposition for its groundbreaking Founders Drive podcast project. This win comes after their first-place finish at the Central Regional Exposition in March.

Through Enactus, students use their entrepreneurial skills to lead projects that positively impact society. This year’s ‘Founders Drive’ season focused on telling the stories of Indigenous entrepreneurs.

“This year, our team was comprised of a most beautiful and diverse group of young people from a range of cultures, backgrounds and communities who came together to create change in the world,” said Danielle Harder, EnactusDC faculty advisor for Founders Drive. “Enactus DC represents the very best of Durham College’s values.”

In addition to the students’ success, the dedication and mentorship provided by Enactus DC faculty advisors were also acknowledged at the competition.

K. Jennifer Bedford, Faculty of Media, Art and Design; Sara Mercier-Priebe, Faculty of Business; and Sundar Manku, Manager, Entrepreneurship Services received the prestigious John Dobson Fellowship which recognizes the important role faculty play in mentoring, coaching and teaching students on the Enactus team.

“To be recognized and inducted into the Fellowship was an honour for all of us,” said Bedford. “We have passion, and we love what we do.”

For further details about Enactus Durham College, visit www.enactusdc.com.

Photo provided by Ayomide Kuye.