Enactus Lakehead wins opening round runner-up at national exposition

Many students remember Enactus’s largest event, Pie a Prof, where students were given the opportunity to put a pie into the face of some professors and Lakehead University staff, giving students the opportunity to take their minds off their studies for a short period before exams and providing an outlet for mental health.

From their project, the team impacted 753 youth since May 2023, helping improve the social, environmental, and economic health of Canada. Along with the mental health of Lakehead students.

Last week, at the national exposition, 49 teams from all over Canada came together to pitch their projects to a panel of industry professionals. From the competition, Enactus Lakehead was honoured as the runner-up in the opening round of competition but was unfortunately not chosen to move on to the semi-finals.

Although the competition was the main purpose of the trip, participants also got the opportunity to network with student teams from all across Canada as well as sharing best practices from their experiences in their teams.

Nick Bruni, president of the Faculty of Business Student Association and presenter for Enactus Lakehead explained that “this opportunity is one that will not be forgotten, and one I hope to take advantage of in the future”.

The team would like to thank LUSU and the Faculty of Business Administration for their support of the trip, as well as their numerous sponsors which were recognized at the Enactus Lakehead Annual General Meeting.

Lastly, the team would not be where they are today without the help and support of their faculty advisor, Alyson MacKay, manager of Ingenuity, Lakehead’s business incubator, as well as project advisor and Enactus alum, Silas Young.