Emily Peat, owner of EcoPlace Organics, took top honours at the Nicol Entrepreneurial Awards competition held in Ottawa March 27. This is the first time in six years that the University of Waterloo has taken the top prize at the national competition.
Peat, a current civil engineering undergraduate student and former University of Waterloo BET300 and E Co-op program participant, captured the award after winning first place in a campus-wide competition held in February at the Conrad Centre.
Peat recently also won the Ontario Centres of Excellence Social Enterprise Student Competition for her local organic food delivery service. [Eng-e-News article]