Posts for Current graduate students

Blast off for BeBlended

Aileen with BeBlended banner

For many black women, simply walking into a hair salon to get their hair done is not an option. This was the experience that Aileen Agada had in Ottawa while away on a co-op term. It turned out, she had to ask community members where they got their hair done and the same response always happened, “a friend of a friend, of a sister in their basement.” 

You don’t need a 'Big Idea' yet – just build off your interests

Alex Wong

At our Social Impact Showcase, St. Paul’s GreenHouse purposefully focused on showing that GreenHouse really can be for anyone, no matter what part of your journey you’re at – from nothing but ambitions, to seeded ideas, to ventures running at full speed. 

We all entered at different stages and many are now leaving (cue tears) at different stages.

Alex's Blog: The Fear and Power of DO

Alex Wong
I entered GreenHouse with the intention of doing something - anything. I read and I think and I talk a lot - but never before have I taken real action.

Amy's Blog: The power of networks

Amy Liou

As hinted, I have been asked before how I, as a student, can have so much energy to work on multiple tasks without burning out. Truth is, I do burn out. A lot. And I have experienced more stress than I should have in the past few months.

"I’ve learned, however, the importance of teamwork, and having a team working with and supporting me to achieve goals."

Amy's Blog: Diving into the startup world

Amy

I describe this week as my dive into the startup world. Not only was I working on my own startup, I was also training as a social entrepreneur to work for other local enterprises through the GreenHouse co-op program.

Amy's Blog: Settled in at GreenHouse

Picture of Amy Liou

Welcome to Week 2 of my GreenHouse experience! Finally settled in, Week 2 gave me the first thrills of building a startup.It also gave me the due date of our first assignment! I remember staring blankly at the instructions, contemplating whether I really understood where I was going with my social venture.

Want to innovate? Here's why we need young people now

Ilona Dougherty with the Social Impact Fund recipients

Young people are key to the health of both our economy and society, said Ilona Dougherty, a social entrepreneur who was recently named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network.

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