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So many great students are enrolled in the GreenHouse program that we just had to showcase some of their stories. 

Check them out by Faculty:

Arts

Liz Pfisterer - Meet Me Where I’m At
Fall 2018

Meet Me Where I’m At has shifted to an education-based online platform that will offer a variety of module-based courses for frontline professionals working with youth in at-risk situations

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#8: Decent Work and Economic Growth,

Sustainability Goal #8

Robert Aranha - WATonomous
Fall 2018

Excited about the technical and creative thinking involved in autonomous vehicles, but also, thanks to mentoring at GreenHouse, he began to see a role for himself in changing the future of transportation.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Sustainability Goal #12

Sara Velasquez: Chasah - Walk For Freedom
Fall 2018

Engaged in work focusing on advocacy and prevention of human trafficking.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#5: Gender Equality,

#8: Decent Work and Economic Growth,

#16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Sustainability Goal #5

Sustainability Goal #8

Sustainability Goal #16

Rachel Thorburn: Entrepreneurship within an Organization
Fall 2018

Address “suicide postvention”—caring for the community after someone has died by suicide, to provide the support that is critical in preventing and reducing longterm trauma and contagion.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#3: Good Health and Well-Being

Sustainability #3: Good Health and Well-Being

Cassie Myers: Measuring Impact
Fall 2018

Cassie and her team at SheLeads pivoted to develop a game-based platform that effectively assesses the impact of girl-focused programs.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#5: Gender Equality

Sustainability Goal #5

Chelsea Campbell: Take Care
Fall 2018

Chelsea Campbell heard a talk at UWaterloo about how technology can be used for the good in society, she had what she calls a ‘light bulb moment.’ The next day, an ad for GreenHouse popped up on her computer, and she knew that this was where she would go.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#3: Good Health and Well-Being

#10: Reduced Inequalities

Sustainability #3: Good Health and Well-Being

Sustainability Goal #10

Dinojah Patkunarajah and Sybill Jules: MadeIn: Canada

Fall 2015, Fall 2017 

Dinojah and Sybill are developing an online platform geared toward helping refugees and newcomers develop language and life skills that allow them be functioning members of Canadian society.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#4: Quality Education

Sustainability Goal #4

Rachel Thorburn: The missing piece in mental health
Fall 2017 

Rachel is developing a school-based mental health literacy program for local high school students, helping them understand signs, symptoms, coping skills, and support structures.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#3: Good Health and Well-Being

#4: Quality Education

Sustainability #3: Good Health and Well-Being

Sustainability Goal #4

Cassie Myers: SheLeads
Spring 2017 

Cassie is building a video game for girls to encourage core leadership skills.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#4: Quality Education

#5: Gender Equality

Sustainability Goal #4
Sustainability Goal #5

Elizabeth Stankiewicz: Finer Minds
Spring 2017

Elizabeth is developing a skill-building program for homeless youth with a mental health focus.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#1: No Poverty

#4: Quality Education

#8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Sustainability Goal #1
Sustainability Goal #4
Sustainability Goal #8

Julia Hiscock: MapleKey Pods
Spring 2017

Julia is finding ways to make sleeping more secure by introducing individual sleeping pods to Canada.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#1: No Poverty

Sustainability Goal #1

Anna Chang: Midori Co
Winter 2017

Anna has long-term plans to get her eco-fashion company, Midori, off the ground, exploring how textiles can be repurposed to alleviate landfill waste.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Sustainability Goal #12

Konica Kochar
Winter 2016 

Konica helped put a a face on homelessness during her stay at St. Paul's GreenHouse.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#1: No Poverty

Sustainability Goal #1

Dinojah Patkunarajah and Sybill Jules
Fall 2015 & Fall 2017 

Dinojah and Sybill are breaking employment barriers for immigrants.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Sustainability Goal #8

Trishala Pillai: The Dialogue Xchange
Fall 2015 & Winter 2016

Trishala is harnessing passion to make a difference.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#5: Gender Equality

#10: Reduced Inequalities

#17: Partnerships for the Goals

Sustainability Goal #5
Sustainability Goal #10
Sustainability Goal #17

Kwame Ansong: Civil News
Fall 2014 & Winter 2015

Kwame investigates the way news is disseminated. In a world of thousands of news sources, how do you ever know whom to listen to?

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#16: Peace, Justive and Strong Institutions

Sustainability Goal #16

Patrick Quan
Spring 2015

Patrick is using his business know-how to achieve social change.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Sustainability Goal #12

Elle Crevits: Food Not Waste
Winter 2015

Elle wants to develop a way to get food that’s still edible to people who need food.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#1: No Poverty

#2: Zero Hunger

#12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Sustainability Goal #1
Sustainability Goal #2
Sustainability Goal #12

Alisha Karmali
Fall 2014 & Winter 2015 

Alisha and her team want to enhance early childhood education in urban slums.

UN Sustainable Development goals targeted:  

#4: Quality Education

Sustainability Goal #4

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