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Friday, October 30, 2015

St. Paul's alumnus to represent Cambridge in Parliament

Liberal Party candidate Bryan May (BA '00) is a former St. Paul's student who is now MP-elect for the riding of Cambridge. He defeated Conservative cabinet minister Gary Goodyear in last week's federal election.

To read how Bryan became interested in politics while living at St. Paul's and how he wants to be known for helping people, please read the recent article in The Waterloo Region Record.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Canadian University Report highlights St. Paul's GreenHouse

This year's Canadian University Report, published by the Globe and Mail, delves into the trend in higher education toward social-purpose incubators and features a St. Paul's GreenHouse alumna prominently.

The special feature leads with Rachel Thompson's journey from graduating student to budding social entrepreneur, and profiles the key role that GreenHouse played in getting her there.

Monday, October 19, 2015

New International Development scholarships and Community Champion prize awarded

St. Paul’s introduced four International Development Continuing Scholarships this year, each valued at $10,000 over four years, and a Community Champion Award for a student who exemplifies the spirit and community of the College.

The incoming International Development students who won the four scholarships are Elisabeth Bruins, Cherie Wai, Calyssa Burke, and Valeria Cabrera Ortiz. The recipients were chosen based on their academic performance and demonstrated contributions to society.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Two GreenHouse alumnae win big bootcamp prizes for their startups

St. Paul’s GreenHouse alumna Renishaki Kamal (BA ‘14) won $25,000 for her venture, Fidget, winning second prize at the Communitech Women Entrepreneurs Bootcamp pitch competition this month, while alumna Rachel Thompson (BSc  ’15) received $2,500 for her venture, Marlena Books, from SoJo’s recent #SOCENT Idea Bootcamp.