News archive - 2020

Friday, September 18, 2020

GreenHouse partner receives $5,000 to support youth mental health startup for students

Enactus Waterloo Team

A youth mental wellness project created by Enactus Waterloo, a partner of the GreenHouse social impact incubator at St. Paul’s University College, has been awarded a $5,000 grant from The Co-operators Youth Mental Wellness Grant Program.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

GreenHouse Alumni Spotlight: Trishala Pillai

Trishala Pillai

St. Paul's GreenHouse alumna Trishala Pillai (BA’16) is fuelled by work which enables her to create, promote and sustain prosperity for all. This is why she continues to serve on the social impact incubator’s advisory council, to provide incoming students with the same valuable experience she received during her time in the Innovators in Residence community. She also recently served as a judge for UWaterloo’s Pandemic Challenge.   

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Waterloo health tech startup receives Clinton Foundation grant

Danial Betres, Victoria Li and Jon Dhanapala

A health technology startup from the GreenHouse social impact incubator at St. Paul’s University College at the University of Waterloo has been awarded a grant from the Clinton Foundation’s COVID-19 Student Action Fund.

Their cloud-based medical-record system, Emre, seeks to support medical professionals in providing high-quality healthcare to displacement and refugee camps in developing nations. 

Friday, July 3, 2020

Fall at St. Paul's

Three students sitting outside beside a tree

The COVID-19 pandemic has made for many changes at St. Paul’s, none larger than those impacting our academic programming and residence life this fall.

“Our role has always been to provide a memorable, rewarding, safe and supportive student experience,” said Steve Prentice, Director of Student Life. “This year will be different, but students will still be welcomed and supported within our community, the same way they always have been.” 

Friday, June 19, 2020

Recognizing World Refugee Day

St. Paul's Student Refugee Program

June 20 is World Refugee Day, it celebrates the courage and strength of those who have been forced to flee their home country and escape conflict or persecution.

“St. Paul's is proud to play a lead role in the management of the Student Refugee Program (SRP),” said Richard Myers, Principal. “Support for refugees aligns closely with both our academic programming in International Development and our overall institutional mission.

“On top of that, we love having SRP students as part of our College community. They are talented and courageous young people and they add a great deal to the life of the College.”

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