GreenHouse celebrates their 27th Social Impact Showcase
Each term, GreenHouse hosts the Social Impact Showcase to celebrate the amazing work on students in our community. This term, 13 student-led ventures pitched their ideas of social and environmental change and 8 teams were awarded funding from the Social Impact Fund. Congratulations to all of our participants on the impressive progress that you've made this term.
And the winners are...
MycoNutrients, awarded $2,500, is an Indigenous-led business that provides functional mushroom productions to support your wellbeing. MycoNutrients is led by Evan Vandermeer, Faculty of Science. MycoNutrients was also awarded an additional $1,000 through the People's Choice Award, receiving over 25% of the 1,200+ votes.
Sprout Map, awarded $2,500 is optimizing the locations of community garden networks to reduce food insecurity in the Waterloo Region. Sprout Map is led by Allie Landy, Phoebe Howard, Arden White, and Mary McPhee from the Faculty of Engineering.
Med Melanin, awarded $2,500, is providing a second opinion service so physicians can better meet the needs of women of colour and is led by Yvonne Osagie, Faculty of Engineering.
foodage, awarded $2,500, helps restaurants to reduce waste by predicting future demand using artificial intelligence and machine learning and is led by Osose Itua, Faculty of Engineering.
NoSUP Canada, awarded $2,500, is developing an app to drive the Canadian food industry to introduce more plastic-free food in grocery stores and is led by Karen Farley, Faculty of Environment.
HUBour, awarded $1,500, connects newcomers to the supports that they need to thrive in Canada. Members of the HUBour team are Kent Chin – Faculty of Arts; Miley Xu – Faculty of Environment; Leo Liu – Faculty of Science and Geoffrey Qin – Faculty of Engineering.
hope2love, awarded $1,500, is transforming food systems by connecting local farmers to consumers in Bangalore and is led by Sneha Rajeevan, Faculty of Arts.
The Chess Club, awarded $1,000, is building a more inclusive and diverse chess community and is led by Yi Lin Li, Faculty of Mathematics.
Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Fall 2022 Social Impact Showcase and thank you to over 1200 community members who took the time to vote for their favourite venture. Cheers to our students and their continued success! If you enjoyed the Social Impact Showcase and want start your own venture with social or environmental impact, apply to our programs today!