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Honing skills: Work placements help PhD student gain diverse business, research capabilities

Part-time job opportunities can be a rewarding experience for students, one that opens many doors for opportunity and growth.

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Platform to shine: students investigate the flooding crisis in Canada through Map the System

A catastrophic cyclone inspired two Memorial students to dig deeper into a climate issue that affects many countries around the world.

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Supporting seniors during the challenges of 2020

In Newfoundland, 2020 has been quite the year. From “snowmageddon” to the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses and individuals had to face new challenges, especially seniors.

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Preserving structures and memories in rural N.L. with student support

“How many communities can lay claim to having its own island — especially an island that has spawned stories of tragedy, love, disasters and mysteries?”

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Multi-disciplinary placements in action: Memorial students blend skillsets for SmartICE

Two Memorial students say the chance to work with someone from a different program has enhanced their experiences working for a social enterprise in Labrador.

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Opening doors to social enterprise: Memorial student discovers passion for social justice

A chance encounter during a part-time placement led MUN student Alyssa King from a Bachelor of Social work (BSW) to the new Masters of Business Administration in Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (MBA-SEE).

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Read Our Lips: Memorial alumna launches social enterprise to help hard of hearing

Memorial alumna leads the launch of a social enterprise to help hard of hearing

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Creating a Connection to the Present

Colin Corcoran is the founder of SMB Connect...The idea behind SMB Connect is to build infrastructure for connectivity in the St. Mary’s Bay area.

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From Across the Ocean to Across the Yard: Memorial Engineering Student Makes Big Change with Small Green Houses

Greenspace Urban Farms aims to solve food insecurity in Newfoundland and Labrador by creating sustainable, custom, green houses.

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Enpak Adventure: Pursuing Passions Can Lead To Success

Megan is a social entrepreneur and founder of Enpak, a tourism company that creates valuable and purposeful work for at-risk youth.

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From Fast Fashion to Sustainable Consumption: MUN Business student Trevor Bessette starts circular economy venture

Fighting against plastic pollution and overconsumption: Seaside Apparel and Seaside Reclaimed. 

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Providing opportunities for social entrepreneurship

Bernadette Coady builds valuable connections with non-profit organizations in the province, as she steers MBO’s new social enterprise development program. This program provides opportunities for individuals interested in social entrepreneurship to start or grow their business.

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Learning about Social Enterprise: Experience with Choices for Youth

Killol Chokshi is an international graduate student from India who is currently working on his MSc in Pharmacy at Memorial University. Chokshi has worked with Choices for Youth through CSE's work placements. 

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Fishing for Success: Connecting young people to place and community

Fishing for Success is a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to living, sharing, and celebrating the traditional fishing knowledge and culture that sustained generations of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

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Student Experience in Social Enterprise

Work-term student, Justin Lopinski, completed all three work placements with social enterprise-related organizations.

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Learning about Social Enterprise: Experience with the Mummers Festival

Kaitlyn Warren completed a part-time work placement with the Mummers Festival 

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Take-Two Gently-used Clothing and More

In May of 2017, Empower launched a new social enterprise called Take Two Gently-used Clothing and More.

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Social Enterprise Educator

An associate professor with the Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial University, Dr. Tom Cooper, has many ties to social enterprise.

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230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

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