Grand Falls-Wind­sor col­lege stu­dents com­pete at na­tional com­pe­ti­tion

CNA cam­pus di­rec­tor calls stu­dents “fab­u­lous am­bas­sadors”

Advertiser (Grand Falls) - - News - BY JOR­DAN MALONEY Jor­dan.maloney@ad­ver­tis­ernl.ca

Col­lege of the North Atlantic (CNA) stu­dents faced off against Canada’s best and bright­est at a re­cent na­tional event.

“It was re­ally in­spir­ing see­ing all the top uni­ver­si­ties and col­leges pre­sent­ing their projects from all across Canada,” said CNA Grand Falls-Wind­sor stu­dent Stephanie Janes. “It’s re­ally cool to see the scale and scope of what En­ac­tus Canada is do­ing.”

CNA Grand Falls-Wind­sor Cam­pus sent eight stu­dents as part of their En­ac­tus team to the 2018 En­ac­tus Canada Na­tional Ex­po­si­tion in Toronto, On­tario May 14-16.

The three-day event saw uni­ver­si­ties and col­leges from across Canada high­light their groups com­mu­nity projects and busi­ness ven­tures.

Grand Falls-Wind­sor stu­dents Kyle Roberts, Natasha Ser­vice, Car­rie-Lee West and Janes helped present the Hope Mat­ters project that earned them the Sco­tia­bank EcoLiv­ing

Green Chal­lenge at the re­gional ex­po­si­tion in Hal­i­fax back in March.

Also rep­re­sent­ing the Grand Falls-Wind­sor CNA cam­pus were Jade King, Crys­tal Ford, Sarah Bal­lard and Jeremy Keefe,

who won the En­ac­tus Spirit Award for their di­vi­sion at the na­tional event, made a pre­sen­ta­tion of com­bined projects.

The St. John’s Prince Phillip Drive Cam­pus also sent six stu­dents to the com­pe­ti­tion.

Janes, who served as project man­ager for Hope Mat­ters, the com­mu­nity-based project fo­cused on us­ing plas­tic bags to create mats for the home­less, said it was amaz­ing to see how many in­di­vid­ual projects are go­ing on across Canada.

“The dif­fer­ence in the scope of the projects and what peo­ple are do­ing is just kind of mind blow­ing re­ally,” she said.

Janes noted she and the rest of the team are go­ing to try and ex­pand and con­tinue to make an im­pact.

“It’s all about so­cial en­ter­prise and caus­ing a pos­i­tive im­pact in your com­mu­nity and be­yond,” she said.

Grand Falls-Wind­sor cam­pus di­rec­tor Joan Pynn, who along with CNA busi­ness man­age­ment in­struc­tor Su­sanne Ivey ac­com­pa­nied the stu­dents to Toronto, said the na­tional ex­po­si­tion of­fered stu­dents an in­cred­i­ble learn­ing op­por­tu­nity as they got to face off against the best com­pe­ti­tion Canada has to of­fer.

“It is ex­pe­ri­en­tial learn­ing at its finest,” Pynn said in a press re­lease. “What they take away from such com­pe­ti­tions can­not be learned in a class­room. I am in­cred­i­bly proud of our stu­dents, as they were fab­u­lous am­bas­sadors for both their cam­pus and their col­lege.”

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The Hope Mat­ters En­ac­tus team from Col­lege of the North Atlantic Grand Falls-Wind­sor Cam­pus at the 2018 En­ac­tus Canada Na­tional Ex­po­si­tion in Toronto, On­tario. Pic­tured are Stephanie Janes, Kyle Roberts, Natasha Ser­vice, and Car­rie-Lee West.

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