Starting next summer, residents of Repulse Bay, Nunavut, could have a lot more fresh produce and a little more cash in their pockets, thanks to a group of industrious business students from Toronto's Ryerson University.
The team was also the semi-finalist for the 17-minute National Competition, which involved a presentation to demonstrate the overall impact Enactus Ryerson had this year. As a chapter, the 116-member team dedicated 56,830 volunteer hours to create 423 new jobs, raise over $100,000 and directly impact 4,083 individuals, while addressing 11 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Church bells louder than a truck horn would strike every morning at 5 a.m. and continue every half hour until 7 a.m., making it impossible to stay asleep. The sun would shine through the small hostel room, filling it with light and heat.
Rei Watanabe When Ben Canning and Stefany Nieto first arrived in Naujaat, a small Arctic hamlet in Nunavut with a population of 1,080, they didn't feel like they were in Canada. When their plane landed, children ran up to them asking for snacks and candy.
While their classmates head home for the holidays, a handful of university students from Toronto will be spending much of their winter break in villages in India and Egypt, teaching locals how to build and sell affordable water filters.