The following article was published by Enactus Canada on May 6.
Simon Fraser University recognized nationally for advancing the lives of new Canadians.
Student team earns 2013 national title for efforts to empower newcomers in Burnaby.
Simon Fraser University has been awarded the 2013 RBC Newcomer Advancement Project Fund Best Project by national charitable organization Enactus Canada and proud supporter RBC Foundation. The awards presentation took place at the 2013 Enactus Canada National Exposition on Monday, May 6th in Toronto.
The RBC Newcomer Advancement Project Fund was designed to accelerate the advancement of newcomers to Canada, creating social and economic opportunities that will strengthen the well-being of communities. The Enactus team from Simon Fraser University was awarded Best Project because they were able to impact the lives of 23 new Canadians through their project, Media Minds.
Media Minds is a digital literacy program which aims to gear ESL students with video editing skills to create a mini self-documentary of their life. The goals of this program are to enhance students’ storytelling abilities and increase their employability through teaching video skills. Keep reading…
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