The race is one of the competitions in the Enactus Cup and the MUN team is in the semi final. The winners of the cup will be announced later today (Thursday).
It was one of two teams from Atlantic Canada in the final, the other being including St. Mary’s University in Halifax, N.S. The other three finalists were Brigham Young University, the University of Hawaii and the University of Ottawa.
The Enactus World Cup is being held at the London ExCel Convention Centre. Held annually, the event is the world’s largest entrepreneurial competition for social impact.
University and college students from 36 countries compete for the Enactus World Cup in the 1 Race 2 End Waste and the World Water Race by presenting their community empowerment initiatives onstage in front of an executive panel of judges and audience of 3,500 students and academic and business leaders.
“Every year around the world, we waste one-third of the food we produce, yet nearly 800 million people do not have enough food. When it comes to our precious world water supply, over 40 per cent of the global population is affected by water scarcity,” says Terry Torok, chief onnovation officer of Enactus.
“Brilliant young minds are a beacon of hope in transforming our world into opportunities of abundance, not only impacting world communities, but also their own lives and generations to follow,” he added.
The final day Thursday will provide the Top 16 national teams 17 minutes to showcase the impact of their outreach projects that are empowering lives around the world.
Learn more about the teams at enactus.org/worldcup/meet-the-teams. The final round of competition will also be streamed live Thursday from 3:30-6 p.m. (GMT+1) at enactus.org/worldcup.
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