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Major New Grant to Fuel Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UBC

Published on Thursday, November 06, 2014

Social entrepreneurs at work in the Sauder School of Business’s Coast Capital Saving Innovation Hub. Photo: Brian Howell

Social entrepreneurs at work in the Sauder School of Business’s Coast Capital Saving Innovation Hub. Photo: Brian Howell

The University of British Columbia is set to become a leading hub for social entrepreneurship and innovation focused on solving the world’s toughest challenges.

With a $500,000 grant from J. W. McConnell Family Foundation’s RECODE Program, the university will empower its community to explore new ways of using business tools and strategies to make positive change.

“Our students know they face unprecedented societal and environmental challenges, but I also know they possess the will, ideas and potential to meet them head on,” says UBC President Arvind Gupta. “With this funding from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, UBC will equip students with the support they need to embolden their ideas and make them a reality.”

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