United College is affiliated with Waterloo University and focuses on supporting students to pursue and launch new ideas for social or environmental change. Specifically, GreenHouse and Trading Post are social impact incubators that aim to address the needs of Indigenous entrepreneurship and sustainable impact around social or environmental change.
Through a renewed partnership with BHER, United College is creating entrepreneurial and event-based Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities focused on addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development goals, including Canada’s transition to net zero by 2050. The project will target equity-deserving students and aims to support local industry partners and host organizations through resources, training, and support.
Students can participate in a variety of WIL models that target the sustainability-focused innovation challenges of partner host organizations. Entrepreneurship WILs will support students launching their own ideas, or working in teams to build an idea for a host organization, while event-based WILs will allow students to work in teams on social impact projects, applying design thinking, ideation and applied problem-solving skills to test solutions in a real-world setting.
For more information about United College, visit their website: https://uwaterloo.ca/stpauls/.