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Three-day Boot Camp provides SLC students with hands-on experience exploring innovation

2017-02-15

St. Lawrence College students from all three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston will have a unique opportunity to take part in Cusp, a three-day pilot boot camp exploring innovation from February 24 – 26. Through a series of guest speakers, group activities, and discussions, participants will challenge the meaning of innovation and define its role in their own lives.

 “Cusp is designed to guide students through the various stages, or priming factors, of innovation by focusing on interpersonal skills, design mindset, adaptive thinking, and cross cultural collaboration,” said Dr. John Conrad, Associate Dean, School of Business. “The Campus Linked Accelerator grant supplied by the Ontario Centres of Excellence is enabling this amazing opportunity for our students.”

The boot camp will kick off with a Friday evening social, featuring a light yoga practice, students will share a meal and engage in reflection exercises designed to help break down internal and external barriers leading into the weekend. The weekend will also include a magician talking about perception, and students working through an escape room at Improbable Escapes in Kingston.

“This is an opportunity to break the stigma surrounding innovation,” said third-year Marketing Administration student and Cusp lead, Lorenzo Troiani. “We want to reposition innovation as something achievable on a small scale, inspiring students to utilize the skills emphasized by Cusp in the classroom and workplace.”

The boot camp is supported by Enactus St. Lawrence College (SLC) students, the SLC School of Business, and a Campus Linked Accelerator grant from the Ontario Centres of Excellence.

The boot camp is open to any full-time SLC student. For more information and to sign up for Cusp, please visit: cusp.enactusslc.ca 

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About Enactus SLC: We are a community of student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. We engage students in a learning environment, where they are challenged to prove their potential through the application of business practices in the service of the community.

For information:

Dan Hendry
Community Engagement Advisor - Enactus SLC
613-544-5400 x 1512
DHendry@sl.on.ca