Congratulations to the Macdonald Teams who are competing in the 2020 Dobson Cup Finals, taking place online from July 27-30.
Social Enterprise Track 2020 Finalists
BioFem: is aimed at addressing the problem of organic waste management and disposal in Cameroon by using the waste to produce compost and biogas. Bioresource Engineering U3 student Maeve Che and teammates from the Faculty of Science.
Small Medium Enterprise Track 2020 Finalists
Nova Nutraceuticals: previously Northern Nutrition, is focused on creating nutritional food bars that combine the benefits of nutrition and cannabis to help improve the quality of life of cancer patients being treated with chemotherapy. Natalie Wu, BSc(NutrSc)’20, MSc candidate (Bioresource; Lefsrud/Brazeau), Victorio Morello, BSc’17, MSc candidate (Bioresource; Lefsrud) and John Weilenmann, BEng (Bioresource)’19, MSc candidate (Bioresource; Orsat)
Vert-ité: Canadians demand great quality food, and we want to provide it in an environmentally conscientious way. Our tech-enabled urban farms cultivate local, pesticide-free strawberries all year long. Ophelia Sarakinis, FMT’19, and teammates Phillip Rosenbaum (Medicine) and Pierre Chicoine. Learn more about Ophelia's journey and plans in this McGill Alumni broadcast (starts at minute 12:05)
Innovation Driven Enterprise Track 2020 Finalists
GreenKeepers: generate sustainable “green” straws and alternatives to single-use plastics to promote an eco-future for earth’s living creatures. Paola Sully, BSc(FSc)’18, MSc candidate (FSc; Simpson) and Camelia Oliva, BSc(FSc)’18, MSc candidate (FSc; Wang)
Neophyto Foods: Fixing the food industry using plants and science. We create delicious plant-based alternatives that mimic the taste and texture of animal-based products so you don’t have to compromise. We’re reinventing the food that you eat. Jane Ong, BSc(FSc)/BSc(NutrSc)’16, Kamil Chatila-Amos, BSc(AgEnvSc)’16, and BCom teammate Ethan Zhang.