McGill students’ plans to help rebuild Lac-Mégantic win praise


One year after a runaway train transporting oil plowed through the downtown core of Lac-Mégantic, igniting and razing much of the town’s commercial centre, three McGill University students with a passion for social entrepreneurship have become part of the town’s efforts to rebuild.

... The students had to develop a startup plan for a rural area for Anita Nowak’s social entrepreneurship class at the Desautels faculty of management, and immediately thought of Lac-Mégantic. Nowak loved the idea and encouraged them to apply for the Dobson Cup. They were subsequently invited by the town council of Lac-Mégantic to present their idea.

Leilani Ku, a communications manager for Desautels, said that social entrepreneurship is becoming a greater area of focus in teaching, outreach and research in the faculty.

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