TORONTO -- A group of university students will head to Nunavut this summer to build a greenhouse to produce cheaper food for one remote community.
Ryerson University students Stefany Nieto and Ben Canning met two years ago and wanted to tackle an issue affecting Canadians. They are part of Enactus, an international organization that connects students, professors and business experts with the goal of using entrepreneurial action to raise living standards.
They pondered projects that included providing skills to inmates and producing baby warmers for northern families.
With the community on board, the students then had to raise money. The business management students said they managed to raise more than $150,000 through donations from Ryerson, Brookfield Institute and several others, along with a few online funding campaigns.