DAN student Bianca Lopes is one of six students from Western selected as part of "The Next 36" - a search for Canada's most promising and innovative undergraduates. All six students will be given the academic foundation, practical skills, role models and networks to become Canada's next generation of entrepreneurial leaders, all as part of the program.
The successful candidates were chosen from a group of 70 finalists representing 19 universities, who had flown from across Canada and from as far away as Singapore to compete for a spot in the program's National Selection Weekend in Toronto. In addition to a rigorous selection process, finalists heard from iconic Canadian business leaders and entrepreneurs such as Jordan Banks. BA'90, Facebook Canada managing director, and Michael Lee-Chin, Portland Holdings Inc. founder and chairman.
[Note: Adapted from Western News, December 6, 2012.]