March 21st was a special day as staff and faculty from St. Clair College and the University of Windsor came together to celebrate our one year partnership. Dr. Francine Schlosser welcomed Waseem Habash, Vice President Academic St. Clair College and Dr. K. W. Michael Siu, Vice-President, Research and Innovation University of Windsor who were appreciative of the progress we’ve made to help students from both institutions.
One of the event highlights came from two students. Breanne Anderson, VP of Enactus St. Clair was thankful for the space, mentorship and ongoing support the EPIC Genesis Centre and team provides their Club. And Leo Cardelli an EPIC Genesis Discovery Member said his start up company has flourished with the help of the EPIC Genesis Centre. “The direction, expert advice and connections they gave me made a huge difference. I now have a solid business plan, I check in regularly, and my number of clients have increased dramatically. All these things would never have happened without their help.”
Cathy Mombourquette, Program Manager took the time to thank Sydney Thompson Program Coordinator, the University of Windsor EPICentre team, and the many staff and faculty of St. Clair college, including the IT Department, Parking Services, the Printshop, Facilities, Engineering, Student Representative Council, Marketing & Recruitment Dept, Career & Counselling Services, Wassem, Ming Tran, Jim Marsh, Roger Bryan and Mike Spadotto for their incredible support this past year. “We could never have accomplished what we’ve have without you”.
This past year, over 130 students have come into the EPIC Genesis Centre seeking help. We’ve also reached out to over 15 programs and provided in-class presentations and workshops to approximately 2000 students. We’ll continue to listen and learn what students want so we can help them become the “Entrepreneurs of their Lives”.