Janet Aizenstros Social Impact and Sustainability Scholarship Recipient – Laura Fallowfield

Posted on Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

Written by The John F. Wood Centre For Business and Student Enterprise

Headshot photo of U of G student, Laura Fallowfield
Laura Fallowfield

The John F. Wood Centre would like to congratulate Laura Fallowfield as the 2021 recipient of the Janet Aizenstros Social Impact and Sustainability Scholarship Prize. The $2,500 scholarship is awarded annually to a student registered in any major of the Bachelor of Commerce program with demonstrated social entrepreneurship and innovation through academic and community experience or registered in the minor in Entrepreneurship.

The scholarship was established by Dr. Janet Aizenstros. She is an award-winning businesswoman with several leadership awards such as the Top 40 under 40, the Top 10 Inspiring Women in Canada, 2019 Conscious Company Media’s Top 22 Business Leaders and 2013-2014 YMCA-YWCA Woman of Distinction of Business and Entrepreneur.

This year’s receipt, Laura Fallowfield is a current Lang student studying Marketing Management in the Bachelor of Commerce. Laura has demonstrated social entrepreneurship and innovation both inside and outside of the classroom in a variety of ways.

Laura was responsible for planning, launching and implementing a podcast, Quarter Dawn which highlights social enterprises. Laura and her co-host have hosted a variety of entrepreneurs as guest speakers, who operate social enterprises on topics ranging from food insecurity, preserving culture and history through digital media, upcycling plastic waste and more. Additionally, Laura is the President at DECA U Canada – the largest undergraduate case competition in the country.

In addition to her extracurriculars, Laura is a Undergraduate Research Assistant (URA) at the University of Guelph. Most recently, she worked with Enactus, which is the world’s largest experiential learning platform dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. Laura was responsible for researching and developing a strategy to advance student engagement by showing the relevance of further social entrepreneurial activities post-graduation.

It is quite evident that Laura is very deserving of this award, and we look forward to watching her continually make a positive difference in her academic and personal profession!

Congratulations, Laura on this incredible achievement!

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