Students Meet with Minister of Small Business During Campus Visit | St. Clair College
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
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St. Clair College welcomed The Honourable Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business, along with Windsor-Tecumseh Member of Parliament, Irek, Kusmierczyk, to our main campus on March 12.

Minister Valdez and MP Kusmierczyk spoke with students at the Genesis Centre for Experiential Learning and Career Services, including members of Enactus St. Clair Project Dyssolve who brought along their photobioreactor prototype. Project Dyssolve placed first at Enactus’s Central Canada Innovation Challenge and Environmental Sustainability Challenge last Friday. The team will be competing in the national championship in May.

Minister Valdez and MP Kusmierczyk also met with Quinton Gignac, first-place winner of the 2023 Ford Innovation Showcase. Quinton used his prize winnings in that competition to purchase a 3D printer for a new business venture which he now operates whilst continuing his studies in the Mechanical Engineering Automotive Product Design Program.

The visit concluded with a tour of the Research and Innovation Department’s workshop area in the Truck and Coach building, where several electric vehicle projects were featured.