For years, Cascades has been supporting university students’ community involvement through Forces AVENIR, a true hub for the decision makers of tomorrow. The organization recognizes and honours young adults who make significant contributions to their communities while excelling in the academic sphere. As a partner in the Environment category, Cascades awarded a $4,000 scholarship to the Université de Sherbrooke’s Ruche Campus project for its commitment to raising awareness of bees’ essential role in biodiversity.
Ruche Campus at a glance:
Mission: Promote urban beekeeping among students
- Educate students and make them aware of the issues related to pollinators in urban environments
- Teach students about beekeeping and develop their practical know-how
- Contribute to bee and honey plant biodiversity
- Build the research and student association network surrounding sustainable development
Number of students involved: 60
Student profile: From all faculties, but especially science
- Organize a pollinator-themed event
- Improve beekeeping equipment
- Create a large awareness poster
- Widen the circle of action to reach more people
Source: Ruche Campus
Congratulations to the finalists!
We would like to congratulate the other two finalists in the Environment category: the UQAM farmer’s market, which offers fresh, local and affordable food to the university community, and McGill University’s Myco-Rise, which cultivates mushrooms using a worm composting system. Long live your projects!
What about you? Are you involved in a community project, or do you know any high school, CEGEP or university students who are making a difference? Forces AVENIR could be just the springboard they need!
Photo credit: Forces AVENIR