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Cannon Lachapelle Award in Entrepreneurial Thinking

This $10,000 award recognizes four undergraduate students who embody entrepreneurial thinking. 

About the award

The Cannon Lachapelle Award in Entrepreneurial Thinking is for undergraduate students who embody ingenuity and entrepreneurial thinking in their work and study. The successful applicants will demonstrate creativity and innovation in new ways of doing, helping, thinking, and supporting the UCalgary campus community and beyond. Applications for this award open in May each year, and all disciplines are welcome to apply.

The award was created in 2019 with a generous donation from Dr. M. Elizabeth Cannon and Dr. Gérard Lachapelle, with the aim of supporting the future of UCalgary undergraduate students by incorporating entrepreneurial thinking in their education experiences.

One $10,000 award is for an Embedded Certificate in Entrepreneurial Thinking student. The other three $10,000 awards are for returning undergraduate students in any discipline.

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Prizes

Four $10,000 awards are available for the 2024-2025 academic year, including one $10,000 award for an Embedded Certificate in Entrepreneurial Thinking student.

How to apply

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year opened May 7, 2023.

See How to Apply below for application information.

Application deadline

Email your application to the Hunter Hub by Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. MST.

“The Cannon Lachapelle Award is not only to reward some of the best ingenuity by undergraduate students, but is also a vehicle to highlight the growing, impactful innovation community at the University of Calgary. Their innovation and creativity, along with potential impact of their entrepreneurial ideas, provide tremendous inspiration for the future of our city and province.”

Dr. Elizabeth Cannon

President Emerita, University of Calgary

Past winners

Tanmoy Newaz

“This opportunity provides me with enough capital to not have to worry about getting through the year financially, and take leaps and bounds toward innovation.”

Tanmoy Newaz
Faculty of Science

Cassie Wood

“Entrepreneurial thinking means creating creative solutions for the communities that you are passionate about."

Cassie Wood
Cumming School of Medicine

Shubh Patel

“When I think of entrepreneurial thinking, I like to think of it as the ability to recognize a problem no matter how big or small it is and seize it as an opportunity for innovation."

Shubh Patel
Cumming School of Medicine

Rigel Tormon

“The financial support provided by this award would show someone like me, who wasn’t really entrepreneurially inclined at the beginning, where a bit of exploration of entrepreneurial thinking would get me.”

Rigel Tormon
Schulich School of Engineering

Key information

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This award is open to all returning undergraduate students across all faculties at the University of Calgary. A minimum 2.60 GPA is required.

One $10,000 award is for an Embedded Certificate in Entrepreneurial Thinking student. The other three $10,000 awards are for returning undergraduate students in any discipline.

To submit your application, please fill out the application form here. The deadline is Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. MST.

If you have any questions about the award or the application process, please email hunterhub@ucalgary.ca.