Emily Bland

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Commerce, 2017

Emily Bland is a recent graduate of the Commerce program at Memorial University. In 2015, Emily was named HSBC’s Women Leader of Tomorrow for Atlantic Canada, 21 Inc’s Top 50 Emerging Leaders in Atlantic Canada and in 2016 she received the Unilever Leaders for a Brighter Future Award for Canada. During her time at MUN she was heavily involved with the Enactus Memorial volunteer group. She served as the teams’ president for two years. In 2016, she led the team beating out over 1,700 university teams around the world to be named the World Cup champion and then, in 2017 to be named runner up. This year the team consisted of 60 members that ran 9 projects that impacted the lives of over 6,000 people, created over 150 jobs and generated over 3.9 million dollars in revenue.

Emily is now working as a social entrepreneur and transforming the project that lead to the success on the Enactus stage into a social enterprise. That project is SucSeed, a social enterprise that employees at-risk and homeless youth to build home hydroponic grow tanks. Then the profits are used to fund grow tanks being placed in Northern Canada, providing food security for all. Today SucSeed employees 6 at risk youth, has improved the food security of over 600 Canadian families, is running international pilots in Haiti and India and is working with Tim Hortons to put hydroponic grow tanks in every elementary school in Canada.