Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.22
Liaison Jessica Russell
Submission Date Oct. 17, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Mount Royal University
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Courtney Stange
Administrative Assistant
Institute for Environmental Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
JMH LaunchPad Program

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

In 2017, Mount Royal University was designated a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U. Mount Royal University is Alberta's first designated Changemaker Campus. A Changemaker Campus operated in socially and environmentally conscious ways to address local and global challenges. Mount Royal University is the third Canadian institution to receive the honour.

One of the innovative programs which helped lead to this designation includes the JMH LaunchPad Program. This program supports students build companies, projects, ideas, careers. Each year, a JMH LaunchPad Pitch Competition is held with allows MRU entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas for their share of $80,000 in cash and services to support their business venture growth.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Investment & Finance

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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