$1-million donation to Carleton fosters student entrepreneurialism

September 21, 2010

Last Thursday, Carleton University announced a $1-million gift from Ottawa entrepreneur and Carleton alumnus Wes Nicol, whose donation will establish the Nicol Challenge -- a series of campus-wide initiatives aimed at encouraging all Carleton students to develop entrepreneurial skills and find innovative solutions to real-world problems. The centrepiece of the Nicol Challenge will be an entrepreneurial competition in which students submit their ideas to address a real-world need or opportunity. Entries judged to be the most creative and feasible would receive recognition and a monetary reward from a fund endowed by Nicol's gift. Carleton News Release