Lazaridis Business Review - Third Issue


March 6 2019 - Zaffia Laplante selected as Entrepreneur Feature in The Lazaridis Business Review, more on page 12.

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British Council - 2019 Youth Innovation Summit Participant


March 3 2019 - Zaffia Laplante selected to showcase Hempergy at the British Council's 2019  Youth Innovation Summit. Hempergy was selected as one of the 11 social action projects from across the country.

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Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business x TATA Consultancy Services


February 28 2019 -  Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business and TATA Consultancy Services on the Digital Direction featuring our CEO Zaffia Laplante on page 19.

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Laurier students and first-time hackers find success at StarterHacks 2018

a group of 2 men and 4 women standing together for a photo after receiving award

March 21, 2018 -Zaffia Laplante and Faiq Ahmed have a knack for creating innovative solutions.

The two Wilfrid Laurier University students, along with University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) student teammates Emily Hem, Alex Haik and Carla Carolina Perez, were recognized at StarterHacks in the Best Internet of Things (IoT) Hack category for a prototype that could improve public transit experiences for riders with auditory and visual impairments.

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Thriving in a changing economy


October 2 2018 - RBC and Wilfrid Laurier University partner in support of innovative student entrepreneurship programming.

Zaffia Laplante is a fourth year Global Studies student at Laurier and a member of the Ontario Metis Nation. She’s in the early stages of developing a business that will produce, in partnership with Indigenous communities in Canada, sustainable building materials to support affordable housing and economic development on reserves.

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Laurier student aims to change Indigenous stereotypes among Canadian youth


Jan. 26, 2016 - Change. It’s what drives first-year Global Studies student Zaffia Laplante.

Laplante, a Métis student from North Bay, is determined to change the perception of Indigenous Canadians among her age group, and her Laurier experience is fuelling her mission.

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