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ACME instructor named Startup Canada’s Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year

May 8, 2014

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Congratulations to RRC instructor Scott MacAulay, who was recently named the Prairie region’s Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year by Startup Canada.

He’ll be formally recognized at the Prairie Startup Canada Awards in Calgary on May 15.

MacAulay (shown above) has been an entrepreneurship and finance instructor with RRC’s Applied Commerce and Management Education (ACME) department for the last eight years. Recently, he’s been seconded to research better ways to activate entrepreneurs, and is currently gathering best practices for how to implement an entrepreneurial lifestyle in Manitoba.

MacAulay is also very active in the local startup scene, working alongside such organizations as Ramp Up Manitoba, AssentWorks and Innovation Alley to connect RRC students and instructors with other members of the innovation community.

As well, he’s the co-founder of his own tech startup, PermissionClick, a productivity tool aimed at making it easier for teachers to collect permission slips and payments from students and parents.

Each year, Startup Canada’s Entrepreneurship Educator Award goes to a Canadian educator who has:

  • Demonstrated excellence in educating, empowering and equipping entrepreneurship students with the attitudes, skills, experiential learning opportunities and networks needed to pursue successful entrepreneurial ventures
  • Made a significant impact in both fostering student-led entrepreneurship initiatives and motivating senior campus leadership to adopt entrepenurial policies and priorities, and/or
  • Engaged actively in the local startup community through bringing students into the community, and bringing the community onto the campus

Since 2012, Startup Canada has launched 20 startup communities, built a network of more than 60,000 Canadians, worked with 400 partner organizations and 300 volunteers, and become a leading catalyst in the global entrepreneurship movement.