Our Vision

The Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship's mandate is to promote entrepreneurship in its many forms, through innovative curriculum, applied research and collaborative extension work (outreach). Our definition of entrepreneurship is broad and includes the development or growth of enterprises for profit, for social benefit and for sustainability.

As such, we adhere to a triple bottom line approach to venturing and all our activities adhere to this fundamental principle. We also continue to support our strong heritage of working with the family enterprise.

From a curriculum perspective, students are encouraged to develop their business concepts and skills through such unique offerings as our Entrepreneurial Skills Program (ESP). At the graduate level, our focus is on starting, managing and growing high-potential ventures.

Our research is field-based and involves working with real ventures, on real projects, using state-of-the-art methodologies. Our extension work is multi-disciplinary and ranges from internships with entrepreneurs to collaborations with other faculties at the university. All of our programs are designed to enhance the student's entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and networks.

Please explore our site and familiarize yourself with our centre, our curriculum, our research and our extension work.