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Sobey School Business Development Centre

The Sobey School Business Development Centre (SSBDC) is a non-for-profit organization created 25 years ago to act as a bridge between the university and the business community. We believe that engaging students in entrepreneurship unleashes their imagination, energy, capabilities and desire to learn. We offer a rich mixture of opportunities for students, faculty and business to interact and grow. Over the past five years, SSBDC programs have provided opportunities to more than 4,500 students, allowing them to be engaged in curricular and extra-curricular activities. Please visit our website:






Organizing Committee 

Sarah Meaney

Project Manager, Skill Development & Training Division

Sarah is a graduate of Saint Mary's University with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and Management. Sarah has been working at the Sobey School Business Development Centre since mid 2016. She has worked on many projects including the centre’s employability program for recent graduates stuggling to find work. She has been working planning entrepreneurial focused conferences for both post secondary students, and entrepreneurial academia.




Kaitlyn Touesnard

Crescendo Events, Event Planner

Kaitlyn is a graduate of Saint Mary's University with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Entrepreneurship, minoring in Psychology with Human Resource certification. Kaitlyn brings entrepreneurial and leadership experience to the table gained through leading the Saint Mary's Enactus team of over 60 students to create community outreach projects. From 2009 to 2013 she has held the positions of Fundraising Co-ordinator, Vice President of Public Relations, Vice President Social, Project Manager of OPtions, as well as the position of Co-President. For her achievements with the team, she received the 2012 HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow award for Atlantic Canada. Kaitlyn has since created her own business, Crescendo Events.