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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 

Kaitlyn Touesnard

Project Manager, Skill Development & Training Division

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 been working at the Sobey School Business Development Centre as a Project Manager since 2011. She has worked on many projects including the centre’s employability program for at-risk youth. She often takes on the role of event manager as she runs conferences for the university including the Starting Point Student Entrepreneurship Conference and the Atlantic Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.