About Us

At SEC we’re passionate about a field which combines altruism with entrepreneurship to propose innovative business solutions to social problems.

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

At SEC, we refer to social enterprise as the practice of combining innovation, resourcefulness and opportunity to address critical social and environmental challenges. The key concepts of social entrepreneurship are innovation, market orientation and systems change.

What is a Social Entrepreneur?

A social entrepreneur is an individual focused on transforming systems and practices that are the root causes of social and environmental issues. In so doing, they may set up for-profit or not-for-profit organizations, and in either case, their primary objective is to create sustainable systematic change.

What is a Social Enterprise?

A business that operates not only to generate profit but whose core mission revolves around creating measurable impact.

Ice Ice Breaker

The first event of its kind, students from all faculties and skill levels had the opportunity to engage with 5 different social enterprises from various fields and were able to apply their skills directly to ideating solutions to social issues

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Impact Week

Impact Week is a series of events brought to you in collaboration between 9 UBC-based clubs and centres. We have the common goal of bringing to the forefront the most urgent issues of today: climate, poverty, inequality, and health.

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Innovation Expo

Under the theme "Social Enterprise is a Mindset, not a Profession", the Innovation Expo consisted of a cross-disciplinary exposition of social enterprises, social innovation, and sustainability-related professionals.

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UBC SEC Conference

Founders from around the world of highly successful social enterprises creating change on a global scale and local heroes driving change in their own communities came out to connect with delegates at this inaugural event.

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The purpose of the second Conference was preparing and connecting delegates with the tools and mentors needed to question traditional norms, envision a world that puts communities over compensation and create a changemaker within themselves

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What You Gain from SEC
FREE Entry Access to All SEC Events
FREE Entry Access to All SEC Events
Early Discount Off Our Annual Conference
Early Discount Off Our Annual Conference
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10% Off All Food at Zend Conscious Lounge

Hello! We Are the Social Enterprise Club

This is our story

Who Are We

In 2012, the UBC Social Enterprise Club emerged as an idea cultivated by passionate,
 innovative and motivated students looking for ways to create change in the world. Since then,
 SEC has engaged thousands of students and grown to an inter-faculty club that seeks to bridge
 disciplines, unite students and social enterprise, and create changemakers.

Our Goals

We strive to create a lasting impact on campus by educating, empowering and inspiring students to
 become catalysts for sustainable positive change and think of creative answers to the social issues
 that have gone unaddressed in our world. We aim to cultivate a community that dares to challenge the
 status quo, exceed expectations, and create systemic impact.

What is Social Enterprise

We define a social enterprise as an organization that cares about more than just profit,
 but rather one that innovates on business models to achieve a triple bottom line: profit
 to be re-invested in social good, social impact, and environmental impact. Social entrepreneurs
 are drivers of this change that disrupts the status quo and transforms our world.

We Bridge Disciplines

We believe you can’t form a business with just business students and that everyone has the ability to
 create an immense change in the world. We also know that connecting diverse skill-sets is very powerful
 for social innovation and therefore put a great emphasis on “bridging disciplines” and bringing students from all faculties together.

We Unite Students and Social Enterprise

We are strong believers that social entrepreneurship is not simply a profession – but also a mindset.
 The students of UBC are tomorrow’s leaders and we strive to facilitate the engagement of students with
 entrepreneurs and concepts in the social enterprise field. We provide a diverse range of opportunities
 for students of all faculties to get involved and explore how they can drive change and be socially
 innovative throughout their career, whatever their career may be.

We Create Changemakers

SEC imagines a world where business is used as a tool for social good, for making a sustainable impact,
 and for ultimately creating a better world. We imagine a world built on trust and dignity, one that
 values communities over compensation and one in which innovation stems from the promise of doing good.
 Our goal is to accelerate the growth of the changemaker network at UBC and to encourage all students
 to consider the power they have to make a difference.

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