Western University, a Partner Institution of the Undergraduate Awards, is partnering with some of the world’s best universities for the first international World’s Challenge Challenge in 2016-2017.
Students from participating partner universities will form diverse teams of three to bring ideas forward to address a global issue. Winning teams from each World’s Challenge Challenge partner institutions will present their solution at the Global Final at Western University, in May 2017, for a chance to win $30,000 (CAD). A second prize of $15,000 will also be available.
The World’s Challenge Challenge is an exciting way to engage in discussion and debate about world issues and to bring ideas from many different perspectives to the table. It also presents students with an opportunity to learn more about global issues or problem of interest to them; gain experience preparing and presenting compelling arguments in front of academic and community leaders, and make global connections with others who have a passion for changing the world.
Partners institutions of the competition included the University of Alberta, University at Buffalo, Dalhousie University, University of Waterloo, Monash University, University of Otago, Radboud University, the University of Hong Kong and the University of British Columbia.