Last weekend, Re-Code and the Trico Charitable Foundation co-hosted the second Canadian edition of Map the System in partnership with the Skoll Centre from the University of Oxford. Map the System is an ‘alternative’ challenge where post-secondary students are tasked with taking a systems approach to social change by demonstrating their understanding of a social or environmental issue.
- For the first time since the competition’s inception, we had the pleasure of an all-women judging panel with seven judges. Thank you to Claudia, Annelies, Catherine, Hana, Hillary, Danielle, and Alejandra for your time and expertise. We certainly didn’t envy the tough decisions you all had to make to choose the winners.
- This year’s projects were so high-calibre that the organizers decided to send an additional team to the global competition in Oxford than originally planned. Bravo to all student participants!
- The quality of the projects also points to the efforts of the social impact educators from each institution. From months of preparing students, to the diverse content of the projects, to the educator’s workshop, their commitment to the work and support of the students were on full display throughout the competition.
- Mount Royal University: Opioid Crisis in Canada
- Royal Roads University: Agricultural Food Waste in Canada
- Simon Fraser University: Mental Health in Second Generation Canadians
- McGill University: Menstrual Hygiene Management within the Montreal Homeless Population
- Ryerson – From Farm to Fork to Landfill: Food Waste in Toronto
- HEC – Helping Children with Dyslexia in Quebec
As finalists, the above six teams are also eligible to apply for Apprenticing with a Problem funding in order to deepen their knowledge about the levers of change for their chosen issue.
All Participating Teams: