After the huge success of the Global Community Challenge 2020 Fall Edition (testimonials and details in the January issue of UniTrento MAG), the University of Calgary has launched the Winter Edition which will take place from 1 February to 9 March 2021.
The initiative is open to undergraduate and postgraduate UniTrento students and is completely free of charge.
Admitted students will be divided into small international interdisciplinary teams that will each analyze a different real-world problem (challenge) from multiple perspectives that businesses and NGO’s in Calgary are currently facing during this difficult period.
The entire project lasts 8 weeks and the total workload is approximately 30 hours, including:
• 3-4 targeted meetings with the UCagary academic tutor
• 5 workshops
• constant dialogue and interaction with members of the team
• final team presentation of the proposed solution
• all activities carried out entirely in English
All solutions will be evaluated by a panel of judges and the most innovative ones will actually be implemented.
Upon successful and certified completion, participating students may be awarded UniTrento elective credits according to the regulations of each Department. For specific questions about credits students should contact their relevant Student Support and Study Program Offices.
More importantly, other than the potential credits earned, UniTrento students will have the opportunity to build an international network and further develop important competencies related to employment and life in general, such as teamwork, creativity, analytical and problem-solving skills in a dynamic and multi-cultural environment.
The on-line application must be sent to UCalgary by 21 January 2021. Contact information and further details are available in Useful Links section
For all questions about the program, requirements and applications, contact the University of Calgary directly at global.challenge [at] ucalgary.ca