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RISE is an open ideas competition for people connected to Metro Vancouver communities. The deadline for team registration was October 6, 2014. Team registration is now closed. If you successfully registered a team then please check your confirmation email - this includes information regarding how to contact the competition organizers. 

Who can take part?

RISE is a free public competition for anyone who is a resident of British Columbia, including students currently enrolled full-time at a British Columbia post-secondary institution, who are nineteen years of age or older as of September 1, 2014. RISE is not open to individuals in any way connected to the competition, including, but not limited to, employees, volunteers and representatives of SFU Public Square and Vancouver Foundation. Full details regarding eligibility are included in the competition Rules and Regulations.


What makes a good team?

A team can consist of between one and four people. People from all walks of life are encouraged to take part. Local residents, businesses, new arrivals to Canada, students, and professionals all have an important perspective on sea level rise. In fact, diversity in your team means you are more likely to come up with ideas that address a good mix of the associated social, environmental and economic issues.

A good team could specialise in a specific area of concern, or could fold in a range of issues to come up with broader reaching ideas. An appreciation for topics as diverse as land-use planning, architecture, design, ecosystems, public policy, photography, visualization, transportation, engineering, climate science, and communications will all help. But you don’t need to be an expert. All you need is an ability to understand the issues, come up with some innovative ideas, and present them to the judges on the 19th October 2014.

Registration closed!

The deadline for team registration for RISE was October 6, 2014. Team registration for RISE is now closed.

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