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Map the System Challenge

November 14, 2017

After winning both the national and global competitions last year, SFU is participating in the second annual Map the System Challenge (formerly the ‘Oxford Global Challenge’) along with other top schools from around the world! Unlike most business and case competitions, Map the System is focused on deeply understanding social problems before trying to solve them. We’re looking for SFU students to participate around issues they are passionate about!

An initiative of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford, Map the System encourages students and educators to think differently about social, environmental, and economic challenges by mapping out the landscape of current problems and solutions while identifying missed opportunities for change.

In teams of up to five people, SFU students and recent alumni choose a problem area to thoroughly research, explore, and probe on a systems level. You can work on any problem you are passionate about, whether it’s a local or global issue, and you don't need a solution, just a thorough understanding of the problem and current gaps or opportunities. Last year, the successful SFU team won both the national and global Map the System Challenge competition with their extensive research project about solid medical waste from Vancouver hospitals.

Info session

  • Date: November 16, 2017
  • Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Location: Room 4400, Segal Graduate School of Business (SFU Vancouver)
  • For: SFU students, alumni, and community interested in Map the System
  • RSVP: please register to attend via Websurvey

Competition winners will receive prize money, trips to Oxford and the Emerge Conference 2018, access to further funds and support, fame and glory, and the opportunity to learn about a problem they’re curious about. SFU will provide at least $1,000 for the top SFU individual or team, and $500 for two runners up.

For more information about the competition and past winners please visit the Radius SFU website.

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