The UBC Global Lounge is sponsoring the International World’s Challenge that encourages young talents from different disciplines to come together to discuss on a global issue. Its primary purpose is to offering solutions to implement in partnership with communities.
Candidates who are interested in the topics related to international issues and how these issues can play a part in sparking social change, for them, this is a great chance to participate in the challenge.
Apply for the competition and get the chance to enjoy the luxurious offer. Good luck!!
To be eligible for, the candidates must follow the given criteria:
- Your team must be made up of two to three individuals.
- Teams are encouraged to bring together individuals from diverse backgrounds or areas of study.
- Student teams submit a brief application with a synopsis of their chosen issue or problem, and how they propose to address it.
- Once all applications are reviewed to ensure they meet entry qualifications, students will prepare a 5-7 minute presentation to sell their solution. The first round of presentations selects semi-finalist teams who will move on to the final presentation round.
- Although references do not need to be presented, they are required to be listed in the presentations’ final slide.
- When preparing for the presentation, teams
should consider the following requirements:
Clearly identify the global issue being addressed. We encourage student teams to consider the Global Goals* as part of their presentation.
- Reflect upon the role that members’ home country or Western countries may have in the existence and/or perpetuation of the global issue.
- Reflect upon the role that we, as individuals and local communities, play in the existence and/or perpetuation of the global issue.
- Present an idea to help address the global issue, using logical and convincing arguments, and including the way, local and global communities can collaborate to develop joint solutions.
- Solutions should include realistic plans for implementation, with some consideration for budget, logistics and possible partners.
- Provide as many statistics and supporting research as possible to both the World’s Challenge and the proposed solution.
- Polish presentations to make them organized, visual and engaging.
- Ensure that presentations meet any technical guidelines of internal competitions. Technical requirements for the Global Final will be provided to all finalists.
- The registration form must include prescribed information about each team member and address the following questions:
- What global challenge will your team address?
- In approximately 300 words, describe the global challenge and explain why your team is interested in it and why it is important to resolve it; and
- In approximately 400 to 800 words, provide a brief outline of your team’s unique solution to address the chosen global challenge.
- Each completed registration form must be submitted online to UBC.
- 1st place:
Each winning member will receive $2000 and a trip to Western University in London Ontario to compete in the finals.
- 2nd place:
$1000 for each winner
Application Deadline: Entries must be submitted by December 15, 2019.