Map the System Information Session

Map the System is a global competition that asks students and educators to think differently about social and environmental change. The competition challenges participants to use a systems lens to research a specific social or environmental issue. Map the System is about using a systems-thinking approach to practice changemaking by demonstrating a deep understanding of a pressing social or environmental challenge. This is not a pitch competition, but rather a discovery process for students of any discipline who have an interest in social and environmental change. Students will delve deep into an issue that matters to them and will take the time to explore, probe and research all its connecting elements and factors – later sharing their findings with the world.

The goal of Map the System is to encourage a learning first approach to social change – one where people take the time to understand and build upon existing efforts before attempting something new. Ultimately, social change is complicated. Mapping is an effective strategy for gaining insight into the complexities surrounding complex social issues.

To participate:
  • Participants can apply for Map the System as an individual or in a team of up to 4 people.
  • At least one member of the team must be a current student at any of our partner institutions (enrolled on a course of 6 months or longer), OR a recent graduate of one of those institutions (i.e. having completed studies within 12 months of the date they register for the competition). Non-students, or students from another institution, may join a team as long as at least one member is a current student/recent graduate of the registered partner institution.
  • Students may be at an undergraduate, diploma, postgraduate, or doctoral level.

Attend this information session to learn more about how to decide a topic, develop a team and about the finals in Montreal!

If you are interested in attending the information session, please email [email protected] to RSVP.