In March 2017, UBC’s Global Lounge will host the World’s Challenge Challenge for the first time on the Vancouver Campus. This competition invites teams of three students to come up with a unique solution to a global problem.
Members of the winning team will each receive $2,500 and get to travel to Western University in London, Ontario to compete in the first ever International World’s Challenge Challenge.
Who can participate?
The World’s Challenge Challenge 2017 at UBC is open to teams of three individuals. You must be a current UBC graduate or undergraduate student in good standing. Teams are encouraged to bring together individuals from diverse backgrounds or areas of study. Only teams of 3 will be accepted. Please review the official Terms and Conditions of Entry for full eligibility requirements and contest rules.
Teams need to think of a global issue and/or challenge that the world is facing and present their unique solution before a panel of judges. You are encouraged to refer to the Global Goals page when choosing the global challenge that your team will tackle.
Download the Instructions for participants to learn more about the competition and what to include in the presentation if your team is selected as a finalist.
- Prizes will be awarded to the winning team as well as to the 2nd place team.
- Each member of the winning team will receive $2,500 and a trip to compete in the International World’s Challenge Challenge at Western University. Flight, hotel, and meals will be included.
- Each member of the 2nd place team will receive $1,000.