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SDG Impact Challenge

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SDG IMPACT CHALLENGE | MARCH 2021

 Overview and Details for 2021 Conference

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The SDG Impact Challenge was a solutions hackathon which took place virtually on March 20 and 21, 2021 and was organized by Impact Alliance - University of Waterloo’s SDG Student Hub in partnership with Global Spark.

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 Our Partners

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Three partner organizations (the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change, Food4Kids Waterloo Region, and the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy) provided problem questions each targeting different United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This initiative was led by Maria Fraser-Semenoff, Impact Alliance's Solutions Officer.

 

Sustainable Development Goals advanced:

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Event Structure

Working in teams of 4, students had 24 hours to develop a solution that could be implemented in the community, to address one of the problem questions.

 

This event allowed participating students, from different faculties and backgrounds, to hear from passionate speakers, connect with each other and share their ideas and past experiences. They also got to learn about and engage with the SDGs and with the three local partner organizations. In addition, the participants got to develop a number of skills including teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking, research and development, and communication skills. These transferable skills can be useful for implementing community projects.

Why participate in the SDG Impact Alliance Challenge?

Many great solutions were developed during the SDG Impact Challenge. Winning teams were offered the opportunity and support to implement their solutions. This taste of social impact work would further social, environmental and economical sustainability in the Waterloo community by taking an idea and implementing it as a solution.

​Interested in learning more about the SDG Impact Challenge? Check out our Event Page that has details such as the Agenda, Speakers, Problem Questions, Prizes, and Judging Criteria.

 

To check out the final submissions we received, check out this Google Folder. We gave away $900 CAD worth of prizes to the winners (click on the team to learn more about their solution):

Winners and Solutions

​Interested in learning more about the SDG Impact Challenge? Check out our Event Page that has details such as the Agenda, Speakers, Problem Questions, Prizes, and Judging Criteria.