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Student Innovation Challenges

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Do you want to build workplace skills, be part of a team that solves problems that matter, and meet people who can connect you to your next opportunity? If so, this program is the perfect fit for you!

We've partnered with Metrolinx, external link, opens in new window and the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, external link, opens in new window to bring you two separate innovation challenges where you can tackle real problems faced by the community.

Stay tuned for the release of the challenges!

At this event you will:

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Build 21st century workplace skills

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Solve problems that matter to you

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Connect with industry partners

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Receive a stipend for your participation

What to expect:

  • Teamwork: You can come with a team or we can help you build one.
  • Challenges: You can apply to work on challenges in either accessibility or cybersecurity. No previous experience in either field is required to participate!
  • Training: We will provide you with the tools, frameworks, and support you need to succeed. You will learn skills related to problem-solving, risk assessment, creativity, critical thinking, and more!
  • Time commitment: 2-5 hrs/week.
  • Mentorship & connections: Each week you will connect with experts and mentors in your chosen industry to get feedback and strengthen your idea.
  • Funding: Upon completion you will receive $500 for your participation.

See the table below for our updated program scheudle. Participants are required to attend all sessions, but we can work around your scheduling conflicts as long as you indicate them in advance!

Eligiblity Requirements:

  • a new participant to a program offered through Experience Ventures,
  • registered in post secondary education institutions,
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
  • legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Partnered Organizations

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