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International World’s Challenge Challenge

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
9:15 am - 12:30 pm
University Community Centre (UCC)
Room: McKellar Room (Room 290)

Western International is pleased to invite you to attend the first International World’s Challenge Challenge

Please join us to view the competition where teams of three students present their unique solution to a global problem. Western has invited teams from nine universities around the world to compete for a first-place prize of $30,000 and second-place prize of $15,000.

Schedule of Events

  • 9:15-9:30 a.m. – Opening Remarks: Welcome from Amit Chakma, President & Vice-Chancellor
  • 9:30-9:45 a.m. - The University of Hong Kong

  • 9:45-10:00 a.m. - Dalhousie University 

  • 10:00-10:15 a.m. - Radboud University 

  • 10:15-10:30 a.m. - University of Alberta

  • 10:30-10:45 a.m. - University of Waterloo

  • 11:00-11:15 a.m. - University at Buffalo

  • 11:15-11:30 a.m. - Western University 

  • 11:30-11:45 a.m. - Monash University 

  • 11:45-12:00 p.m. - University of Otago

  • 12:00-12:15 p.m. - The University of British Columbia
  • 12:15-12:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks

Emcee for the Competition: Professor Joel Faflak, Director, School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities

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Everyone is welcome. No RSVP necessary. You may also watch a live stream of the competition at

The World’s Challenge Challenge Gold and Silver Medalists will be announced at a Gala that evening, and through the @westernulive twitter feed.

 For those attending from off-campus, visitor parking is available at the Weldon and Social Science lots. A parking map is located at    

Please email if you have questions. We hope that you will join us for this inspiring event and that you enjoy hearing these proposed solutions to improve global conditions! 

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