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World’s Challenge Challenge 2016‑2017


Dalhousie's World's Challenge Challenge Final Round Winners

Congratulations to Robyn Follett, Alicia Roy and Danielle Skuy for their winning project: Total Dimension Prosthetics.  They will be moving on to represent Dalhousie in the International World's Challenge Challenge at Western University from May 29 - June 2, 2017.

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Dalhousie's World's Challenge Challenge Finalists

Please join us in congratulating all of the teams on their creativity, ingenuity and hard work behind their projects and presentations in the Dalhousie World’s Challenge Challenge (WCC) Semi-final round that was held on January 19, 2017.  It was an informative and thought-provoking evening.

We are pleased to announce the three teams who are advancing to the Dalhousie final round on March 8, 2017:

Create an Educational Program for Tanzania on the Benefits of Breast Feeding
            Keisha Jefferies, Nadine Ezzeddine & Yue Yuan

Establish Female Business Owners in Prosthetic Limbs Production in Developing Countries
            Alicia Roy, Danielle Skuy & Robyn Follett

Harness International Expertise to Support Climate-Vulnerable Communities
            Caitlin Grady, Jasveen Brar & Caroline Merner


As with the semi-final round, we have a distinguished panel of judges for the Dalhousie finals:

Richard Florizone, President
Arig al Shaibah, Vice-Provost Student Affairs
Kathleen Reid
, President of the Dalhousie Student Union

Please note that due to limited seating, attendance at the finals is by invitation only.  The winning team from Dalhousie will proceed to the international finals at Western University in May. 


Dalhousie's World's Challenge Challenge Semi-final Presentations

Janauary 19th, 7:00 pm, Ondaatje Hall, 6135 University Avenue, Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building

World's Challenge Challenge 2016-17: Unique Solutions Addressing Global Issues

Six Dalhousie semi-finalist student teams will present their innovative solutions in the World's Challenge Challenge:

  • Alicia Roy, Danielle Skuy & Robyn Follett
    Establish Female Business Owners in Prosthetic Limbs Production in Developing Countries
  • Keisha Jefferies, Nadine Ezzeddine & Yue Yuan
    Create an Educational Program for Tanzania on the Benefits of Breast Feeding
  • Kyle Gardiner, Ryan Zigrossi & Conor Daily
    Reduce Methane Gas Production by Changing Livestock Feed
  • Graeme Anson-Cartwright, Derek Zigrossi & Natasha Irich
    Establish Renewable Energy Facilities in Developing Nations
  • Scott Young, Naveen Khanduri & Nicholas Popp
    Develop Model for Phosphate Production for Use in Biofuel Production
  • Caitlin Grady, Jasveen Brar & Caroline Merner
    Harness International Expertise to Support Climate-Vulnerable Communities

The opportunity 

Dalhousie has partnered with Western University in inviting students to participate in the first World’s Challenge Challenge 2016-2017.  Teams of three students must choose a global issue and design a unique solution. Selected teams will then present their solutions to a panel of Dalhousie academic leaders who will judge team presentations and ideas based on an established scoring rubric.  Each member of the the top team from Dalhousie will win $1,000 and a funded trip to London, Ontario in May 2017, to compete in the international finals at Western University.  

Travel and accommodations for the top-team members will be provided, and they will have an opportunity to network with some of the best and brightest students from around the world.  

Who can participate? 

At Dalhousie, this competition is open to all students:  undergraduate and graduate, from any Faculty, full and part-time.  We encourage teams to bring together individuals from diverse backgrounds or areas of study, making sure that at least two disciplines are represented.  Only teams of three students are accepted to the competition. 

How does it work? 

Students submit team applications with a synopsis of their chosen issue or problem, and how they propose to address it.  Once all applications are reviewed to ensure they meet entry qualifications, students are given 6 weeks to prepare a 5 to 7-minute presentation to sell their solution.  After the first round of presentations, semi-finalist teams will be selected to move on to the next stage at Dalhousie. The winning team from that round will go to the International Finals at Western University.