Prepr is excited to announce its partnership with Linux Foundation, Wilfrid Laurier University, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CiCan), Singularity University among others to empower students from both high schools and post-secondary institutions to tackle the UN Sustainable Goals using open-source, data-focused learning challenges. This nation-wide, Canadian initiative will commence on Pi Day, March 14, 2020 with various workshops and virtual events organized by Prepr and its network of partners.
This initiative was originally created in 2015, when Canada and all other United Nations Member States, committed to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to eliminate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity by the year 2030. January 2020 marked the launch of the ‘decade of action’ and we are proud to create unique learning experiences for students coast-to-coast.
Through this unique partnership, Prepr is committing to support the creation and launch of 100 SDG Learn Labs across Canada over the next 4 years and engage 100,000 students in taking action.
The Future Sustainability Challenge is an interdisciplinary challenge, designed to bring both public and private sector together to work on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the impact on people, planet and profits. The UN Sustainable Development Goals seek to solve common problems around the world while addressing and solving the skills gap.
March 14-31, 2020
Who is the competition open to?
Students actively enrolled in a high school or post-secondary institution.
How do you decide the winners?
Tier 1: Project reviewers from both industry and education will be selected for review.
Tier 2: All challenge participants are encouraged to vote on projects once the challenge call is over.
What does the winner receive?
There are 3 levels of prizes including Cash, Guaranteed Interviews for Summer Internship, Domino’s Gift Certificates among others. Additionally, all participants who successfully submit a project in the allotted time-frame will receive a micro-credential to showcase their work and skills exemplified to future employers.
What happens to the winning idea?
The project teams own their project submissions fully and can optionally choose to associate an open license (MIT / Apache / Creative Commons) to contribute their work for public benefit in the Prepr Global Learn Lab Network.
The ‘Future Sustainability Challenge’ will be available on the Prepr Network. The Prepr Network is the world’s first project-based, challenge-based learning experience network that allows individuals and teams to tackle challenges in order to develop, track, and showcase their skills and build their portfolio of projects.