All students will be added to a Desire2Learn (D2L) site to receive program reminders and access program content. Your mentors will also be added to the D2L site to access your work and provide feedback when needed.
It is also expected that you have regular contact with your group, mentor, and community partner via email and/or an agreed upon method of communication (ex: whatsapp, discord, slack, etc).
This year we are introducing an app called goosechase which is like a virtual scavenger hunt! During the challenge there will be opportunities to gain points for participating in program activities, with a prize at the end for the winner!
Each team will have an assigned mentor(s) to support them in the development of their proposed solution. You are expected to have 3-4 meetings (approximately 1.5 hours each) with your mentors across the span of the challenge between late September to November over zoom.
Some suggested themes for your meetings should be:
- 1 initial meeting for introductions and brainstorming
- 1 meeting to finalize narrowing down problem scope and ideas for solutions
- 1-2 meetings for follow up and finalizing ideas
In case of any questions or issues, please contact the program coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will follow up to make sure you are supported.
We will be running 7 separate workshops across the span of the challenge. All workshops will be held virtually on zoom. The links and passwords to enter sessions will be posted on D2L.
You can find the themes, schedule, and more details about each one in the schedule below.
Students are strongly encouraged to attend all workshops live as workshops are highly interactive in nature will provide maximum benefit if you participate with your team. If you are unable to attend, please let us know. You must attend the kick off live and at least two other workshops live to meet the certificate requirement.
We expect that participating in this challenge will require students to commit approximately 30 hours of their time. This would include, workshops, meetings with community partners and mentors, working with your team, and the final presentations.
Refer to the student guide for more details and expectations of the challenge.