Global Academy Competition 2017
Win $5,000 for your Social Innovation!
Centennial College’s 5th annual Global Academy social innovation competition provides students across all disciplines with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate in-demand entrepreneurship skills while making a valuable contribution to society. Participation in the competition provides opportunities for students to network with industry professionals, increase their social capital, develop entrepreneurship skills and engage in tactile, project-based learning.
Benefits for Participating in the Global Academy
All participants will be honored with a Global Academy Statement of Recognition that can be used for their professional portfolio and the winners will be presented with $5000 to be used towards actualizing their service, product or solution. Each winning student will also be awarded with $250 (please see Rules and Regulations). All students who participate can use this experience towards both the Global Digital Badge and the Leadership Passport.
This year’s focus is on Accessibility, a topic that is increasingly important within all fields today and that will enable students to be at the leading edge of their industry. Statistics Canada (2012) reports that nearly 14% of Canadians over the age of 15 identify as having a disability. Additionally, the occurrences of disabilities are increasing, as Canada’s demographics shift towards a larger aging population, with 33.2% of Canadians over the age of 65 reporting a disability.
The Global Academy will help students prepare to meet the increasing accessibility needs of an aging population, comply with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability (AODA) legislation and demonstrate to employers their ability to innovate and meet the shifting demands of their field. The event is calling upon students to create a tangible service, product or solution to address a problem rooted in Accessibility.
Sign Up to Win for Your Social Innovation
Please contact one of our GCE Learning Advisors for more information and to sign up. Please fill out the proposal template below to sign up for the Global Academy.
Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Ideas Rooted in Accessibility
- What is the Global Academy?
- What is Social Entrepreneurship?
- Why Focus on Accessibility?
- What is Accessibility?
- What is the Difference Between Disability, Accessibility & Inclusion?
- Rules and Regulations
- Criteria for Entry
- Proposal Template