Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.99
Liaison Mary-Lee Townsend
Submission Date Oct. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Western University
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jessica Cordes
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
World's Challenge Challenge

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Western University has held the World’s Challenge Challenge for Western students over the past seven years. More than 30 teams compete annually by presenting their unique ideas to a panel of academic and community leaders.

In 2017, we held the first World’s Challenge Challenge Global Final, pooling the talents and creativity of bright students from across Canada and around the world. The mission of the competition is to bring together students from a wide range of institutions, cultures and continents to form a strong international network and create even greater potential solutions to significant global issues. Last year's World's Challenge Challenge focused specifically on addressing the UN SDGs.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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