Global Opportunity

Map the System is a competition opportunity for MRU student changemakers to showcase their research, systems mapping and presentation skills on a global stage. The competition is hosted by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford and has levels of competition at the local, national and international levels.



Systems Thinking

The program challenges students to demonstrate their understanding of a social or environmental issue by taking a systems-led approach. Students are not evaluated on their proposed solution, but rather their depth of understanding.



Supportive Environment

With support from the Institute for Community Prosperity, teams or individuals develop a final presentation highlighting their research, and one team will have an opportunity to compete at the Canadian final and, if selected, at the Global Final at the University of Oxford.



Map the System is open to all MRU students and recent graduates:

  • Participants can apply as an individual, or in teams of up to five people.
  • At least one member of the team must be a current MRU student or recent graduate.
  • Students must register by January 31st, 2023.
  • Recent graduates must have completed their studies within 12 months of the registration date. 


MTS-university-cap.png Current Students in need of credits can register for SINV 3303 Storytelling & Systems 





Registration for Map the System 2023 is now open until January 31st. 

The link to register is available here


Contact Mizuki Oshita


Check out the video below for a deep dive into the Global Map the System competition. 




In addition to participating in Map the System as an educational institution, Mount Royal University’s Institute for Community Prosperity manages the national competition (in partnership with The McConnell Foundation, The Trico Foundation and The Skoll Centre at Oxford University). MRU students have proudly represented Mount Royal University for the past five years at the national and global level..

For more information on Map the System Canada and Map the System Global Final, check out the links below:


Curious to learn more? See the guides and resources linked below.


This program is made possible with the generous support of ATCO SpaceLab.