Congratulations to all the students who competed in the Map the System 2023! Registration for students in Map the System 2024 at Mount Royal University will open in November 2023. 


Map the System is a competition 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.
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.
The 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 six people.
  • At least one member of the team must be a current MRU student or recent graduate.
  • Students must register by January 31st, 2024.
  • Recent graduates must have completed their studies within 12 months of the registration date.



Current Students in need of course credits can register for SINV 3303 Storytelling & Systems 




Registration for Map the System is currently closed. Check back in November 2023 for Registration dates and deadlines. 


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 a participating Canadian institution, Mount Royal University’s Institute for Community Prosperity manages the regional Map the System Canada program in partnership with the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. Map the System Canada is recognized as a contributing partner to the Map the System Global competition that provides unique learning opportunities for Canadian students. The Map the System Canada program is made possible with the support of the ATCO Energy SpaceLab.


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.