Register here to watch the final Map the System Global Final Showcase on June 17, 2020!


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 Oxford University 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. Unlike traditional business pitch competitions, students are not being evaluated on their proposed solution, but rather their depth of understanding.



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 for cash prizes at the Canadian final and if selected, at the Global Final at Oxford University.



Being part of the Map The System community means access to the Map the System network containing innovative ideas, learning tools and resources. In addition, the top six national finalists have access to Apprenticing with a Problem funding. Finalists are eligible to apply for $10,000 worth of funding to deepen their understanding of their chosen social or environmental issue. 










Map the System Canada Final

The Canadian edition of Map the System is organized by the Institute for Community Prosperity, in partnership with the McConnell Foundation’s Re-Code Initiative, the Trico Charitable Foundation and the Skoll Centre. For the first time ever, the competition will be hosted virtually through Zoom. On May 8th, the MRU team qualified to present at the virtual global showcase.



Map the System MRU Final

For the first time ever, Mount Royal University hosted a virtual Map the System final experience. Four incredible finalists presented on April 21, 2020. The entire ICP team is eager to watch the winning team on May 8th for the final event. Jillian Mah, Ashley Dion and Matthew Taburada will be representing MRU, to learn more about their story, click here

Highlights from Map the System 2019

A record-breaking 725 teams from across the country participated in the 2019 Canadian challenge – representing 65% of the global participation. A total of 15 Canadian post-secondary institutions attended the 2019 Canadian Final, and for the past three years, a Canadian team has taken top prize at the Map the System Global Final!

Read Re-Code's reflection here
View the 2019 Canadian finalists’ systems maps here

Ashleigh Metcs
Campus Lead, Map the System