Register today for Map the System 2020!Click here to register! (Link coming soon!)
What is Map the System?The Oxford Map the System Challenge; hosted by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University, is an opportunity for MRU students to showcase their research presentation and system mapping skills on a global stage. The Map the System Challenge requires students to showcase their understanding of a social and/or environmental challenges using a systems-level research approach. Unlike a pitch competition, students in the Map the System Challenge are evaluated based not on a ‘solution’ to a problem, but rather on the depth of understanding of the problem, as well as the nature, diversity, efficacy and relationships of current interventions (whether by governments, NGOs, social movements or the marketplace). With the support of the Institute for Community Prosperity, students will develop a presentation on their issue and have the chance to participate at the Canadian Finals in Quebec, and at the Global Finals at the University of Oxford and compete for cash prizes.
The Challenge is also open to students of all levels, programs and disciplines, including recent graduates (having completed studies within 12 months of the date you register for the competition). Participants can apply for Map the System as an individual or in a team of up to 4 people, with at least one member of the team being a current student or recent graduate.
Want to Learn More?Visit the Oxford Map The Systems website: http://mapthesystem.sbs.ox.ac.uk/?slide=home
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Click here to register! (Link coming soon!)
September 16th, 2019 : Student registration opens
Your team must be registered by this date in order to compete in the challenge
February 5th, 2019: Student registration deadline
Students have until March 25th, 2019 to submit their final materials using the online portal. Required documents;
March 25th, 2019: Final student submissions due
1. Visual map or chart
2. Analysis of research
The 10 minute presentation is due 24 hours prior to the MRU Final (Date TBA)
Stay tuned for further details and instructions.
Date TBA: MRU Semi-Final
Date TBA: Mount Royal Map the System Final
Students will present their 10 minute presentations to a group of judges. Winner from MRU Final will advance to the Canadian Final
Teams from across Canada will complete to win a place at the Map the System Global Final in Oxford.
May 7-9, 2020: Map the System Canadian Final
Location: Oxford University, UK
June 5-7th, 2010: Map the System Global Final
The final event will be held at the University of Oxford, where teams from across globe will present their ideas and compete for the world title.
Highlights from Map the System 2019
Students compete for MRU and YYC Map the System titles
Five MRU teams competed in the Map the System MRU final On April 5th 2019. The winner will be moving on to compete in the Canadian final in Toronto in May and the top three teams competed in the first Map the System YYC Showcase on April 23rd against the top three teams from the University of Calgary.
Read the results of these events here.