Climate Change Solutions for Southern Alberta

Hunter Hub Solutions Lab | Climate Change Solutions for Southern Alberta

A 4-week challenge that invites students from all disciplines to work together and inspire real change.

Challenges

Develop entrepreneurial thinking skills while broaching a real-world challenge

Goals

Advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Connect

Connect with the innovation economy through co-curricular experiential learning

About the Hunter Hub Solutions Lab

In celebration of Sustainability Week (happening October 24 – 28, 2022), the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, in partnership with the Office of Sustainability, presents Hunter Hub Solutions Lab: Climate change solutions for Southern Alberta, students are challenged to develop an impactful and feasible project idea with clearly defined steps for implementation, that if executed would create climate change solutions for Southern Alberta. The challenge will conclude with students presenting their solutions in a five-minute pitch style format before a panel of judges.

Running from October 24 to November 29, 2022, students are to spend a maximum of 40 hours working on their solution and pitch. Students will work in teams of three to five people, with pitches no longer than five minutes. Participating students will be granted $525 through Experience Ventures in recognition of their participation in the challenge. The winning team will secure $1,000, while the first runner-up will secure $500 and the second runner-up will secure $250.

Students will leverage entrepreneurial thinking as they work with community members to develop potential solutions to address a question that will be revealed on the first day of the challenge.

Sessions

Mon., Oct. 24, 2022, 5:30-7:00pm - Session 1: Kickoff

Wed., Nov. 2, 2022, 5:30-7:00pm - Session 2: Keynote presentation with Dr. Elizabeth Bagley

Tue., Nov. 8, 2022, 5:30-7:00pm - Session 3: Community partners networking event

Wed., Nov. 16, 2022, 5:30-7:00pm - Session 4: Crafting the perfect pitch

*Tue., Nov. 29, 2022, 5:30-7:00pm - Session 5: Award presentation

*The public is welcome to attend the award presentation. Please email solutionslab@ucalgary.ca to register to attend.

Resources: Hunter Hub Solutions Lab: Challenge Guide

Have questions? Please email solutionslab@ucalgary.ca

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, please don’t wait to apply.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 14, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Entrepreneurial thinking is being creative in finding innovative solutions. It’s about taking initiative and exchanging knowledge across disciplines. It is essential to enriching lives and advancing society.

Experience Ventures, powered by the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking at the University of Calgary, enables college and university students to make an impact alongside real-world innovators through entrepreneurial thinking placements.

Become a change-maker

Experience Ventures creates paid entrepreneurial thinking placements for college and university students with innovative companies in Canada. Our goal is to inspire your creativity, resiliency and future vision – so you can seize your future with the right skill set.

To learn more, visit experienceventures.ca.

Innovative individuals and teams who are eager to explore entrepreneurial thinking, build future ready skills they can bring into their respective careers, and expand on existing ideas are encouraged to apply for the program.

All components of this challenge will be presented virtually. Students are free to meet with their teams in person, while adhering to COVID-19 guidelines and safety measures should they wish to do so.

No. Participants are not able to register as a team.

The challenge will kick off with a keynote speaker who works in this space and students will be provided with additional information and resources to support their work. Each week of the challenge will provide an opportunity to attend a virtual session/workshop to support their progress and work.

You will be provided with contact details to connect with event organizers. If you experience any problems during the challenge, we encourage you to get in touch with us.

Each team will be asked to submit a final project proposal that aligns with the scoring rubric. The submission will include a five minute video and 1 page project brief guidelines for which will be provided at the same time as a copy of the scoring rubric.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges who will score student submissions against the evaluation criteria.

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