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University of Calgary Global Community Challenge

Are you looking for a unique global learning experience? University of Calgary International would like to invite you to join them for their virtual Global Community Challenge YYC!
Find out more at Calgary's Challenge website

The Global Community Challenge YYC creates opportunities for you to work in cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary teams to identify solutions to real world issues. By being a part of this challenge, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in teamwork, creativity, problem-solving, and communication while building your intercultural capacity and positioning yourself to become an innovation catalyst for meaningful change.

During this 8-week challenge, student teams from different disciplines and countries will work together to develop a solution for a real-life problem identified by one of our community partners, which are local organizations in Calgary that have an international focus or scope of work. The challenge also includes workshops on entrepreneurial thinking and solution development, working in cross-cultural teams, how to market your skills in the job market and more. 


This challenge is open to all UCalgary undergraduate and Masters’ degree students and students studying at partner institutions (Durham and Calgary are partners).

How to Apply

Applications are made via the Calgary website. In order to apply please

  1. Read through the challenges posted online in early September and identify your top two
  2. Submit an online application via the Calgary website

Application Deadline

Applications open August 28, 2023. The deadline to apply is September 14, 2023, 11:59PM Mountain Standard Time).


This opportunity is free of charge. Students are only asked to give their time to fully participate and engage. 


This is a virtual opportunity. All meetings and discussion will be held virtually on Zoom or other relevant platforms. Some synchronous (live) participation is required. All times listed are in Mountain Standard Time (UTC/GMT -7:00) 

More info and application forms

Please visit Calgary's dedicated website or contact:

Get involved, apply today!