Contest - Sustainable Development Goals

Winners - Contest on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Thank you to the Student Life team for the meal vouchers to the cafeteria, as well as the Geegee sweaters and caps!


    • Michelle Wronski, Arts & Elisabeth Mercier, Engineering/Science

    Project Nibi is a community project run by 7 students, focused on finding solutions to boil water advisories affecting several indigenous communities across Canada and promote SDG #6 for all Canadians. Our group has been working on this initiative since May 2019. We have been working with University of Ottawa teachers, student organizations and individuals personally affected. We have been working with regional partners including teachers, student organizations and individuals personally affected. We will be starting a pilot water monitoring project with a community in the new year to test, expand and promote the initiative. SDG 6 | Clean Water and Sanitation

    • Rahul Balasundaram, Social Sciences

    Last year, as the Director of the International Development Week 2019 conference at the University of Ottawa, my team and I mobilized public, private, civil society and academic actors to discuss various sustainable development challenges around the world. The conference for 160 participants therefore allowed students and professionals to engage in critical discussions around various issues related to the SDGs, such as climate change, gender equality, migration, global health and human rights. SDG 1 | No Poverty; SDG 2 |  Zero Hunger; SDG 3 | Good Health and Well-Being; SDG 4 |  Quality Education; SDG 5 | Gender Equality; SDG 6 | Clean Water and Sanitation; SDG 7 | Affordable and Clean Energy; SDG 8 | Decent Work and Economic Growth; SDG 9 | Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; SDG 10 | Reduced Inequalities; SDG 11 | Sustainable Cities and Communities; SDG 12 | Responsible Consumption and Production; SDG 13 | Climate Action; SDG 14 | Life Below Water; SDG 15 Life on Land; SDG 16 | Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions; SDG 17 | Partnerships for the Goals​​​​​​

    • Léa Carpentier, Arts, Yan Haiyi, Arts & ​​​​​​​Astha Saxena, Social Sciences

    Our drama project consists of involving Uottawa students to use our privileged position as university students to pass on the awareness about the importance of SDGs. Our three part project will invite other students to get involved in our bilingual drama, work towards creating a trailer and an hour long performance. We aim to involve students with targeted interests in other SDG and synthesise the drama from the overlap to spread awareness about the importance of SDGs. It will discuss our responsibility to live sustainable lives as the privileged ones to have had quality education. We will plan the project by December end, hold discussion workshop in January-February  and perform in April. SDG 3 | Good Health and Well-Being; SDG 4 |  Quality Education; SDG 10 | Reduced Inequalities; SDG 11 | Sustainable Cities and Communities; SDG 17 | Partnerships for the Goals;

    • Kami Temisjean, Droit civil

    Since food is a very important part of my life, I find it important to pick local and seasonal products. I am in the process of writing a "responsible" cookbook that will be sold to raise funds to set up a community kitchen in Montreal, where the "secrets of cooking" can be shared between members of the golden age and the youth. The idea is to raise awareness and educate the youth, so that they enjoy cooking and are aware of the impact of their choices. SDG 12 | Responsible Consumption and Production

    • Georgiana Ghitau, Social Sciences

    In my Bridging Borders club, we are working on creating a sustainability program with several community partners. We will organize job search workshops for refugees, newcomers and people with disabilities. We realized that more and more people are coming to Canada and that they do not have access to the same resources that we as Canadians have. So, we will have workshops that will teach them how to create a good resume, how to communicate during the interview, how to dress, we will help them network and have jobs that are open to their situation (disabled, immigrant, refugee, different religion). ODD 1 | Pas de pauvreté; ODD 4 | Éducation de qualité; ODD 5 | Égalité entre les sexes; ODD 8 | Travail décent et croissance économique; ODD 11 | Villes et communautés durables; ODD 17 | Partenaires pour la réalisation des objectifs;

    • Jacintha Gedeon, Common Law/Social Sciences

    As Program Coordinator for Pro Bono Students Canada, I work hard to develop programs to help provide access to justice to vulnerable communities in the city. Our projects encompass a number of the goals under SDG 16, such as ensuring public access to information, promoting non-discriminatory laws, providing legal identity (we run an ID clinic in partnership with the Ottawa Mission and the YMCA), and of course to ensure equal access to justice. Our projects mainly aim marginalized communities, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities, etc. We help many communities in many areas of law. SDG 13 | Climate Action; SDG 16 | Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions;




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    2019 Programming

    Date Type of information session Language Time Room
    November 1st Faculty of Science English 11:30am to 1:00pm SMD430
    November 4th General English 10:00am to 11:30am LMX220
    November 5th International Studies and Modern Languages English 2:30pm to 4pm SMD422
    November 8th General French 11:30am to 1:00pm FSS6004
    November 11th Faculty of Arts French 2:30pm to 4:00pm TBT323
    November 12th General English 11:30am to 1:00pm  SMD503
    November 12th Human Kinetics Bilingual 2:30pm to 4:00pm TBT323
    November 13th Common Law English 11:30am to 1:00 pm LMX220
    November 14th Faculty of Engineering English 1:00pm to 2:30pm SMD430
    November 15th General  English 10:00am to 11:30am FSS4014
    November 18th General French 5:30pm to 7:00pm FTX401
    November 20th Faculty of Arts English 10:00am to 11:30am SMD430
    November 26th General English 4:00pm to 5:30pm DMS10161
    November 27th General English 1:00pm to 2:30pm LMX342
    November 28th CLIC English 2:30pm to 4:00pm FTX235


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