Winter 2021 uOttawa Contest on Sustainable Development Goals
There’s never been a better time to come together to create your own impact in the world! Help build a better tomorrow by sharing your ideas on a sustainable future for our uOttawa campus, community and beyond!
What are we looking for? If you have a brand new idea or if you’re already taking action on fighting for a more sustainable future, we want to hear from you! Submit your application and showcase your initiative!
To be eligible to the contest, participants must:
- Propose an initiative which:
- Addresses an issue linked to one, or more sustainable development goals;
- Outlines an action plan that is clear and logistically feasible;
- Demonstrates innovation and potential for long-term transformational change.
- Share their initiative on social media by tagging us on Instagram @uottawa_international, @uottawa_alumni, Facebook @uottawa_international, @uOttawaAlumni and LinkedIn @uOttawa | uOGlobal! We encourage you to use our hashtags: #SDGs #uOGlobal and #uOttawa
- Submit the contest application form
Who can participate?
- Students (domestic, international, part-time, full-time, alumni)
- Professors (all teaching personnel)
- Staff (all support staff at uOttawa)
- Small changes can make big differences. Living sustainably leads to better personal health, greater prosperity in our communities and a healthier environment.
- Participants submitting as a team will receive accreditation for one eligible activity towards the Entrepreneurial Mindset Certificate (networking stream) and the uOGlobal recognition.
- Individual entry : One gift basket filled with zero-waste items from Nu Grocery
- Honourable mention : One gift basket filled with zero-waste items from Nu Grocery
- Winning team (up to 5 members): Monetary prize to support the proposed initiative
Deadline to submit your entry to the uOttawa SDG Contest: Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 3 p.m.
Don’t know where to begin? Get inspired here!
Have questions about the contest? Write to us!
Thanks to the support of our exclusive sponsor!
uOttawa student initiatives (2019):
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.
SDG 13 and 16
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.
SDG 3, 4, 10, 11, 17
Kami Temisjean, Civil Law
With my spouse, we are writing a "responsible" cookbook that will be sold to raise funds to set up a community kitchen in Montreal.
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.
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.
SDG 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 17
Rahul Balasundaram, Social Sciences
We mobilized over 160 participants from public, private, civil society and academic actors to discuss various sustainable development challenges around the world.
All 17 SDGs
Consider using SDG logos as part of your event promotional tools by sharing them in a post on social media using the following hashtags: #SDGs #IEW2020, #uOttawa, #uOGlobal, #uOExperience, #UnitedNations.
Don’t forget to tag us @uOttawa and @uOttawa_international!
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- March 3: Remote and Virtual Labs - Middle East Technical University (METU)
- February 23: Youth-Led Climate Action & Children’s Right to the Environment
- February 10-12: National 2021 SDG Conference Bergen - University of Bergen
- February 9: Creating smart, sustainable campuses for international students - Times Higher Education
- January 28: Uncovering Health Disparities among Immigrant Communities in the Pandemic - ISSP
- January 26: Food for Thought: Minority health disparities and Covid-19
- January 20-22: Sustainable and Inclusive Internationalization Virtual Conference - York University
- January 20: Zero Waste 101
- December 16: Sustainable Management of Solid Waste. Latin America and the Caribbean
- December 10: TRIVIA for International Human Rights Day
- December 10: Conference: The Arctic Region in 2020 - Centre for International Policy Studies
- December 8: Support group for students from racialized communities
- December 7: Live at-home Zumba
- December 3: Intersections of Leadership, Climate Change, and Social Justice - International Leadership Association
- December 2: Building Bridges - Community Equity
- December 2: Good Practices on SDG Implementation: Inspiring Examples to Drive Change - Department of Economics and Social Affairs
- December 1st: Giving Tuesday - The Human Rights Research and Education Centre
- November 27: Achieving Health Equity: A conversation with the Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda
- November 25: Building Bridges - Urban Transformation
- November 21: Virtual Escape Room - UNICEF
- November 18: Building Bridges - Environment and Sustainability
- November 16-20: Canadian Bureau for International Education Virtual Conference
- November 16-22: Global Entrepreneurship Week
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