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Graduate Student Challenge: Addressing Canada's Most Pressing Issues

We live in a dynamic and rapidly-changing world, and Canada is no exception. In order to continue to innovate both socially and economically, public and private sectors will need to work together to tackle the issues that pose the greatest challenges to our national success and cohesion as a society. We have identified the three key areas as our starting point, aboriginal advancement; economic development and inclusion; and optimism for the future. By collaborating to build strategies for addressing these challenges, we hope to empower Canadians to play a direct role in shaping the world we want to live in, from Canada's sesquicentennial and beyond.
Are you a Changemaker for social causes? Do you think you have a socially innovative solution for addressing one of the societal challenges facing Canadians as we approach our sesquicentennial?
We're inviting graduate students who are currently enrolled in a Canadian graduate program to submit a proposal designed to address one of the societal challenges detailed in the special feature, Beyond 150: Collaborating for change  
Eligible applicants
•       Are currently enrolled in a Canadian graduate degree program;
•       Possess strong skills in communication, leadership, and innovative thinking; 
•       Have a demonstrated propensity to be a Changemaker for social causes;
•       Have a keen interest in pursuing a career in professional services.
Proposals should be designed with a socially innovative framework, and consider the diverse cultures and points of view of Canadians. 

Submissions will be considered based on the applicants understanding of the challenge and social innovation, the scalability and sustainability of the solution, the creativity and originality of the approach, as well as the practicality of a roadmap for implementation.
Finalists will be highlighted in an upcoming edition of Yonge Street, and have the opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of corporate and community leaders who will select the winning proposal. 
The winner will be invited to attend the Deloitte Leadership Conference in Toronto, August 2016 (travel included).  Additional opportunities may be available depending on the viability of the proposal.
The application deadline is Monday, November 30h, 2015 and finalists will be notified in January, 2016.
Click here to complete the application.

Click here to complete the application in French.