A global engineer is an individual who possesses both the technical knowledge to solve problems in various international contexts and the ability to incorporate the unique socioeconomic, cultural, and political considerations of the affected communities to develop truly sustainable solutions.
Global Engineering Week, held in mid-March, is a week-long initiative partnered with universities, NGOs, and industry leaders that exposes engineering students to multidisciplinary thinking through a hackathon, speaker series, events, and case studies in courses. It emphasizes the importance of addressing socio-economic, political, cultural, and technical considerations when solving global problems to develop sustainable and innovative solutions.
We aim to provide an immersive and interactive learning experience for students across Canada. We want to create the next generation of global engineering thinkers to solve the world’s toughest problems.
This year, we are excited to host a speaker panel with global thought leaders from The Gates Foundation, the Boston Consulting Group, Element AI, Darwin AI, the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo, and LEAP | Pecaut Center. The panel will be hosted at the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo. Learn more here.
Global Engineering Week, partnered with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), is excited to host Hack the Globe, the first social impact hackathon of its kind in Canada. Hack the Globe will bring together 128 of Canada’s brightest students between February 29th - March 15th, 2020, to develop innovative solutions to the most pressing global development challenges. Learn more here.
We have partnered with faculty across Canada to introduce real-life global poverty case studies, examples, and readings into the engineering curriculum during GE Week, ranging from electrical communications systems to entrepreneurship to engineering design. In 2019, we partnered with nearly 55 courses across Canada and engaged 7,500+ students in the classroom. Next year, we aim to partner with 55+ courses across Canada.
Global Engineering Week is growing rapidly - in the 4 years since our inception we’ve grown our impact to over 10,000 students across Canada and hope to keep growing in the many years to come. We are currently looking for driven, passionate students from all backgrounds and programs to lead our Growth and Partnerships, Hackathon (Hack the Globe), Speaker Panel, Course Partnerships, and Marketing and Digital teams in the 2020-2021 year.
If you’d like to apply to one of our positions, please do so here.