"A global engineer is defined as one who has the personal qualities, international knowledge, and technical skills required to work effectively in a range of international settings and work environments." - The National Academies Press
GE Week, held in March, partners with universities to expose engineering students to the importance of addressing socioeconomic, political, cultural and technical factors to develop innovative, sustainable solutions through curriculum, speakers, and events.
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.
Dan Frey, Head of MIT's Design Lab, 6-8PM HS610
CGEN researchers, free good, games & prizes! 10AM-3PM BA Lobby
Tackle global problems, compete and network! 9AM-3PM, OISE 5th floor
We strive 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.
We have partnered with faculty 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, impacting 2,500 students in the classroom alone.
Through this event, participants will be challenged to understand the key stakeholders involved, the economic and long-term feasibility of proposed solutions, and the unintended consequences of actions. This multidisciplinary competition bridges the gap between international development, business and engineering.