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.
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.
Updates on this year's panel coming shortly. See last year's panel 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, 2019, 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.
Every year partner organizations participating in GE Week organize speaker series and keynotes to expose students to the forefront of thinking around global development and the role of engineering.
Global Engineering Week is growing rapidly - in the 3 years since our inception we’ve grown our impact to 10,000 students across Canada and hope to continue this trend in the future to more universities, students, and organizations. We’re currently looking for highly motivated, passionate students from all backgrounds and programs to lead our Growth and Business Development, Hackathon (Hack the Globe), Speaker Panel, Course Partnerships, and Marketing and Digital teams in the 2019-2020 year.
If you’d like to apply to one of our positions, please do so here. We are accepting applications until the end of March 2019.