Global Engineering Week

March 9-15, 2020

Join our 2020-2021 Team!

Global Engineer noun.

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.

What is GE Week?

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.

Our Goal

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.

Upcoming Events

University of Toronto
University of Waterloo
University of Western Ontario
All Schools

Our Impact since 2017


4
Participating
Universities

8.5K
Participating
Students

13.5K
Student
Engagements

16.5K
Learning
Hours

Projected Impact for 2020


5
Participating
Universities

10K
Participating
Students

11.5K
Student
Engagements

25K
Learning
Hours

"AI & Big Data: The Future of Global Development" Speaker Panel

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.

Hack the Globe

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.

Course Partnerships

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.

Interested in Joining the Team?

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.

Our Past and Current Sponsors

Our Institutional Partners

Our NGO Partners and Experts