Why Participate?

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The World’s Challenge Challenge is an exciting way to engage in discussion and debate about world issues, and to bring ideas from many different perspectives to the table. Western strives to bring together individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community: to create global citizens who think creatively, and critically, about significant issues that affect us all. It starts with one idea, one discussion. Who knows where it may lead?

Benefits to Participants

  • Opportunity to learn more about a global issue or problem of interest to you
  • Spend time working with colleagues from different disciplines, learning different approaches to the chosen problem
  • Gain experience preparing and presenting compelling arguments in front of academic and community leaders
  • Generate excitement and support for your ideas and proposed solution
  • Earn recognition among your peers and local university community
  • Make global connections with others who have a passion for changing the world
  • Participation in the World's Challenge Challenge enhances your graduate or professional school application, and your CV
  • Winning teams have the opportunity to benefit from a free trip to London, Canada for the Global Final