York University’s Go Global SDGs in Action Student Challenge is seeking expressions of interest from faculty and students for an international experiential learning initiative focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Funded by the Government of Canada’s Outbound Student Mobility Pilot Program Global Skills Opportunity (GSO), York University’s Go Global SDGs in Action Student Challenge aims to empower York students and their peers around the world to take action towards the achievement of the United Nations (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a global lens. Through facilitated discussions, workshops and immersive opportunities taking place abroad, York students and their peers will develop global competencies, leadership, digital fluency and project management skills necessary to take action on SDGs. By participating in the program, students will learn and experience the opportunities and challenges in leading community action for social change.
Organizers of this initiative are looking to engage with faculty members who have expertise and interest in the SDGs who would be interested in mentoring, providing advice and support to student project teams participating in the SDGs in Action Student Challenge. To learn more, download a PDF of the full Call for Faculty and SDG experts.
Faculty interested in participating in this unique international and experiential learning initiative should send a confirmation of interest as a faculty mentor/SDG expert by no later than Nov. 30, to Helen Balderama, associate director, International Partnerships and Programs, York International, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy Marierose Talla, global learning coordinator, York international, by email at email@example.com.
York students are encouraged to apply to participate in this initiative to create local and global impact. By participating in the SDGs in Action Student Challenge, students can grow their knowledge about the SDGs and other important global skills such as intercultural communication, leadership, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, digital fluency and project management skills through workshops. Students can lead their own action projects that contribute to the SDGs with the mentorship from York University, partner faculties, global experts and in collaboration with other student peers from around the world.
Up to $8,000 is available to support study, research or work in the communities/locations that will benefit from an SDG project (funding is available to current York University students only and will depend on duration, location of study, work or research abroad, which will be configured to best fit a student’s degree path and objectives). To learn more, download a PDF of the full Call for Student Participation. Students can apply by visiting https://yorku.moveonca.com/form/618928e2523d487d307c32f2/eng#.
To learn more, visit the Go Global SDGs in Action Student Challenge website.