Call for mentors to register for York’s SDGs in Action Student Challenge

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York University is looking to engage faculty members with expertise and interest in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to mentor and provide advice and support to student project teams participating in York University’s Go Global SDGs in Action Student Challenge.

The program, funded by the Government of Canada’s Outbound Student Mobility Pilot Program Global Skills Opportunity (GSO), aims to empower York students and their peers around the world to take action towards the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a global lens.

Mentors will need to facilitate discussions, workshops and immersive abroad opportunities for York students and their peers in order to 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.

The program rolls out as follows:

From Oct. 10 to 13, students will participate in workshops hosted by mentors to build SDG knowledge and global competencies, including learning concepts in international development, social change, grassroots movements and community engagement. The workshops are designed under the principles of inclusive pedagogy, intersectionality and Universal Design of Instruction (UDI).

Next student groups will work towards a Dec. 5 deadline to plan and execute SDG community action projects advised by mentors and in collaboration with student peers from York global partners. Teams will be supported by York project teams from project ideation, pitch and implementation.

Lastly, on Dec. 6, students will share their experiences and learnings at a knowledge fair, by showcasing SDG community projects with the wider York community, Canadian peers and international partners.

To learn more about the Go Global SDGs in Action Student Challenge, visit here.

Those interested in registering as mentors can do so here.