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The Experience

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Nav Bhatia

“This one-month journey was very insightful as I worked on a live project on a global platform. I got a chance to work with a team comprised of members from all over the world. This challenge helped me grow professionally, as well as personally. I also learned more about virtual meeting tools, as the challenge was completed completely remotely.”

- Nav Bhatia, Humber College, Global Business Management (Team 24)

Abigale Stephens

“This was a unique experience that gave me the opportunity to acquire flexibility and adaptability, learn conflict resolution strategies and most importantly, build relationships and possibly long-lasting friendships.”

- Abigale Stephens, Humber College – Bachelor of Commerce, Healthcare Management (Team 36)

Anastasiia Mikhlina

“The Challenge was difficult at first; new platform, new people - but it went beyond any expectations. At the end, I feel very happy to have been a part of this challenge and part of this team because it brought me to a new level of understanding, empathy and communication.”

- Anastasiia Mikhlina, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland (Team 23)

Joshane Johnson

“It was a great pleasure to meet and bond with students from all over the world. I was able to gain knowledge, new ideas and concepts different from my own. The experience was quite unique and fun at the same time. This systems-thinking project with globally diverse teams in a virtual environment has helped me to prepare for the new normal!”

- Joshane Johnson, Humber College, Human Resources Management (Team 29)

Harit Sharma

“I am happy to be a part of this challenge, because I now have a few more people to connect with over the globe. This has really helped me strengthen my teamwork skills, presentation skills and research skills.”

- Harit Sharma, Humber College, Global Business Management (Team 45)

 Luong Khanh Linh

“To be honest, this would be one of the coolest decisions of mine in 2020.”

- Luong Khanh Linh, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland (Team 40)

Ziling Yuan

“Our team was truly universal, from all around the world including Japan, India, China, Barbados to Canada which brought so much diversity, culture and perspective into our project. This project has tremendously assisted in benefitting my education and preparing me for my future career endeavours, where I am certain these skills can apply.”

- Ziling Yuan, Prospective Humber Student, China (Team 59)

Latavia Hillocks

“If I had the opportunity to participate in this challenge again, or something similar to it, I would take that opportunity without hesitation.”

- Latavia Hillocks, Humber College - Bachelor of Applied Arts, Paralegal Studies (Team 61)

Shelley Opaleke

“Working with a global team immediately gave me additional resources, places, ideals, vantage points and perspectives I just wouldn’t have had. Specifically, the systems thinking project allowed us to directly learn from one another and offer a different lens than expected.”

- Shelley Opaleke, Humber College - Bachelor of Behavioral Science (Team 38)

Katharina Schramm

“This was such an inspirational challenge, and I am proud to have been a part of it! My team and I have managed to come together from different places in the world to take part in this virtual challenge and talk about the high rate of depression amongst post-secondary international students. Apart from meeting my amazing team members, this challenge has helped me grow, both professionally and personally, in ways I didn’t expect.”

- Katharina Schramm, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands (Team 36)

Michelle Ntiamoa

“I learned better research skills and I am able to apply the topic that I chose to my current career path. Being in the Bachelor of Health Science - Workplace Health and Wellness program, I am constantly trying to problem-solve situations relating to Health and Wellness. Now I will be able to use models such as the ice berg model and challenge mapping in order to resolve further issues”

- Michelle Ntiamoa, Humber College – Bachelor of Health Sciences, Workplace Health and Wellness (Team 36)

Kristopher Dorneles

“I feel that the Challenge was an enriching experience because it pushed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to think about urgent matters from different perspectives. It also allowed me to work in a team.”

- Kristopher Dorneles, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil (Team 11)

Valrie McKenzie

“It was a WOW experience! Wonderful opportunity to work together.”

- Valrie McKenzie, University of Technology, Jamaica (Team 44)