We received 62 team submissions in the Humber Beyond COVID-19: Global Systems Gap Challenge. Submissions were evaluated for their ability to demonstrate understanding of a systemic issue, illustrate the current solutions landscape, and analyze the gaps/spaces for future intervention. Our expert panel deliberated and chose the top eight teams, two teams for each theme!
Agents of Atlas
Why do a large number of small businesses in Ontario tend to close in five years?
Mishal Chaudry, Computer Engineering Technology;
Kristopher Dorneles, Federal University of Goiás (Brazil)
Remote Networking Revolutionaries
Why hasn’t Ontario, Canada adopted a proactive approach towards remote work despite the substantial benefits for both employees and employers?
Sasha Acevedo, Bachelor of Commerce (Finance);
Francisca Figueroa, Global Business Management;
Truc Linh Nguyen, Global Business Management;
Audrey Michelle Wenny Yolanda, Hasanuddin University (Indonesia)
Why do recent (1-2 years) business graduates in Canada struggle to find relevant jobs?
Tatsuya Murakami, Kansai Gaidai University (Japan);
Jessica Lynn, Electromechanical Engineering Technology;
Phu Nguyen, Bachelor of Commerce (Finance);
Jessica Cole, Business Administration;
Canh Thai Binh Nguyen, Global Business Management;
Ratih Nasri, Hasanuddin University (Indonesia)
The Eduvation Approach
Despite innovations in education, a gap in literacy in the elementary educational level still exists in traditionally low income neighbourhoods in Toronto.
Haya Masood, Content Strategy;
Thuan Nhan Nguyen, Bachelor of Public Relations;
Blessy Dev, Global Business Management;
Valrie McKenzie, University of Technology (Jamaica)
Why does food insecurity in Nunavut continue to rise despite the rise in federal subsidies before and during COVID-19?
Emily McClung, Content Strategy;
Leanne Sagun, Bachelor of Commerce (Healthcare Management)
How does anxiety and depression lead to increasing rate of suicide in Tokyo?
Linelle Griffith-Ray, Bachelor of Public Relations;
Ayushi Shah, Marketing Management;
Laura Clayson, Bachelor of Film and Media Production;
Jordan Freeman, Broadcasting - Radio Diploma;
Ziling Yuan, Prospective Student;
Ami Maruki, Kansai Gaidai University (Japan)