March 30, 2022

McGill Dobson Cup 2022 Winners

by Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

The 14th edition of the McGill Dobson Bootcamp and Cup program powered by National Bank was filled with ambition and innovation. Forty-one teams were initially selected to be a part of the highly competitive program in January.This year's competition highlighted the importance of supporting and embracing diversity within innovation. From startups exploring mental and sexual health to education accessibility, the finalists brought their diverse perspectives and backgrounds to create ground-breaking solutions to today's issues. These remarkable entrepreneurs come from 8 McGill Faculties, seven countries, and 16 other universities.
November 1, 2021

Algo: Converting toxic algae into a sustainable source of energy

by Neale McDevitt, Editor, McGill Reporter

Launched as part of McGill’s Bicentennial celebrations, impact200 is a sustainability challenge aimed at turning student ideas into concrete projects to make the world a better, and greener, place. The objective is to address, in particular, the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals designed to protect the planet, improve lives and end poverty.The response from McGill students was impressive: 44 teams of between three and six members submitted proposals following the original call for entries in late 2020. Of those, 10 were named as finalists this past April.The projects focus on alleviating environmental and social problems in myriad ways. These initiatives include everything from converting harmful excess algal bloom into biomass and transforming solid waste into nutrition; to purifying contaminated water and developing a solar mobile refrigerator for clinics in remote regions. The common thread tying all impact200 finalists together is to make the world a better place.
December 11, 2021

Meet the winners of impact200

by Brianna Emmily Klint, Communications Officer, Communications and External Relations

As McGill looks to its third century, the impact200 challenge presented the ideal opportunity to celebrate McGillians and their bright ideas – ones that will shape the future of our campuses and our world. All the while, students and young alumni alike were provided with a hands-on learning opportunity. On December 2, the Bicentennial Office hosted the impact200 Awards Ceremony – the culmination of a year and a half of identifying and supporting Bright Spots in the McGill community.Also known as the Bicentennial Student Sustainability Challenge, impact200 began in the summer of 2020 with the goal of uniting like-minded individuals in the McGill community who are passionate about addressing sustainability issues. Teams of students, initially 44 submissions, worked together under the mentorship of McGill alumni and employees to develop transformative projects. Each project looks to implement solutions to local or global sustainability challenges, inspired by one or more of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
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