What is Map the System?

Tackling global challenges starts with understanding a problem and its wider context. This competition asks you to select a social or environmental issue and to explore, probe, and research all the connecting elements and factors around it. We want you to present this issue back to us in a way that people can understand, share, and learn from.

How do I get involved?

learn about map the system

  1. Review the submission guidelines on the Map the System Canada website
  2. Read Map the System 2022 is underway!
  3. Review frequently asked questions
  4. Connect with Map the System Campus Lead, Leah Feor with questions by email
  5. View the recording of the Map the System Information Session
  6. Form your team and pick a topic!

register for map the system

  1. Register for Map the System by January 31, 2022

map your system

  1. Review the resources available to you
  2. Begin your research
  3. Connect with Map the System Campus Lead, Leah Feor for support
  4. Map your system!

compete for cash prizes

  1. Submit your written submission materials by April 3, 2022 at 11:59 PM.
  2. If chosen, compete at the University of Waterloo Campus Final on April 7, 2022 for a chance to win up to $2,000!
  3. If chosen, compete at the Canadian Final!
  4. If chosen, compete at the Global Final in Oxford, UK!
 

2022 Campus Final Prizes

Kindred Credit Union logoFirst place: $2,000House Inadequacy in Northern BCCalyssa Burke, Yawei (Selina) Han, Alex Petric, Janet Song Cornett-Ching, and Ayesha Zerin Tasnim
Owl Practice logoSecond place: $1,000Addressing Food Insecurity in DominicaAisha Sada, Duncan Chalmers, Elham Mohammadi, Madina Kane, and Nazek Quteishat
WICI logoThird place: $500HVAC Emissions in Ontario ResidencesMonika Mikhail, Cassandra Sherlock, and Melanie Issett

Who won last year?

Kindred Credit Union LogoFirst Place: $2,000Precarious conditions for foreign labour in Malaysian palm oil plantationsMuhammed Ahsanur Rahim, Ewomazino IyanuOluwa Odhigbo and Leah Feor
University of Waterloo ShieldSecond Place: $1,000University of Waterloo student food insecurityVictoria Lumax, Blair Ashford and Jen Collins
Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation LogoThird place: $500Vaccine hesitancy in CanadaDelia Lin, Josee Maurice and Lauren Forrest
Owl Practice LogoPACS Award: $1,000University of Waterloo student food insecurityVictoria Lumax, Blair Ashford and Jen Collins

 

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Email Map the System Campus Lead, Leah Feor at mapthesystem@uwaterloo.ca with any questions.

Map the System is an initiative of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, in partnership with educational institutions across the world.


Resources


Review the Map the System Workbook

Map the System Workbook


Review the 2022 Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation Criteria


Upcoming Events

UWaterloo Map the System Campus Final

Map the System Campus Final April 7, 2022