Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible to register? | How do I find teammates? |Should I participate as part of a course or independently? | Which courses integrate Map the System at UWaterloo in 2022?| What is the competition timeline?What systems did past finalists map? | Who do I contact if I have questions?

Am I eligible to register?

To participate in Map the System at the University of Waterloo, you must:

  • Have a team of 1 to 5 individuals with at least one team member who is a current student at University of Waterloo or recent graduate (within 12 months)
  • Be interested in learning more about a problem you are passionate about

How do I find teammates?

If you are looking for teammates, reach out to Map the System Campus Lead, Leah Feor by email. Tell Leah about a topic area you are interested in and she can help connect you with others who are seeking teammates.


Should I participate as part of a course or independently?

If you participate as part of a course, you will receive:

  • Support from your instructor
  • Milestones laid out in a syllabus
  • Access to teammates

If you participate independently, you will benefit from:

  • Freedom to work on your own timeline
  • Milestones laid out in a non-course syllabus

*No matter how you choose to participate, you will have access to support from Map the System Campus Lead, Leah Feor and resources online.


Which courses integrate Map the System at UWaterloo in 2022?

Course Code

Course Name

Instructor

ENBUS 403

Sustainable Entrepreneurship Project

Sean Geobey

ENBUS 650

Environmental Finance

Olaf Weber

INDEV 308

Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

Jason Thistlethwaite

INDEV 607

Methods for Sustainable Development Practice: A Systems Approach

Simron Singh

SYDE 362

Systems Design Methods 2

Matthew Borland

INTEG 441/641

Hard Decisions and Wicked Problems

Vanessa Schweizer

REC 480

Advanced Seminar in Tourism Development

Karla Boluk


What is the competition timeline?

Date Details
November 1, 2021 Student Registration Opens
January 31, 2022 UWaterloo Student Registration Deadline
April 3, 2022 UWaterloo Campus Final Student Submission Deadline
April 7, 2022 UWaterloo Campus Final
April 14, 2022 Campus Finalists Selected and Contacted
April 24, 2022 National Submission Deadline
May 4 - 6, 2022 Canadian National Final
May 9, 2022 Global Finalists Announced
June 2, 2022 Global Submission Deadline
June 16 - 29, 2022 Global Final

What systems did past finalists map?


Who do I contact if I have questions?

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