Past Finalists

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Check out past finalists and their winning presentations!


Winning team with sponsor from Kindred

Out of 55 applicants, five finalists were chosen to present their research, and the first-place prize of $2,000, sponsored by Kindred Credit Union, was awarded to Adriana Ceric, Jordan Li, and Sukhmani Sadiora for their presentation on “Wetland Management in the Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario.” 

This group of undergraduate students chose the topic of wetland management out of a passionate interest for the devastating wetland loss in Southern Ontario due to increased development. 

The students’ co-op experience doing research into wetland health and composition as well as urban development informed both their research and passion for the topic. 


Systems map with circular photos of Ayesha, Selina, Alex, Calyssa, and Janet, Campus Finalists


Out of the 23 teams and 6 finalists in UWaterloo's 2022 Map the System Campus Finals, Waterloo’s first-place presentation addressed the lack of affordable housing available for families in Northern British Columbia.

In addition to taking home $2,000 donated by Kindred Credit Union, Calyssa Burke, Yawei (Selina) Han, Alex Petric, Janet Song Cornett-Ching, and Ayesha Zerin Tasnim moved onto the Map the System Canadian Nationals in May of 2022 with their presentation “Investigating Housing Affordability Adequacy Availability In Northern British Columbia."  Read about the competition from the beginning of research, to the campus finals and Canadian finals in these Centre for Peace Advancement articles. 

Although none of the UWaterloo's teams moved onto the Global Finals in Oxford, several Ontario and Waterloo based teams competed, including one representing Wilfrid Laurier University from the Balsille School for International Affairs (BSIA) You can watch the a livestream of global finals here. 



Team photo of Map the System 2020 Finalists with logos on blue background


The UWaterloo Map the System team competed at both the Canadian Finals and Global Finals in 2020! Team members Kaitlin Webber, Sam Petrie, and Emma McDougall focused their research on transit-induced gentrification in the Light Rail Train (LRT) Corridor in Waterloo Region.

Read the reflection on the Map the System campus finals.

Learn more about the team's experience as one of the top 6 finalists at the Canadian finals. Watch the team's Canadian Finals video submission. View the Map the System Canada Finalists Showcase (PDF), which features each team's systems map.

Learn more about the Global Finals Showcase. Watch the team's Global Finals video submission.

View the team's completed systems map (PDF) , written submission (PDF) , and bibliography (PDF).



Map the System 2019 Winners presenting their challenge framework at Conrad Grebel in April 2019


The 2019 UWaterloo Map the System campus winners went on to compete at the Canadian Finals at Ryerson University. The team, Stefan Hogg and Nicolas Werschler, focused on the challenge of food insecurity in Northern Ontario. While they did not advance past the Canadian Finals, their experience as the first ever UWaterloo team in Map the System was incredibly valuable and encouraged dozens of student teams to participate in the challenge in 2020.

Learn more about the 2019 campus finals.

Have any questions? Contact the Campus Lead.