Student Resources

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This page catalogues important resources for Map the System participants to access throughout the duration of the competition.

Students may take part in Map the System as part of a course or independently. Students who are taking part in Map the System outside of a course are encouraged to take advantage of the non-course syllabus to help guide them through competition milestones.

Competition Rules & Guidebooks

Map the System Information Session (January 2022)

Remote video URL

Map the System Student Webinar(November 2020)

Remote video URL

Competition Timeline

Date Details
November 1 Team Registration Opens
January 31 Team Registration Deadline
February - April Research Period
April 3  Submission Deadline
April 10 Local Campus Finals
May 24-27 Map the System Canada Finals (in Calgary, Alberta)

Contact Campus Lead, Jordan Li, for guidance on student resources.

Systems Mapping Resources

  • Review this 12 step "Student Guide to Mapping a System" that will help you and your team walk through the process of mapping a system
  • Review the tool, Impact Gaps Canvas created by Daniela Papi-Thornton, designer of Map the System. This exercise will help you understand the landscape of your problem and identify some paths to a solution

Research Design Resources

Remote video URL

Presentation Resources