Participating in the CSR category was an eye-opening experience for all of us. As university students, many of us have a personal laptop that we can use for our schoolwork, co-op jobs, as well as just Netflix binge sessions. However, our case showed us that there are so many Canadian students without a personal laptop to use. We quickly realized that many people probably have old laptops just lying around the house, that they could potentially donate to students in need - especially during the current pandemic! Now more than ever it is important to ensure that every student has access to online resources. The competition not only allowed us to develop our critical thinking and soft skills, but it also taught us about current issues many of us are facing.
Overall, we successfully collaborated to pitch our recommendation to the judges and we placed third!