Students invited to Hack the Farm - the Improve Life Challenge 2020

Posted on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

For the first time this year, CESI is thrilled to join others on campus in organizing the Improve Life Challenge 2020: Hack the Farm!

The Improve Life Challenge: Hack the Farm is a one-day immersive experience where interdisciplinary student teams work together with community partners to tackle real problems and come up with possible solutions. At the end of the day, teams present their solutions in a pitch-style competition.

This year, the Improve Life Challenge will focus on the agricultural and food industry. The agricultural and food industry is changing and facing new pressures and issues related to evidence-based decision-making, sustainable business practices, mental health and risk mitigation. With the Improve Life Challenge: Hack the Farm, students from across the University of Guelph are invited to explore these issues and use their knowledge, skills and ideas to find innovative ways to address them. The first, second and third place student teams will take home monetary prizes of up to $1600, in addition to having the possibility of continuing to work with their community or industry partner to implement their solution!

The Improve Life Challenge 2020: Hack the Farm will take place on Friday, March 6th from 8am until 7pm. Students can apply to participate by filling the Improve Life Challenge online application form by January 31.

For more information, take a look at the Improve Life Challenge 2020 website, review the list of community partners and the challenges they hope to address, or contact the John F. Wood Centre.

 Hack the Farm.

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