Be prepared to stretch your comfort zone in this intense experience that’s focused on understanding societal change and leadership.
The Game is an intense, project-based, social innovation learning experience. Through your participation, you will work with others to explore human-centred design, systems thinking, societal dynamics, empathy, self-awareness, team functioning, and project implementation. You will also experience emotional ups and downs as you wrestle with the personal and technical hurdles of promoting change. Your teams will be supported by powerful allies in the form of mentors, guest speakers, and fellow students who will help you learn to connect to others, fail, and look deeply at societal systems.
Students who are interested in societal change/social innovation, want to work through ambiguity, empathy, absorb diverse perspectives, and take a step towards realizing a vision for a better world. Must be available for the launch session and on Thursday evenings (see schedule here). Apply as an individual, teams will be formed on the first day of the program.
|Wed Sept 20||6:00-7:00 pm||Info Session||GB120|
|Sat Sept 30||10:00am-4:00pm||Launch!||GB202|
|Thurs Oct 5||6:00-8:00 pm||Design Thinking Workshop||GB202|
|Thurs Oct 19||6:00-8:00 pm||Mentor Matching||GB202|
|Thurs Nov 2||6:00-8:00 pm||Stakeholder Engagement and User Research with Natasha Jamal||BA2159|
|Thurs Nov 16||6:00-8:00 pm||Case Study on Innovation Hub with Julia Smeed||BA2159|
|Thurs Nov 30||6:00-8:00 pm||Midpoint Showcase||GB202|
|Thurs Jan 11||6:00-8:00 pm||Moving Forward||GB202|
|Thurs Jan 25||6:00-8:00 pm||Foresight with OCAD Futures of Social Innovation Research Group||GB202|
|Thurs Feb 8||6:00-8:00 pm||Systems Thinking and Leadership||GB202|
|Thurs Feb 15||6:00-8:00 pm||Social Impact Careers||GB202|
|Thurs Mar 1||6:00-8:00 pm||Practice and Feedback||GB202|
|Thurs Mar 15||6:00-9:00 pm||Project Showcase||GB202|
|Thurs Mar 29||6:00-8:00 pm||Program Debrief and Launchpad||GB202|
How To Join
The application period for the 2017-18 cohort has closed.
- 2016 – 2017 Cohort – Third year’s the charm! Check out photo highlights on Facebook or Twitter using #TheGameUofT. To find out how the year ended, read about the Project Showcase.
- 2015 – 2016 Cohort – The 2015-2016 cycle of The Game marked a huge leap in applications, projects, and scope. Check out photo highlights on Facebook or Twitter using #TheGameUofT. To find out how the year ended, read about the Project Showcase.
- 2014 – 2015 Cohort – In 2014-2015 The Game launched! Take a look at the team profiles. To find out which team won, read about the Project Showcase.