The Game

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 for those who want a challenge. Teams have the chance to win $5000 to fund a project that aims to move society forward. Participants will go through a roller coaster of mental and emotional experiences as they wrestle with the personal and technical hurdles of promoting change. Teams will be supported by powerful allies in the form of mentors, guest speakers, and fellow students who will help them learn to connect to others, fail, and look deeply at societal systems.

Great For
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.

How To Join
Applications are open from mid-August to mid-September.

Time Commitment
15 – 20+ hours/semester from October to March. Regular meetings 2 – 3 times a month.

2016 – 2017 Cohort

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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.