More than just a game: ILead’s social innovation competition ‘The Game’ aims to engineer a better world


Ashkan Amirghassemi delivered his team’s final presentation at the culminating showcase for ILead’s annual social innovation challenge, The Game. (Photo: Alan Yusheng Wu)

Canadians throw away almost half of the food they buy. This year, five U of T Engineering students joined forces to tackle that huge problem of food waste, and the app they produced earned them top prize at the social problem-solving showdown The Game.

The six-month competition, hosted by the U of T Engineering’s Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead), held its final presentation event Thursday, March 10, 2016. The Game challenges teams of engineering students to tackle a large-scale social problem with very few parameters: the only direction students are given at the outset is to address the question ‘What’s your vision of a better world?’ and they are free to respond however they choose.

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-Kevin Soobrian