Bachelor of International Development (ID) degree students took first place in Humber's Map the System competition finals. Map the System is a global competition run by Oxford University that challenges students to think deeply about social and environmental change using a system thinking approach.
The winning submission was "Food Insecurity in Toronto" by three senior ID students Natsuki Kyokane, Shannon O'Connor and Khantulga Zalaa-Uu.
This year, Humber's student teams were joined by international teams of students from partners of the Global Polytechnic Alliance (GPA). The GPA teams placed both second and third in this year's competition and had at least one ID student within their group. Second place was awarded to the submission "Mental Health of Post-Secondary Students" with fourth-year ID student team member Samantha Groover while third place was awarded to "Mobile Phones and E-Waste" with third-year ID student team member Valeria Contreras.
Fourth-year ID students Emily Akerman and Patty Yanes placed fourth on their project "Underemployment and the Gig Economy in the GTA".
The Humber team finished in the top 8 at the Canadian Semi-Finals, advancing to the finals on May 7th. The team did a great job at the finals but just missed proceeding to the Global Finals.