Students tackle real global issues, right in the classroom

Global Solutions introduces grade 11 and 12 students to a current global problem and provides them the background, tools and guidance to propose solutions in an innovative way. Students receive a Global Ideas Challenge Topic with related readings, video lectures, and an opportunity to present their creative solutions with a go-to-market plan. These challenge topics or global problems are being tackled by researchers at the Munk School, University of Toronto and many other international institutions. The program culminates in students presenting their solutions in a symposium.

The Global Solutions program is curriculum-aligned and resources provided serve as a cross curricular vehicle to expand student awareness of global issues.

The key purpose of Global Solutions is to bring the ‘world into the classroom’ by developing rigour, problem solving, critical thinking skills, and multiple perspectives on global issues.


The Global Solutions program at the Ottawa Catholic School Board
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Global Solutions registration
Global Solutions Page

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city of surrey