CIC and University of Toronto delivered an exclusive Summer Camp program to CIC students living in Residence during the summer. During the Global Citizenship Challenge program, CIC students:
- had lessons with University of Toronto professors
- had a practical component to apply their knowledge
- received their program certificate at the University’s St. George campus
Sixteen CIC students have successfully completed the Global Citizenship Challenge (GCC) co-hosted by the University of Toronto and CIC.
The program was an intensive experience in team-building and problem solving for motivated students to take on water scarcity – an unsolved problem affecting our global community.
Through case studies, class discussions and research, the students thoroughly researched the issue from multiple perspectives and brainstormed with teammates to explore the complex social, economic and environmental reasons for the lack of safe water supply.
Each participant created their own solution, then explained and defended their approach in a “Town Hall” style debate in the final class.
Another benefit for CIC students participating in this special program was having access to Quercus, UofT’s learning hub! Quercus is an online teaching and learning system exclusive to UofT students, faculty, and staff, but CIC students could get a taste of it before getting into university!
Friday, July 30th was the last day of the program and CIC students were excited to go to St. George campus to receive the University of Toronto Global Citizenship Challenge Certificates!