Monthly Archives: October 2011

Design Our Tomorrow Conference

Design Our Tomorrow (DOT) is a conference aimed at inspiring young people by meeting, watching and listening to internationally renowned leaders, innovators, thinkers and visionaries.  DOT is modelled after TED but with a focus on young people. The conference is free for students and will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 in Toronto, Canada.  Speakers include a nobel peace prize winner, a Guinness record holder, CEOs and environmentalists.


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War Memorial Scholarships

IODE Canada is a national women’s charitable organization with the mandate to encourage education, community services and quality of life through their scholarships, awards and citizenship programs. Currently, there are six war memorial scholarships available from IODE Canada. Applicants must be Canadian citizens, completed her first degree at a Canadian university and be in at least the second year of her doctorate program. All areas of study are welcome. The deadline for application submissions is December 1, 2011.

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TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

TED is a not-for-profit organization devoted to spreading the ideas of brilliant world renowned  leaders and thinkers. TED began in 1984 as a conference aimed at attracting individuals from technology, entertainment and design (hence the name TED).  Today, TED is more often known as a free online resource for anyone from anywhere to listen and watch presentations from some of the most inspiring, creative and sought after individuals.  TED also hosts global conferences every year, sponsors a TEDprize awarded to the individual with the biggest wish to change the world and has recently launched TEDWomen which explores the question “How are women and girls reshaping the future?”.

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Cleantech Challenge

Cleantech is technology or ideas that offer competitive returns while considering the global environmental challenges that face our planet everyday. The cleantech challenge is a contest for the best cleantech idea. This contest is supported by the not-for-profit organization Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). SDTC’s mission is to build and encourage clean technologies that promote the health of our planet and its inhabitants.  The winner of the cleantech challenge receives a trip to the SDTC Cleantech Focus in Toronto on November 9 to 10, 2011.  Submissions can be in the form of a 200-word written response or 2 minute video. Only students attending a Canadian post-secondary institution are eligible. The deadline for contest submissions is October 15, 2011.

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Change Inc.

Change Inc. is the newly created brain child of Taking It Global and the Public Policy Forum. It is for young social entrepreneurs who have ambitions and/or visions to build a healthier, happier and positive social climate in Canada. The aim of Change Inc. is to provide and cultivate the skills, ideas, connections and resources needed to make the innovations created by these young social entrepreneurs flourish.  They offer online workshops, mentorships and collaboration opportunities. Currently these programs are only available in the province of Ontario.

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