What is Map the System?

The Oxford Map the System Challenge, hosted by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University, requires students to showcase their understanding of system-level social and environmental challenges. Unlike a pitch competition, students in the Map the System Challenge are evaluated based not on a ‘solution’ to a problem, but rather on the depth of understanding of the problem, as well as the nature, diversity, efficacy and relationships of current interventions (whether by governments, NGOs, social movements or the marketplace). With the support of the Institute for Community Prosperity, students will develop a presentation on their issue and have the chance to participate at the Global Finals at the University of Oxford and compete for cash prizes.

The Challenge is also open to students of all levels, programs and disciplines, including recent graduates (having completed studies within 12 months of the date you register for the competition). Participants can apply for Map the System as an individual or in a team of up to 5 people, with at least one member of the team being a current student or recent graduate.

Want to Learn More?

Visit the Oxford Map The Systems website: http://mapthesystem.sbs.ox.ac.uk/?slide=home

Book an info session with a Latasha Calf Robe. To book an info session please contact Latasha at lcalfrobe@mtroyal.ca

Ready to register your team?

Registration only takes 5-10 minutes to complete. Click on the link below to register your team today.

Registration Link:   https://oxfordsaid.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_doFa1eiU2VDHtZ3

This registration form must be received by 28 January 2019 and is required in order to participate in Map the System.  

What do you need to register....

1)  Names of all Team Member(s) 
You can register up to a team of 5

2) Student Information
University, Program, Year of Study

3) Describe the social/environmental issue you wish to research (max 30 words)
Please specify if you are focusing on this issue as it applies to a particular geography (e.g. 'Maternal and child health in South Africa', 'Homelessness in London'). This is only informative; you are free to change your focus at a later time.

4 )Briefly describe how you plan to research this issue (max 150 words)
In a few sentences, explain how you will approach your research, e.g. main questions and methods for gathering information.

Important Dates:

January 28, 2019

Student Registration Deadline

April 1st, 2019

Final Student Submission Due

April 5th, 2019

Mount Royal University Map the System Final

May 3-4, 2019

Canadian Map the System Final

June 7-9, 2019

Global Final at Oxford University