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Apply for RISE (Real Impact on Society & Environment) Award

Are you involved in a student-led project based on one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

Jan 26, 2022


Are you a McMaster student/recent graduate or student team, working on a voluntary, social enterprise or environmental project that you would like to scale up, develop and build?

Does it directly address one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals?

What is it?

RISE (Real Impact on Society and Environment) is an international competition that will showcase student led projects and achievements in sustainability and social innovation and accelerate the scale and impact of student-led projects by connecting participating students with a network of experts in academia and industry.

McMaster will be nominating student-led projects in categories (Most Innovative, Most Impact, Most Potential, Most Collaborative) to represent McMaster University in the global final U21 RISE awards competition.

How do I apply?

Create a 3-5 minute video to pitch your idea and you could wine one of three $2000.00 awards. Video guidelines can be found here. The video entry deadline is February 21, 2022 by 11:59 p.m.                

Where can I find more information?

For more information on contest guidelines please visit: awards-2/

If you have an idea, want feedback on your presentation or want to practice your presentation, we’re here to help. Contact Tania Hakim