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UNHack is a community event for all undergrad post-secondary and Grade 11 & 12 high school students to come together for an unforgettable weekend to try and solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.

You will take part in an experiential learning opportunity with the Lassonde School of Engineering BEST Program at York University, which will help you learn how you can solve some of the most important challenges facing our world.

We hope that this experience helps shift your perspective and encourages you to explore how you can address important global issues, reflect on your experiences, and challenge the existing norms and traditional career pathways.

Over the weekend, you will work to solve global challenges along with your team by following our structured design sprint methodology. With this methodology, you will be able to identify an important problem, develop a viable solution and build an implementation plan.

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Hourly Schedule

Friday, November 19

5 pm - 9 pm
Meet and form teams, choose a sustainability challenge, and formulate a “How Might We” statement

Saturday, November 20

9:30 am - 5 pm
Work in teams to ideate solutions, synthesize build and enhance alternate solutions, build and test prototypes

Sunday, November 21

9 am - 3:30 pm
Practice pitch and receive feedback, final pitch, closing ceremony and prize announcement


Nov 19 - 21 2021


5:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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