Oak Tree 6 & ICON

Attention University of Guelph students. Have you wondered how to get more involved with our community but can’t seem to find time given your course schedule? Have you been looking for an opportunity to use your skills to build impactful solutions to real problems? Are you looking for a new kind of classroom experience? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then read on!

Dr. Shoshanah Jacobs and I are excited to announce an awesome new partnership with Guelph’s very own Oak Tree Project.

This September, the Fall 2020 ICON Classroom will team up The Oak Tree Project to support one of six different local charities as they compete in the Oak Tree 6 competition.

Each year, Oak Tree challenges local charities with great ideas to develop solutions that improve the lives of people in our community. It’s a multistage process that begins with the official launch of Oak Tree 6 on March 26, 2020 (11:30 am – 1:00 pm). Charity groups and community members will gather at the Old Quebec Street Mall to learn more about this year’s challenge, the rules, and the prizes.

After the launch, charities will compete for one of six finalist positions. And then come this fall, interdisciplinary teams of students enrolled in ICON will work with the charity finalists to build solutions to support big issues in our community.

If you are interested in registering for the Fall 2020 offering of ICON, you can find more information here. Or feel free to reach out to us using the contact form below.

If you are interested in attending the event, you can register a ticket at the bottom of this post.


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