Dr. Shoshanah Jacobs and I are incredibly excited to announce the name of our community partner for the fall 2020 Ideas Congress (ICON) classroom. This year, students from across campus will have the opportunity to work with the Oak Tree Project and three different local charitable organizations in support of COVID-19 pandemic relief.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on our day to day lives, but this impact has not been felt equally. Many people in our community have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic because of a loss of income, a loss of connection to the community, a loss of necessary services, and more.
Between now and July 15, charitable organizations from Guelph and Wellington will have the opportunity to submit their proposals for pandemic recovery. Of the proposals submitted, three will be selected for the ICON classroom where interdisciplinary teams of students will work together with the charitable organizations to bring their ideas to life.
This is an incredible opportunity for students and community to work together to make a significant impact, and we are extremely excited that the Oak Tree team has given the ICON students the opportunity to make a difference.
If you are a charitable organization or a not-for-profit and you’d like to know more about the Oak Tree 6 competition, check out the Oat Tree Guelph website here.
We can’t wait to welcome you to ICON Fall 2020.