Global Engineering Challenge

Come together with high school students from across the world to tackle an engineering challenge.

Registration Closed

Updates regarding 2024 programming coming soon. Please join our mailing list for updates on future programs and registration times.


Spring dates TBA




Grade 9–12

Program Fee


Program Highlights

  • You will delve into real-world issues and engineer design-based solutions.

  • Employing the Engineering Design Cycle and honing engineering thought processes, you will collaborate within teams to navigate this exciting journey.

  • Connect from anywhere! This program is hosted virtually using the University's Learning Management System (Quercus) and industry-leading communication tools.

  • Develop innovative solutions to solve 21st century global challenges!

Full Description

The Global Engineering Challenge is a virtual program for current high school students with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math. You will participate in workshops that will provide them with a deeper understanding of the challenges engineers face, and then be guided towards developing effective solutions. You will develop the technical and trans-disciplinary competencies necessary to identify, learn, and apply along with engineering practices to resolve global challenges, create new technologies and contribute to the prosperity of society.

The Global Engineering Challenge is a remote, online and accessible opportunity. We look forward to engaging with you!

Program Details


Winter dates TBA


Sundays - 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM


This program is offered to students in Grades 9–12 (2023/2024 academic year.)

Creating an Active Account

If this is your first time registering for one of our programs, you will be prompted to create an Active account as you register. If you are successful in getting a spot in the workshop, your spot will be held for you as you complete the registration form, so no need to rush.

Please note that it is not possible to create an account before the registration date.


If you see that a course is waitlisted on the registration page, that means there are no available spaces. If a space opens up in the course, those on the waitlist will be notified immediately in the order that they registered.



Cancellation Policy

A refund or a credit, less a $80 administrative fee is available for cancellation requests received by 11:59 PM ET on the Monday before the session start date. No refunds or credits will be issued after this point. Please note that this charge is to cover administrative processing fees. Thank you for your understanding! For more details regarding cancellation deadlines, please refer to your confirmation email once you have completed the registration process.

Your health and the health of our community are important to us. In light of circumstances around assessing symptoms, refund requests for programs that are received after the cancellation deadline will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.


Bursaries are available to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and protected persons who demonstrate financial need. To find out more about our bursary application process and to apply, please click here.

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Registration is Closed

Registration for the summer 2023 season is now closed. Updates for the winter 2024 season are coming soon. Please join our mailing list for updates on future programs and registration times.