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Learn new approaches to team-building, innovation and international community collaboration. Gain the tangible skills to tackle real issues and apply your problem-solving best practices to address real-world obstacles affecting our global neighbours.

  • Learn how Design Thinking empowers global decision-making
  • Become well-versed in agile innovation methodologies, prototyping and pitching
  • Hear from international civic and industry leaders
  • Interact with current Huron students and prestigious alumni for valuable advice and mentorship to help you prepare for your studies and careers after high school

Cap off your camp experience with a fun yet challenging innovation hackathon. Win prizes and add this impressive experience to your resume and portfolio. All participants who attend Huron’s Innovation Summer Camp will receive an Innovator with Heart Certificate.

June 21-24, 2022 | 8:00am -12:00pm EST; 12:00pm – 4:00pm GMT; 5:30pm-9:30pm IST


NGO Partner Information: Vipla Foundation

Huron is proud to be partnered with the Vipla Foundation for this virtual innovation camp. Students will work to create solutions to challenges Vipla Foundation has identified for their organization. These innovation solutions could be implemented following the bootcamp as key members of the NGO will be participating throughout the camp to ensure students are creating realistic and valuable solutions.

Vipla Foundation is a 33 year old Indian-founded and based NGO working to ensure education, protection and skilling for vulnerable women and children across Maharashtra, Delhi and NCR. Last year alone, they impacted over 100,000 individuals across Maharashtra and Delhi.

Vipla Foundation envisions India as a Child-Friendly Nation. It is committed to preventing exploitation and all other forms of discrimination of vulnerable women and children, and empowering them to lead a life of dignity, self-respect, and independence.

Innovation Camp Agenda Overview

Day 1 of Bootcamp

Enjoy an opening ceremony with greetings from Huron, a civic leader as well as a Vipla Foundation Representative.

You’ll then begin to learn all about Design Thinking Methodology & Innovation, and receive your Challenge assignment.

Day 2 of Bootcamp

You’ll start brainstorming solutions to challenges with your peers all while receiving feedback from Vipla Foundation

Interactive Lecture with Huron Professor, Dr. Steve Bland, Chair of Huron’s Philosophy Department

Dr. Steve Bland 

Experience an interactive sample lecture that will give you a glimpse into what you would experience in a Huron classroom. See for yourself how innovative, creative-thinking is valued in a Liberal Arts education and get a head-start on knowing what post-secondary learning challenges you to think and explore.

Dr. Bland studies issues in the theory of knowledge, including: the limits of knowledge; common obstacles to knowledge; and the status of scientific knowledge. He makes a concerted effort to apply what he learns in his research to his teaching on these topics.

Day 3 of Bootcamp

Turn your ideas into reality as you learn about the art of prototyping and begin to work on creative solutions to your assigned challenge Looking for some inspiration and guidance? We’re bringing a very special guest to share their real-life experiences with you! Enjoy a talk and interactive Q+A session with Jash Kalyani, an international student from Dubai who recently graduated as part of the Huron Class of 2022.

Jash Kalyani

During his time as a Huron student, Jash was the Team Leader of Huron’s Governance, Leadership & Ethics program Innovation Catalogue – an impressive collection of case studies that explores major solution-oriented policy approaches to real life challenges. Since then, Jash has held multiple internships at the Royal Bank of Canada, the City of London Government as well as on campus at Huron. Now graduating, he’s already secured his full-time job after graduation at a multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 company! Hear from Jash on how to use your new camp skills and Huron education to prepare you for the careers and global challenges of the future, and how these skills prepared him for all the dynamic experiences he’s had in his career so far.

Day 4 of Bootcamp

On this final day, you will prepare for your pitches! Using all the skills, guidance, creative thinking and inspiration from your first few camp days.

Wondering how to use your new-found skills and experiences to prepare you for university? We’re bringing current university students to share their tips and advice for how to prepare for life after high school. Who better to hear it from than current students who are involved in undergraduate research, student government, and have experienced the benefits of Huron’s student services, such as the offerings from our Career Development office – guaranteed paid internships, valuable volunteering opportunities, and career preparation workshops.

Camp Registration

Fee: $200 CAD for this 4-day interactive, virtual innovation camp. Payment will be taken through secure gateway by credit card (VISA or MasterCard) during the online registration process.

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