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IdeA Competition Information Session

The Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition that challenges students across Canada to use their creativity to develop innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to accessibility barriers for people with disabilities is accepting applications. The objectives of the program are:

1) to contribute to the creation of a culture of accessibility in Canada
2) to motivate students to think about accessibility issues and to include accessibility in their creation of social and technological innovations now and in the future
3) to develop cost-effective, practical and innovative concepts, programs, initiatives or designs that address everyday accessibility issues

Who is eligible?
Eligible applicants must be:
Currently enrolled in any postsecondary program at a university which has recognized provincial degree-granting power, or their affiliates
Students in all programs including architecture, arts, business, computer science, early childhood education, engineering, industrial design, medicine, nursing, political science, psychology, sociology, social work, etc. are welcome to apply

How to apply
Students must be nominated by a university representative (faculty or administration) before submitting their project to the IDeA 2020 student competition.

Once nominated, the student will receive an email inviting them to complete the submission form. The student will receive a confirmation email when the submission has been successfully completed.

First place – Three prizes of $5,000
Students who finish in first place will receive $5,000 and all expenses paid trip to showcase their project at a national conference.

Second place – Three prizes of $1,500
Third place – Three prizes of $1,000

Please note that this competition is run by Universities Canada.

CIAR is hosting an information session to provide information about this competition and encourage students to apply. Please RSVP here, if you are interested in learning more!