Mobilization Challenge

Show your commitment to sustainable health!
Candidates who opt for this challenge will have to present, alone or in teams of two (2), a personal project that they wish to implement to promote the well-being and health of the population of Quebec. These projects do not have to be related to their current research work but must demonstrate their willingness to contribute to sustainable health as an active member of society. The candidate must be the instigator of the project or be one of the main organizers. The project may be in draft form, under development, or completed within the last year as of April 2023. Here are a few things to think about:
  • Will this project promote science-society interactions, toward a common goal?
  • Will this project contribute to the establishment of healthy lifestyle habits among the population?
  • Will this project help mobilize political decision-makers and stakeholders in sustainable health?
  • How does this project fit into the 8 domains of sustainable health?
  • How does this project align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 objectives?

Candidates will be asked to prepare a ten (10)-minute presentation, inspired by TEDx Talks and supported by an unlimited number of slides, as long as they are minimalist. One (1) prop is also allowed on stage. 


Prepare for the challenge with: Chris Graham 

Chris Graham ( teaches lawyers and other professionals how to connect with their clients and teams. Since 2016, he’s trained over 11,000 people at North America’s leading law firms, large and small companies, government agencies, and charities. In 2022, Chris was Head of Speaker Coaching at TEDxToronto and the Storyteller-in-Residence at Manifest Climate, a global technology firm. Prior to founding TellPeople, Chris worked at one the world’s top banking law firms (Sullivan & Cromwell LLP) and one of Canada’s top Indigenous rights law firms (Pape & Salter LLP). He studied at Oxford University, University of Toronto Law School, and Acadia University, and is a graduate of the stand-up comedy program at The Second City in Toronto.

Day of the workshop: March 20, 2023

Duration: 2h

Registration details have been sent to applicants registered for this challenge. If you have not received the details, please contact the contact person at your participating institution or the competition coordinator, Sara Marullo.

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