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Five $1,000 scholarships up for grabs for winning ideas on how to improve the U of O

Adam Feibel | Fulcrum Staff

STUDENTS AT THE University of Ottawa are invited to come up with ideas to improve the school now that the annual Good Ideas contest is soon to be underway.

The contest is organized by the university’s Student Services with the intent to reward students for their ideas on ways to improve the school. Five winners will be chosen—limited to one per faculty—and each winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

The contest is set to begin in the next few days with the deadline for submissions set for Feb. 28. Submissions will be examined by a panel of student judges on March 9 and the winners will be announced in the first week of April.

Last year’s winning ideas included an improved student feedback system, an open house for professors and students, and a first-year course on university life called University 101.

“Last year we got just under 300 ideas,” said project coordinator Justin Thibault.

The project team will begin promotion at the 10th annual Winter Challenge organized by the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa from Jan. 19–25.

“We’re going to do more promo this year to encourage a bit more variety,” Thibault added.

Students will be able to submit ideas online once the Good Ideas contest webpage is launched.

More to come.