The IDeA 2020 Student Competition

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The Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) Student Competition inspires university students across Canada to harness their creativity to develop innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to accessibility issues for people with disabilities. Students in all programs—including architecture, arts, business, computer science, early childhood education, engineering, industrial design, medicine, nursing, political science, psychology, sociology and social work—are encouraged to enter the competition.

Applications for the IDeA 2020 Student Competition currently open. Winning teams will receive a $5,000 cash prize and an all-expenses paid trip to showcase their project at a national conference. Cash prizes are also available for second and third place teams. To learn more about the competition guidelines and application process, visit the website here.

Students cannot submit their project without being nominated by a University Representative. The submission proccess begins with an official nomination from member of university faculty or administration.

The submission period ends on April 30th, 2020 at 5.00 PM EST

Find out more about last year's winners by reading this article. 

If you would like to learn more about the 2018 lassonde students that were among the winners, watch the following Universities Canada video by clicking here.

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