How might we increase community connections in order to foster students’ academic and professional success in a post-secondary institution?

Challenge Summary

Community connections can be defined by a student’s connection to: in-major peers, outside-of-major peers, clubs, student government, relationship with TAs, relationship with faculty/professors, engagement with university governance

Student belonging is correlated with academic success—there are challenges in both in-person, hybrid and virtual to student success. Can we identify the factors in those situations? How can we respond to support students in their different environments?

Student communities can create long-term change, how do we promote student-led change through community building? What are current issues with student organization?

Sustainable Development Goals


The BEST program is a unique entrepreneurship initiative that integrates Lassonde School of Engineering, Schulich School of Business and Osgood Law School.

BEST offers the environment, culture, and resources to help students appreciate how they can use technology to solve societal challenges and grow as entrepreneurs. The 3 pillars of BEST include:

Ways to engage with BEST Lassonde

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