Healthy Campus Challenge

Deadline Extended to November 17, 2013, 12 pm

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Do you have a great idea to create a healthier campus? Can you imagine a way to get U of T students moving more, eating better, and feeling happier?
Enter the MoveU Healthy Campus Challenge, help your community and see your idea become a reality! Successful applicants will have access to workshops, mentorship and up to $1000 to implement their idea – this is your chance to create a healthier campus community.

About the Healthy Campus Challenge


Step 1: Registration

The Healthy Campus Challenge is open to all University of Toronto students, either individually or as a group. Students may also choose to partner with both on- and off-campus organizations.


Submit your idea through the online application. You can also include a video, if you like. Videos should be between two and three minutes long and address the following five key questions:


  •  What is the health issue you’re trying to solve?
  • How will your campaign, event, project solve the issue?
  • How is your campaign, event, project different from what currently exists?
  • Who is the target audience of your product, service or campaign?
  • Why is your team the right team to solve the health issue?


Recording/editing can be done using any digital recording/editing equipment. They don’t have to be fancy – smartphones can do incredible things these days! Videos are not required for entry, however, they could be used as a promotional tool should your idea be selected. Videos can be submitted to:



Step 2: Selection for Mentorship, Workshops and Prizes

A panel of U of T students, staff and faculty will review all submissions and select the top three to receive access to a mentorship program, workshops and up to $1000 each to implement their ideas. Entries will be reviewed for: ingenuity, impact, feasibility and creativity. Every team will be notified of the judging panel’s selections by November 12, 2013.


Ideas that are not selected will be directed to the Good Ideas Fund, Student Initiative Fund, and the Student Equity and Initiative Fund.



Step 3: Implementation, Reporting and Prizes

The top three teams will receive up to $1000 each. Funds will be awarded based on actual expenditures, and original receipts must be submitted by April 1, 2014. As part of the implementation, every team is required to report back to the Health Challenge Administration Team, via a simple Report Back Form, once implementation is complete.



Questions are greatly welcome and can be e-mailed to:
Theo Aust, Hart House Programme Intern, at:



Good Luck! A Healthier Campus Starts With You!