2015 WCC Top Three Teams

First Place

Kugera: A sexual health and consent lesson plan

Word's challenge challenge winning team together in Rwanda in summer 2015

Team members

  • Anita Dabirzadeh, 4th year, Health Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Rachel Goldstein, 3rd year, School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities, Faculty of Arts & Humanities and Biology, Faculty of Sciences (Double Major)
  • Brooke Porter, 4th year, English Literature, Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Read more about the 2015 Winning Team's project

Second Place

Preventable vision loss and related symptoms due to Vitamin A deficiency

This team proposed improving the distribution of Vitamin A supplements in developing countries by establshing partnerships between private-sector corporations and non-governmental organizations. The team looked piloting their solution specifically at Mozambique, where the World Health Organization reports 65% of preschool-aged children and 14% of pregnant women are Vitamin A deficient.

Team members

  • Mitchell Canes, 2nd year, Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Jessica Siu, 2nd year, Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Daniel Stojanovic, 2nd year, Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Third Place

Imbalanced nutrition and malnourishment of families in developing rural communities

Working with communities in Nicaragua, this group proposed a number of approaches to address malnutrition due to lack of agricultural knowledge and monocultures in a specific region.

Team members

  • Emma Hogeterp, 2nd year, Global Development Studies, Huron University College
  • Seynabou Gaye, 3rd year, Global Development Studies, Huron University College
  • Nourhan Eldahan, 3rd year, Management and Organizational Studies, Huron University College