We’ve had a number of people ask us what they should expect in the ICON classroom, so we’ve sat down and compiled a list of expectations and timelines.
Are you looking for a course that is like no other course you’ve ever taken? Are you looking to do something more with your education than simply memorize facts? Are you looking to be a changemaker?
Check out this recent post by ICON alum, Gabriel Pothier-Maudsley on the RECODE website. Gabe talks about his experiences in the ICON classroom, and how that has affected his university experience.
Congratulations to Monique Chan, Ryan Schott, and Matea Andonova, for winning 2nd, and 3rd place at the recent Ryerson Social xChange (RSX). The former ICON students took part in the event during the last weekend of January, walking away with bragging rights and entrance to the Social Venture Zone at Ryerson University. Monique and Ryan were also awarded $1,000.
Reposted from Dr. Daniel Gillis
One of the goals of the Ideas Congress (ICON) Transdisciplinary classroom is to encourage students to develop skills in science communication. This is essential if they want to learn how to better communicate across disciplines, with community partners, and with the public.
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The Fall ICON classroom is about to begin, and we can’t wait. If you haven’t yet registered for ICON and the Feeding 9 Billion Challenge, you have until Friday, September 16th to do so. What are you waiting for?
Originally posted at FeedingNineBillion.com.
Students Marion Davies, Monique Chan, Tasia Wong and Alison Tindall were concerned about the staggering number of coffee cups that are disposed of at the university (nearly 25,000 per day!), and they decided to do something about it.
Although summer has just begun, we’ve been busy over the last few weeks getting everything ready for the fall 2016 ICON classroom. And because we’re really excited about ICON, we thought we’d share several updates with you.
During the Feeding 9 Billion Challenge in October 2015, students generated incredible projects designed to contribute to a healthier, more food-secure, and sustainable food system. By then enrolling in ICON, they were able to spend four months developing these projects further. Below, read a brief description of their progress!