This was the opening statement from the HTS team at the School Hack4Change competition this past weekend. Our team of 10 students were tasked with selecting a current global dilemma, directly related to the 8 UN Sustainable Development Goals
for which they could solve using the disruptive and transformative model of blockchain. They then worked alongside four other independent schools to complete the task.
Not only was the HTS case choice relevant and impactful, but the solution they designed, and the way they were able to articulate it, was outstanding.
Over the course of seven days, Mr. John Tam, Ms Donita Duplisea and I witnessed interdisciplinary learning at its best. Not only did our students do an incredible job of collaborating and ideating with one another, but they put together an outstanding presentation, that included:
Sophisticated blockchain application design
Stunning web design
Professional graphics and marketing materials
A seamless, bold and engaging presentation
John Cowan, one of our judges, leader of the Enterprise Payments team and part of the CIBC Technology and Operations group said:
“I go to many hackathons; Queens, Schulich, Rotman; I just came back from Australia where I was a judge at the University of New South Wales, and your presentations were on par with them.”
Our heartfelt congratulations to all the team members for their dedication and effort on this incredible project. They represented HTS with joy and as a truly innovative team.
Tyler Z. - Web and Application Development Team
Lambert L. - Web and Application Development Team
Jason X. - Web and Application Development Team, Presenter
David N. - Web Development Team
Caitlin C. - Researcher, Application Development Team, Presenter
Ethan C. - Researcher, Presenter
Brandon S. - Researcher, Presenter
Shayan N. - Researcher, Graphic Designer, Presenter
Lindsay S. - Researcher, Graphic Designer, Presentation Coordinator
Constantine P. - Researcher, Graphic Designer, Marketing Materials