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Changemaker Week

January 16-23, 2021

Celebrate Triton Changemakers and UC San Diego as a Changemaker Campus with an entire week dedicated to what we do best! Discover how to create positive social change through public and community service, research, social innovation, social entrepreneurship, social justice, and more.

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Grand Challenge Scholars Program Info Session

January 25, 2021
5:00 PM
Zoom

The Grand Challenge Scholars Program is an innovative certificate program for UC San Diego undergraduate students focused on addressing one or more of the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges or the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more about the Grand Challenge Scholars program and register for the info session.

Past Events

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Climate Solutions Collective Summit 2020

February 21, 2020
10 AM - 12 PM, 2 - 5 PM
Atkinson Auditorium

Actions that shape solutions to the climate crisis are the center of an upcoming summit hosted by Muir College on Friday, Feb. 21 which is free and open to the public. The event will feature 10 speakers giving TED-style talks, each providing hands-on solutions for climate issues. The summit will be live-streamed and the videos will be posted online. 

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January 18 - 25, 2020

At UC San Diego, changemaking is in our DNA! Celebrate Triton Changemakers and UC San Diego as a Changemaker Campus with an entire week dedicated to what we do best! Discover how to create positive social change through public and community service, research, social innovation, social entrepreneurship, social justice, and more.

 

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A Scholarship to Help YOU Change the World

January 16, 2020
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Powell-Focht Bioengineering Building, Basement Room 003

 

Global TIES, UC San Diego’s award-winning humanitarian engineering, social innovation, and sustainable development program,is hosting an information session to learn about the Donald A.Strauss Scholarship, which awards at least $8,000 for the projectand up to $7,000 in scholarship money for project support to sophomore and junior changemakers.

Deadline to register 1/14. RSVP: Strauss & Global TIES

 

UC San Diego Integrity Awareness Week

October 14-18, 2019 Join your UC San Diego peers to learn how the university champions a community of ethical behavior to prevent integrity violations. Events include DIY candlemaker, Library Walk Jenga, a Zotero workshop, a How to Paraphrase Effectively workshop, and a discussion about contract cheating that includes free pizza! 

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Global Ethics Day

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Global Ethics Day provides an opportunity for organizations around the world to hold events on or around this day, exploring the meaning of ethics in international affairs — and to share your #globalethicsday2019 activities widely on social media. 

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Volunteer Night at the Food Bank*

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 PM Join fellow campus members on the second Thursday of each month for UC San Diego Volunteer Night at the Food Bank. Volunteers help with projects such as packaging fresh produce, sorting food donations and assembling food packages. Please note: volunteers must sign up through sdfb.volunteerhub.com and enter code “ucsd50.” Please arrive on time and be sure to wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty.

Inaugural Border Innovation Challenge

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Join us for the first Border Innovation Challenge, a business plan competition awarding $20,000 to promising solutions and technologies that meet the efficiency and security needs of the region's ports of entry. Supported by the San Diego-Tijuana Smart Border Coalition, the program is presented through a partnership of the Rady School of Management and the Jacobs Scool of Engineering at UC San Diego.  Learn more. 

CGI U - IBM Call for Code Hackathon

Friday, May 17 - Saturday, May 18, 2019 Hosted from May 17-18 on campus, this collaborative event will challenge university students from all backgrounds to develop solutions for global distaster response and resilience efforts. Students will be given access to IBM technical resources and topic experts, and winning teams will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to send a member to the next CGI University meeting. This opportunity is free to attend, and meals and refreshments will be provided. Register through Handshake Here by May 14, 2019. Learn more

2019-2020 Working Across Differences Fund: Call for Proposals

Due Monday, May 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST  The purpose of the Working Across Differences Fund is to provide grants of up to $10,000 each to Changemaker Campuses to accelerate the development, application, and proliferation of methodologies that build bridges across different campuses. Learn more

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Better Brew for a Better World: A Social Entrepreneurship Conference

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Join University of San Diego's 3rd "Better Business for a Better World": A Conference on Social Entrepreneurship. Four guest speakers will share how they have cultivated successful social enterprises in the San Diego community and abroad through their beverage businesses! Featuring: City Heights Coffee, Fruitcraft, Project Reo Collective, and Dojo Coffee. Learn more.  

Global Social Innovation Challenge Info Session 

Thursday, April 25, 2019 Our world needs changemakers who create new models and work within new paradigms of sustainable change. Innovate with us to make this world a better place and participate in the Global Social Innovation Challenge (GSIC). The GSIC is a social venture pitch competition that recognizes, resources, and rewards student-led social ventures focuses on sustainable change. Register to attend an info session. Learn more. 

Designing a Better World

Monday, April 22, 2019 Come find out how you can use your talents to design a better world during college and beyond! From 5:00 PM-6:30 PM at Qualcomm Conference Center - Jacobs Hall learn about the Global TIES program, NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program, and IBM's Corporate Services Corps! Network with IBM staff over light refreshments! Learn more

   

       

Changemaker Events Group

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Want to make a difference at UC San Diego and inspire others? Join the UC San Diego Changemaker Events & Outreach Committee! Learn more at our first meeting at 1:30 PM in the Teaching + Learning Commons (on the lower level of Geisel Library). 

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Changemaker Week

January 20-26, 2019 At UC San Diego, changemaking is in our DNA! Celebrate Triton Changemakers and UC San Diego as a Changemaker Campus with an entire week dedicated to what we do best! Discover how to create positive social change through public and community service, research, social innovation, social entrepreneurship, social justice, impact investing, and more. Learn more. 

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Ashoka U Exchange*

February 21-23, 2019 UC San Diego is proud to co-host the 9th annual Ashoka U Exchange “Beyond Boundaries and Borders: Expanding Possibilities for the Future of Higher Education,” which will take place on February 21 – 23, 2019 in San Diego California. The Ashoka U Exchange is a 3-day learning lab, testing ground, space for celebrating innovation, and spark for the collaboration of 700 of educators, students, and other higher education professionals from across the world. It’s a home for creative problem solvers, learners, listeners, and visionaries. Despite our diverse roles, experiences, and background we share the vision: We must rewire our colleges and universities to enable, empower, and catalyze changemakers across our institutions. Learn More

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Annual Global Empowerment Summit- Time To Rise

Saturday, October 6, 2018 The 2018 Annual Global Empowerment Summit "Time to Rise!" encourages everyone to become a global change maker! All are welcome to attend this free, public event at UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute in Atkinson Hall. Summit attendees will explore topics, such as the power of collaboration, social impact, global connection, human triumph, recognition, and the power of collective minds as a means for solving worldwide social issues, like human trafficking. The summit will include several prominent local speakers, as well as global presenters from the United Nations and the World Bank.  Learn more

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Global Ethics Day

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Global Ethics Day provides an opportunity for organizations around the world to hold events on or around this day, exploring the meaning of ethics in international affairs — and to share your #globalethicsday2018 activities widely on social media. Learn more

 * Volunteer opportunity