The Wicked Ideas Competition is a Vice-Principal Research initiative to fund and support research collaboration and excellence.

Wicked Problems are issues so complex and dependent on so many factors that it is hard to grasp what exactly the problem is, or how to tackle it. Wicked Ideas are needed to solve these problems, and demand the input of multiple disciplines with relevant practical expertise. This competition will fund Wicked Ideas that respond to local, national and global challenges by supporting the formation of research teams that offer the expertise and perspectives needed to tackle these challenges. 


  • January 6, 2021 - Notice of Intent due
  • **NEW DATE** March 12, 2021 - Full applications due
  • **NEW DATE** End of April 2021 - Presentation/Pitch of Wicked Idea 


Past Wicked Ideas Winners

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