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Do you have a passion for global food security?

Every year, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture sends two high school students with an interest in global food security and agriculture to represent Saskatchewan at the Global Youth Institute in Des Moines, Iowa from October 14-17, 2020. The selected students, along with their teacher or mentor representatives, receive an all-expenses-paid trip to this prestigious event.

About the Global Youth Institute:

Each year, around 200 exceptional high school students from across the United States and other countries are selected to participate in the three-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation.

At the Global Youth Institute, students will have the opportunity to:
··Interact with Nobel and World Food Prize Laureates and discuss pressing food security and agricultural issues with international experts
··Connect with other student leaders from around the world to share ideas, identify solutions and build lasting friendships
··Tour cutting-edge industrial and research facilities

How to apply: 

Apply by completing the registration form below by April 25, 2020. AITC-SK will review applications and select two students to attend the Global Youth Institute. The two selected students will be notified the following week.

The two selected students will be required to write a five-page research paper on a critical food security issue under the supervision of their teacher or mentor. At the Global Youth Institute, each student will present a brief overview of their paper to a group of peers and experts. Following are resources to help you prepare for applying and attending the GYI:

Download the GYI-Student-Mentor-Handbook.

Download the GYI-Research-Handbook for guidance on research paper requirements(2020 version coming soon).

Download the GYI-Application-Preparation document

Download the Global Youth Institute poster.

Note: In compliance with the Government of Canada's COVID-19 prevention recommendation of social distancing, we strongly encourage that all student and mentor research paper collaboration be done digitally through email, telephone, document sharing applications, etc. (with the exception of guardian/parent mentors). For the latest updates, please visit the Government of Saskatchewan's website.

Please contact Chandra at chandra@aitc.sk.ca with any questions.

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