DO YOU WANT TO RUN THE
2021 HEALTH HACK COMPETITION AT U OF C?
DEADLINE TO APPLY: TBD
Innovation 4 Health is partnering with academic leaders at the University of Calgary for its 2021 multidisciplinary competitive design competition, with the theme ‘Seniors & Healthy Aging’.
We are seeking motivated student organizers like you to help!
Innovation 4 Health occurs in the Fall semester every 2nd year, usually kicking off in mid-October and closing in late November. The organizer cycle will run for one year with planning beginning in early-July 2021, and wrap up and transition concluding in early-July 2022.
Meet and work with key industry, community, and academic leaders
Be part of a movement to disrupt mindsets on innovation in health
Learn how to organize a complex, large-scale event
Be recognized as a leader in a growing community of health innovators
Gain and practice valuable soft skills not taught in course-based educations
Build connections with students across faculties
Network with community members, industry and academia
SUPPORT FOR THE ORGANIZING TEAM
Thorough documentation and materials for organizer tasks and procedures (1500+ documents)
Support from past I4H Health Hack Competition organizers and volunteers (3-5 hrs/month)
Access to Innovation 4 Health’s mailing lists, online community, and social media presence (1250+ individuals)
Website, email, and domain hosting
Mentorship from an internal academic advising committee
The Health Hack Competition is planned and run by a team of organizers. The organizing team shapes the event, selecting a date, a theme, and identifying and building relationships with strategic partners. The organizers raise funds, secure other partnerships, recruit challenges, innovators, mentors, and plan and promote all events.
The amount of time commitment in any one role varies, but can demand up to 20 hrs per week during some weeks. The executive lead should plan to spend 20 hrs/week for all phases of the project, as they will become the main point of contact between I4H and the institution partners. For more information, please refer to the Detailed Role descriptions below.
To apply, complete the online application form below. Completed applications must be received by 11:59 pm June 18, 2021.
APPLICATIONS FROM TEAMS: Team applications should be submitted by the applying Executive Lead for the proposed team. List all prospective team members, their proposed roles, and email addresses.
APPLICATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS: We accept applications from individuals as well. Please identify which role(s) you are interested in, and include reasoning as to why in the application.
Please contact Faizan at email@example.com should you have any questions.
DETAILED ROLE DESCRIPTIONS
Executive: Ultimately responsible for the wellbeing of the team and success of the program. Leads strategic partnership development efforts to secure funding and/or infrastructure support. Keeps partners updated. Responsible for internal accounting processes of the program. Manages invoicing, reimbursement, and keeps team apprised of budget. Time commitment: 20 hrs/week
Finance: Responsible for internal accounting processes of the program. Manages invoicing, reimbursement, and keeps team apprised of budget. Time commitment: 2 hrs/week
Industry Engagement: Collaborate with Fundraising and Partnerships to bring in tech sponsors (i.e. additive manufacturing, bci etc). Coordinate workshops and technical mentors for HHW. Recruits mentorship pool and performs matching process with teams. Time commitment: 5 hrs/week
Community Engagement: Leads general community engagement and develops partnerships with business and consulting groups for in-kind services and resources to support the teams. Recruits mentorship pool and matches with appropriate teams. Time commitment: 5 hrs/week
Engagement: Accountable for overall engagement strategy. Oversees and supports challenge and innovator recruitment across all cities. Works with logistics team to plan Health Hack Weekend, and with Edmonton and Lethbridge teams to coordinate Pitch Days in those cities. Time commitment: 15 hrs/week during recruitment period
Challenge Recruitment: Drives and is responsible for building relationships with clinicians/researchers/industry to recruit challenges for the competition. The ideal person for this role is outgoing/extraverted with excellent existing connections with clinicians/researchers/industry, and has excellent written and oral communication skills. Time commitment: 10 hrs/week during planning and recruitment
Innovator Recruitment: Drives and is responsible for building relationships with skilled postsecondary students for recruitment as participants for the competition. The ideal person for this role understands the program and believes in the merit of participating, is extraverted and personable, and understands the critical technical competencies needed for the projects. Time commitment: 10 hrs/week during planning and recruitment
Edmonton Strategy: Leverages their own network and drives outreach in Edmonton to support Challenge and Talent recruitment teams. Is responsible for planning and executing Pitch Day in Edmonton. Time commitment: 5 hrs/week during recruitment. Must be a resident of Edmonton.
Lethbridge Strategy: Leverages their own network and drives outreach in Lethbridge to support Challenge and Talent recruitment teams. Is responsible for planning and executing Pitch Day in Lethbridge. Time commitment: 5 hrs/week during recruitment. Must be a resident of Lethbridge.
Programming: Responsible for the delivery of the program’s structure, content, and internal operations, and sets the vision for all events. The ideal person for this role is detail-oriented and strives for excellence. Time commitment: 10 hrs/week
Education: Identify and develop or refine essential content (homework, workshops) necessary for the program, and manages all communications to participants during the program. Time commitment: 5 hrs/week during planning and program
Events & Logistics: This role involves detailed planning and execution of events, including catering, registration, speaker bookings and accommodations. Time commitment: 10 hrs/week during recruitment and program
Awards and Impact: Defines awards and categories, judging criteria and process, recruits a judging panel and facilitates judging process on-site. Time commitment: 5 hrs/week during program
Senior Director, Brand Development: Develops and manage the public image of the program. Time commitment: 10 hrs/week
Design: Generates event branding and adapts templates for promotional purposes. Time commitment: 10 hrs/week during recruitment and program
External Communications: Maintains social media, media relations, partnership promotions, and identifies and acts on other forms of promotion. Manages the general intake email account. Time commitment: 5 hrs/week during recruitment and program
Web Development: Builds website and implemented advanced functionality. Time commitment: 5 hrs/week in planning phase, 2 hrs/week during recruitment and during the program