Agents of Change - Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is eligible to apply?

In order to apply you must be:

  • An undergraduate or graduate student in any year level
  • In good academic standing with York University
  • In groups of 1-5: Majority of students in the group must be from the Faculty of Health
    • Global Health
    • Health Policy & Management
    • Kinesiology & Health Science
    • Nursing
    • Psychology

What does the project timeline look like?

Agents of Change - Project Timeline

Phase 1

Information Sessions: January 16, 2020; January 21, 2020; January 23, 2020

Hackathon: January 24, 2020

Application Submission Due: January 26, 2020

Panel Review of Applications: Begins February 3, 2020

Phase 2

Project Boot Camp: February 9, 2020

Projects Launched: February 10, 2020

Advanced Peer Leadership Training: February 19, 2020

Progress Checks: March-April 2020


What is Boot Camp?

The boot camp sessions will train successful applicants on how to modify their operational plans and budgets. You will learn how to marketing effectively and crowd-sourced/fundraise for your project. Training sessions will be facilitated by key speakers. Successful applicants will receive more information about the boot camp.

What is a Hackathon?

A Hackathon is an event that helps applicants properly prepare and plan out their change initiative proposal. A word to the wise, come prepared! While the facilitators provide support and guidance during the event, in order for the Hackathon to be successful, the applicant must attend with a clear idea of a problem and have a specific change initiative in mind.

Phase 3

Project Evaluation & Report Due: May 17, 2020

Project Completion: June 30, 2020

Agents of Change Expo: Week of June 14th

When & where will successful candidates execute their Agents of Change projects?

The execution of the project will be either during the winter semester or during the summer period between the months of June 2020 to August 2020. The location of individual projects depends on the target population. The Faculty of Health encourages global thinking, and thus encourages Faculty of Health students to submit projects that can be executed in Toronto or any other city in the world! Please note that selected candidates will be required to submit a project progress report.

Where can I find additional resources or sample project proposals?

Read successful proposals and review additional information to strengthen your application below:

Example Project Proposals
2013-2014 PPON Application Proposal
2013-2014 Autism Teenage Partnership Application Proposal
2015-2016 ReGiftcard Project Proposal
2015-2016 Bookchest Proposal - uses our current format

What is an Executive Summary?
How to Write Better Executive Summaries

S.M.A.R.T Goal Setting
SMART Goal Setting Guide Sheet
SMART Goals in Project Management

For more information, contact: Abdulkhader Mohammed, Student Success Coordination/Success at