Statement of Need (SON)

Statement of Need (SON)

This Statement of Need (SON) provides students and faculty with an overview of your organization's need. The SONs will be used to match organizations with students and faculty members.  The best SONs describe a problem or a question that is specific enough so that a design-based solution or design-based answer will be recognizable. The SONs should describe needs that have potential for high upside value, where the risks are minimal, and provide both the students and your organization with a rich learning opportunity. The MUCP administrators will work with your organization to produce a valuable and compelling SON. If your SON is selected, your student team will iteratively refine it into formal program requirements. 

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Key Dates
  • March 1, 2021: Statement of Need (SON) are submitted by partner organizations 
  • March 15, 2021: Statement of Need (SON) are selected by program committee; clients are notified
  • March 29, 2021: Students apply for multidisciplinary capstone projects
  • August 9, 2021: Last date for MUCP team matching; students are notified
  • September 10, 2021: Formal start of the MUCP course
  • April 9, 2022: Students submit all MUCP final deliverables
A problem that presents a learning opportunity for students to refine their existing skills and learn new tools and skills.
In this project, the client expects the team to design the following.

Please check a minimum of three disciplines that you anticipate can contribute to addressing your organization's SON. The team will be composed of students from the University of Toronto. Note that each discipline are illustrative and do not represent the full range of student abilities or preparation. 

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