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Reach Alliance

The Reach Alliance is a leading global network of stakeholders from across sectors committed to advancing the Sustainable Development Agenda. It was founded in 2015 at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, in collaboratingship with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. The global academic consortium includes: University of Cape Town (South Africa), Ashesi University (Ghana), University of Melbourne (Australia), Singapore Management University (Singapore), University College London (United Kingdom), University of Oxford (United Kingdom), University of Toronto (Canada), and Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico).

Reach is a student-driven, faculty-mentored research and leadership initiative examining how critical interventions and innovations reach those who are hardly reached: the geographically remote, administratively invisible and marginalized.

The initiative recruits student leaders across the world’s best universities to investigate inventive, local solutions to pressing global challenges. The actionable insights being generated by the Reach Alliance network are advancing an inclusive economy, one that will deliver value to all stakeholders while enabling the success of graduates, companies, communities and countries.

Tags: Co-curricular Unpaid

Curricular Details: The option to get course credit may be available and is dependent on student’s academic unit. Reach researchers will be responsible for liaising with Reach Alliance staff and their home department to explore this opportunity early in the onboarding process.

Offered: Summer/Fall/Winter/Summer

By: Reach Alliance

Student Eligibility Requirements:

Students must be any student (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral) who is registered for the full next academic year (Fall & Winter) at any of the three campuses at.the University of Toronto.

Availability: All Years

Research Type(s): Community-Engaged Research

Location: On-Campus for meetings and events; Primary research is completed in person (locally and globally), dependant on case study topic.

Hours Involved: See specific details about the hours involved. Generally, there are bi-weekly meetings of your case study team and professional development workshops. The workload will increase as primary research begins in the winter term, and student researchers work towards writing a case study report with their team in spring / summer term.

Application Required: Yes. Annual information sessions are offered to support student applications. https://reachalliance.org/how-to-apply/

Contact: Moni Kim, Senior Program & Engagement Officer