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Global Youth Institute

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture will select and send two Saskatchewan students and their teacher/mentor to represent the province at the 24th annual Global Youth Institute from October 17-20, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa.  Each year, more than 200 exceptional high school students from around the world are selected to participate in the four-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation.

The Global Youth Institute provides delegates with opportunities to connect with other students and teachers from around the world, tour cutting-edge industrial and research facilities, and take part in symposium discussions with global leaders in science, industry and policy.  Selected students will interact with Nobel and World Food Prize Laureates and discuss pressing food security and agricultural issues with international experts. Visit the Global Youth Institute website for more information about the event. 

Selected students prepare a guided research paper on the theme of global food security prior to the event.

Check out the benefits of applying!

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1. Eligibility

Saskatchewan students currently in grade 8 to 11, with a keen interest in agriculture and food security, are eligible to apply.  Students must have a teacher/mentor who is willing to support their application and accompany them to the event, if selected.

Note: Ministry of Agriculture and Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation employees and their immediate family members are not eligible.

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2. How to Apply

To apply, students must complete and submit the below application form to thinkAG@gov.sk.ca by May 1, 2018.

The application form includes a few basic questions about the student and the accompanying teacher/mentor.  Students must also provide a 300-350 word abstract for the research paper they are expected to write if selected to represent Saskatchewan.  This abstract should introduce the country of focus, the key factor affecting food security, and propose a thesis statement.  Guided instructions for research paper content can be found on The World Food Prize website.

Winners will be selected and notified by May 11, 2018, and must complete their research paper, with the support of their teacher/mentor, and finalize their registration by June 26, 2018.

All applications and abstracts will be evaluated based on:

  • compliance with eligibility requirements;
  • alignment with the Global Youth Institute research paper criteria;
  • advocacy for Saskatchewan agriculture; and,
  • understanding of and passion for food security and agricultural issues.

Download application form.

Research Paper

Selected students will need to research and prepare a five-page paper prior to the event on the theme of global food security.  Research paper criteria for content and formatting must be followed.  This paper can be prepared under the guidance of a teacher/mentor and must be submitted by June 26, 2018 to thinkAG@gov.sk.ca.

Criteria for the research paper can be found under the paper instructions on the World Food Prize website

Check out the papers written last year by the students who were selected to attend the Global Youth Institute:

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3. Further Information

  • Students will share their findings from their research paper with international experts at the Global Youth Institute.  Selected students and teachers/mentors will also be required to share their experience upon return with representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture.
  • The Ministry will pay for transportation and accommodation expenses and reimburse other conference expenses of the selected students and their teacher/mentor.
  • The Ministry of Agriculture reserves the right to publish or promote all submissions as deemed appropriate.  All personal information collected will not be used for any other purposes and will remain confidential.

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