Max's Big Ride - Social Innovation Project

Max's Big Ride. A group of students collaborating on a project.

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Max's Big Ride began in 2015 with a father and son 600 km cargo bike ride from Ottawa to Hamilton. Since then, they have expanded their fundraising efforts and each summer hold three events - Max's Big RideThe Ice Cream Ride and Max's Big Climb.  The organization has two goals - to increase awareness about Duchenne muscular dystrophy and to raise money for research into a cure. 

Learn more about Max's Big Ride here!

The Challenge(s)

1) Max’s Big Ride is looking to raise awareness among the general public and politicians about Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Central to our message will be the need for fast, easy and affordable access to critical treatments for patients living with terminal illnesses.

The Project

Starting with the Social Innovation Project Launch Day on October 20th, we are looking for a team of up to 12 UTM students to work through these issues and come up with an innovative project plan and budget with this organization based on the challenge(s) they are facing. The Centre for Student Engagement will fund part or all of the project(s) based on the proposal(s).

Over the next 16 weeks, can a group of our UTM students come up with an innovative solution working with this organization? 


Each Social Innovation Project opportunity relates to a theme. The theme(s) for this project include: Health Related.

How Do I Sign Up?

This project is no longer accepting registrations . 


For all questions and feedback regarding Social Innovation Projects, please contact:

Michelle Atkinson
Community Engagement Coordinator

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