In our global economy, it is becoming increasingly important for students to learn about the world and to think in a global context. The Global Ideas Institute provides over 150 high school students from across the Greater Toronto Area with the tools, knowledge, and guidance to develop innovative solutions to complex world issues. Over the course of the year, students gain exposure to leading global thinkers, develop complex problem-solving skills, and deliver pitches to a panel of distinguished experts. The Global Ideas Institute’s unique approach to complex problem-solving engages students and professionals from across the University of Toronto, supporting participants in this year-long learning and creative problem-solving process.