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C4: Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom — Graduate Studies

An award-winning, interdisciplinary, and experiential opportunity is available to motivated graduate students this summer term, to enhance your leadership skills and impact on the world—C4: Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom—Graduate StudiesWe have just 25 spots available for graduate students in any Faculty*, so apply now if you are interested. The deadline to apply is April 26, 2024.

*Professional master’s students in the Schulich School of Business are ineligible to apply, but MBA students can.

For just two weeks in May, you can earn 3.0 graduate credits while participating in the interdisciplinary Management stream within the Summer C4 classroom. It meets, in-person on Keele campus, Tuesdays to Fridays 9:30am-4:30pm (with lots of breaks) between May 21 and 31, with a Summer Capstone Day on June 7th.

C4 is a unique space where students are actively working on real-world, research-design projects with community and industry partners—all of which are linked directly to the UN SDGs.

The Management stream within the interdisciplinary C4 classroom provides a space where students can actively develop their leadership skills in how to manage complex projects in a safe and challenging environment with guidance from subject area experts.

Graduate students who took part in last year’s C4 Management stream developed the following:

Leadership in uncertainty

Practical, hands-on project management strategies

Motivation and organization for their respective teams

Project communications for impact

If you are looking to develop your leadership skills and want to specifically learn how to navigate uncertain, complex problems, then C4 is for you! 

These are highly sought-after skills for a wide range of employers once you graduate—a real-world experience where your capacity to lead, guide, mentor, discern, problem-solve, and act is evident.

Students can do C4 Management for credit if their graduate program agrees. A graduate-level gateway course, EU/ENVS 6699P, has been established that students who are accepted into C4 can register in, by permission from their program. For students who are accepted into this graduate studies experiential education opportunity, instructions will be provided to you so that you may formally request to take the course from your Graduate Program Director.

C4 will begin offering spots to graduate students until all are full. After that, we will create a waitlist. Accepted students will be given permission to enroll. For this reason, we recommend students apply as soon as possible.

To learn more about this opportunity, click this link to sign up for our virtual information sessions over Zoom. You can also reach out to us at with any questions. 

If you decide C4 is right for you, your next step is to apply by filling in this application form. Once you do this, we will follow up with information about C4. You can also access a sample syllabus and overview of learning outcomes to help inform your decision-making.

C4 is an amazing opportunity to put your grad-level skills and knowledge into action in the real world, while also adding and honing unique skills employers are looking for.

Looking forward to working with you this summer!
The C4 Team