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Global Challenge


It's Back!! 2018 Virgin Pulse Global Corporate Challenge 

(Updated April 12, 2018)

For the fifth year in a row, Western is stepping up to the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge. It’s a great way to share the fun on this round-the-world adventure with your colleagues, enjoy some healthy competition and add steps to your day. Whatever your current level of activity, this is a great way to get moving!  Register soon as places are limited to the first 200 teams to register.  The Global Challenge begins May 23rd, 2018.

The Global Challenge makes living a healthy and active life easy and fun to do by taking teams on an exciting 100-day virtual journey around the world.  You will join more than 1500 organizations (including over 50 other educational institutions) and 300,000 participants from 185 countries around the world!

How does it work?  It’s all about finding fun and creative ways to add steps and activities
into your day.  You receive a great device – a Global Challenge Pulse – that will track your progress.  The steps you rack up all count toward your team’s virtual journey around the world. You have the freedom to earn your steps the way you want! 

This is how you get on board:

This initiative is all about personal wellness.  It is a fun way to challenge yourself no matter where you are at.  You may be moving toward that goal of 10,000 steps a day, or training for your next triathalon.  Just taking the stairs instead of the elevator, getting off the bus two stops earlier, or biking to work all add up to active living. Only you will know your numbers.

For more information or to register, visit the Global Challenge website at 

Having trouble registering? Contact or phone 1-416-304-9500 ext. 2007.

Questions?  Contact Adam Craig ( Western's Global Challenge Organization Manager

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