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To solve the world’s problems, start small

TORONTO—The global refugee crisis. Climate change. Fake news.

How do we solve some of the most complex problems facing the world today? To start, we need to narrow them down into specific challenges that have specific solutions. That’s the approach a group of experts and civically engaged Canadians took at the Experience Solution Sprint, a two-hour search for novel ideas to these seemingly intractable issues that was hosted by Experience magazine.

“For a lot of the big challenges we face, it’s not the solution that’s really evasive, it’s the problem and the approach,” said Joanna Weiss, editor-in-chief of Experience magazine, which is published by Northeastern University. “What we’re doing here is identifying the obstacle as a way to find a way to get over the obstacle.”

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