The Leaders Prize

The Schulich Foundation's Leaders Prize is an annual, national Canadian competition where teams complete for $1 million to solve a broadly applicable, high value problem using artificial intelligence (AI). It is open to all Canadian residents, including international students.


Each year, the technology and problem themes may change. The year's theme is Fake News, where teams will have one year to develop breakthrough solutions that automatically verify a series of claims, flag whether they are true, partly true or false, and provide evidence to support their determination. Registration is now open and the first deadline to submit solutions is November 18, 2019.



Please contact Institutional Strategic Awards (ISA) at as soon as possible if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity.


Upcoming Deadlines

16:00:00 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: The Leaders Prize The Leaders Prize offers $1 million to the team that most effectively automates the fact-checking process using artificial intelligence. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.