A group of McGill students has been awarded $1 million for undernourished communities in urban slums.
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The Hult Prize was awarded to McGill University's Aspire team by former president Bill Clinton Mondayevening at an event in New York City. The McGill crew, which consisted of MBA students from the Desautels Faculty of Management, beat out some 10,000 colleges and universities from 150 countries in the running for the prize. The goal was to address global food insecurity in urban slums. The McGill team put a special emphasis on nourishment through insects.
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