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Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination Inc. (DI) is the world’s largest creativity and problem solving competition. DI is made up of two components: the central challenge and the instant challenge. Each year five central challenges are issued, combining in varying degrees the following four main themes: technical design, theatre arts, structural/architectural design and improvisation. The central challenges are prepared by teams in advance to the competition date. In addition to the major components of the central challenges, teams are able to highlight their unique talents and skills through marked components called Side Trips, which allow the team to create, perform or design anything they desire. Unlike the central challenge that is prepared prior to the competition, the instant challenge is given to the team during a short time frame at the tournament. The instant challenge tests the ability of teams to think on their feet and create quick solutions to problems.

The U of T Destination Imagination teams compete in Ontario on a provincial level and represents Canada internationally at the Global Finals in Knoxville, TN, where they compete against Universities worldwide. U of T DI also provides mentorship to many high school and elementary level teams through workshops and presentations, as well as aid in the appraising of these levels of competition at local competitions. U of T DI currently has the highest ranked University Level Canadian Destination Imagination team and holds much prestige and respect in the DI community.

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Manini Choudhary
Secondary Contact
Cathy Gao
P: 416 779 9103
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Group Profile

Organization Type
Recognized Student Group
Campus Association
St. George
Areas of Interest
Hobby and Leisure
Renewal Date
September 30, 2020

Group Leaders

Manini Choudhary
Cathy Gao