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RECODE: 2016 in Review

December 19, 2016

by Chad Lubelsky

The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

The end of the year is a busy time.

With wrap-up, looking ahead, looking back, and bewilderment that it’s already the holidays, it’s easy enough to feel somewhat disjointed. So taking a moment to pause, how did we do over the past 12 months?

Our goals in 2016 included:

  • Pilot and test activities (possibly labs) that are likely to contribute to greater institutional and systemic change in higher education.
  • Bring together groups and individuals based on the work they’re doing to learn from and with each other.
  • Provide support and opportunities (seeding) to increase the capacity for and receptiveness to social innovation in higher education.
  • Support on campus culture shifts that seek to enhance community well-being.

Assuming different roles, we’ve seen progress in a number of ways. As a
convener, we’ve hosted dialogues, like our Pre-Indigenous Innovation Summit Dialogue where we discussed Indigenous innovation in Canadian higher education. As an advisor, we’ve provided guidance to our student-led hackED team who ran roundtables at over 10 campuses. And as a partner, we worked with Cities for People to launch the Civic Innovation Awards, supporting community/campus collaborations.

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