Last month Lars Boggild posted a blog suggesting universities should think of themselves as anchor institutions in our communities. Interestingly, this is one of the missions of our RECODE work here at the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation (3ci). Like Lars, we see the potential that universities can play in contributing to sustainable, vibrant and diverse communities. But to make this shift, universities need to utilize all their resources and think more broadly about their mission. This approach has sometimes been referred to as “the eds and meds”. To date, it is mainly US-based institutions that have taken up this challenge. It’s time to make this movement more prevalent in Canada.
February 17, 2016
by Tessa Hebb and James Puddicombe
Carleton Centre for Community Innovation, Carleton University
Catalyst for Sustainability: Social Infrastructure in Action at the University of Winnipeg
by Stephen Huddart
- New Resource: RECODE and Ashoka Canada 2018 Retreat Report
Why do Canadians need to go all the way to Boston to connect?
by Danica Straith (Ashoka Canada), Chad Lubelsky (RECODE), and Jennifer Gammad Lockerby (RECODE)
Solving the problems of today and tomorrow with social infrastructure
by Academica Group
The LabWISE Program: A Small Contribution to the Field of Change Labs in Canada
by Mark Cabaj
Campus-Community Collaboration: What can we learn from global post-secondary institutions?
by Jennifer Gammad Lockerby & Assiri Valdes