Published in the Montreal Gazette on March 24, J.W. McConnell Family Foundation President and CEO Stephen Huddart shares his thoughts on how universities can help build thriving, innovative cities in his op-ed, How universities can help make Montreal great.
June 18, 2015
June 9, 2015
Join us at the 4th Annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Higher Education:
June 9-11, 2015 in Lowell, Massachusetts
The Deshpande Symposium is a gathering of like-minded practitioners focused on accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship across the college and university environment. The Symposium provides a venue for attendees to learn from each others’ experiences; to gain wider exposure for their ideas, successes and start-ups; and to collaborate on activities that increase innovation and entrepreneurship in their academic communities.
On June 3, RECODE presented Creating the Conditions for Change: Lessons and Resources, a webinar hosted by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation senior social innovation fellows, Cheryl Rose and Allyson Hewitt.
Cheryl and Allyson shared a host of resources that look at how to create the conditions for change to happen, including a suite of tools and guides from SiG@MaRS; Social Innovation for Complex Problems, a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) developed by SiG@Waterloo; and much more.
May 26, 2015
CITIZEN SOLUTIONS. BETTER WORLD.
This year’s conference will take place at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON from May 26 – 29. Befitting its location, the conference will seek to explore citizen solutions for a better world by delving into the array of policy work being done to advance solutions in areas such as health, environment, food security, and employment.
May 25, 2015
Celebrate social innovation in Simcoe County!
Georgian College, in collaboration with the Ontario Social Service Workers Association (OSSWA), is hosting Move it Forward, a free, professional development experience at the Orillia Campus on Monday, May 25.
The event will give members of local community organizations an opportunity to meet and also acknowledge the socially innovative work being done in Simcoe County. It’s also intended as a thank you for the many community partners who have supported Georgian College students through field placements and Community Projects Initiatives.
The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for Georgian College community partners and $50 for other interested stakeholders.
May 14, 2015
We are excited to welcome RECODE’s newest team member — Danica Straith, Social Innovation Fellow. Danica will be working on our national engagement strategy, evaluation framework, social finance strategy, and with RECODE working groups. She is also a resource for our national communications and outreach initiatives, including the soon to be launched RECODE blog and webinar series.
Connect with Danica at email@example.com.
May 1, 2015
In the context of RECODE Concordia, financed by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, and in partnership with Concordia University (Karl Polanyi Institute, District 3 Innovation Center), the Chantier de l’économie sociale and the TIESS, we invite you to discover CHNGR.
With a mission to encourage social innovation and the development of collective and social entrepreneurship projects, CHNGR is searching for its first cohort of ambassadors! The successful applicants will receive a Community Engagement Fellowship, valued at 4000$ (or 2000$ in CEGEPS).
December 10, 2014
Help us to better understand how the post-secondary system is currently supporting students—what’s missing, and what are the levers of change?
By completing this survey, you’ll help to create a visual mapping of real experiences and potential levers of change that will shape our understanding of the challenges we face and what we can do about them.