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New Report: Insights & Observations at the Intersection of Higher Education, Indigenous Communities & Local Economic Development

January 23, 2017

“How can social enterprise be implemented within the Indigenous world view of economy? Why aren’t Indigenous people leading the conversation?”

These questions (and many others) were raised during our November 7th pre-Indigenous Innovation Summit dialogue on supporting Indigenous social entrepreneurship. We invite you to read our post-dialogue report, which includes discussion notes, insights, observations, and suggestions for next steps.

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Watch! Writing for the Web

December 15, 2016

Did you miss our December 14 webinar on Writing for the Web with writer Dave Lank? Catch up and check out the recording below.

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C2UExpo Community Jam:

Are you part of an innovative partnership between communities and campuses to create smart and caring communities?

Perhaps you are working with aboriginal communities, creating spaces for young people to thrive in your city or linking philanthropists with innovative community research. If you are, then you don’t want to miss the C2UExpo 2017 Community Jam taking place May 1-2, 2017.

Hosted by Simon Fraser University—in partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, RECODE, the City of Surrey, and Vancity—the Jam is an interactive two-day learning exchange focused on creating a lasting legacy among communities and campuses building smart and caring communities.

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Join us February 28 & March 1 in Miami!

Are you attending the Ashoka U Exchange in Miami this upcoming March?

Like at last year’s Exchange conference, we’re hosting a pre-conference gathering for Canadians and you’re invited to join.

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Join the Pathways Canada Cohort

In partnership with VentureWell and the Deshpande Foundation, we’re inviting emerging post-secondary leaders with a strong institutional commitment to the integration of innovation and entrepreneurship across their campus, to apply for the inaugural Canadian cohort of VentureWell’s Pathways program.

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Short survey: Maximizing the Capacity of Higher Education in Service of Community

December 7, 2016

Share your thoughts!

Along with The Pond-Deshpande Centre and hackED we’ve been taking a course led by The Academy for Systems Change called Systems Thinking for Social Change, with the goal of gaining insight into the post-secondary education (PSE) landscape to address critical societal challenges facing Canada.

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NEW DISCUSSION PAPER: Canadian Universities and Colleges supporting Indigenous entrepreneurship

November 29, 2016

On November 7, just before the Indigenous Innovation Summit, we gathered thirty Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders for a pre-conference dialogue on providing social entrepreneurship learning opportunities to Indigenous post-secondary students.

At the gathering, we discussed the ideas and findings from our new discussion paper—stay tuned for our meeting report.

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RECODE WEBINAR: Writing for the Web

Join us Wednesday, December 14 at 12pm (EDT) for a RECODE Webinar with freelance writer Dave Lank to learn strategies for effective online writing.

As most of us increasingly engage with content using our smartphones, the way we consume information has changed drastically in only the last few years.

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Ashoka U Commons – Now Accepting Applications for January cohort

November 24, 2016

Join the January cohort!

Ashoka U Commons is a virtual accelerator for individuals working to develop social innovation education on their campus. Participants in the Commons collaborate with peers from across the field of higher education who are working toward similar goals. Experience Coaches will guide and support participants in developing and advancing specific objectives in each of our six Cohorts:

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Getting to Maybe: A Social Innovation Residency


Social innovation skills are needed now more than ever to tackle the urgent challenges of our times. Complex problems confront individuals and communities in many different sectors. Whether your concerns lie with culture, climate, industry, justice or policy, creating the change we need in the world depends on gaining knowledge and finding new approaches.

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Upcoming Events:

REGISTER: Cross-Canada series of talks and workshops on System Change Leadership with Daniela Papi-Thornton

September 09, 2017 at 12:30 PM

Halifax, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Duncan, Calgary

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