Upcoming Events

Social Impact Summit

The Social Impact Summit is an engaging and inspiring conference program that brings together leading academics and practitioners to expose delegates to a variety of issues and topics in the area of Social Impact and Responsible Leadership. This two-day Summit is a mixture of keynote speakers, panel discussions, skill building workshops and networking opportunities designed to educate and inspire delegates to be impactful and responsible leaders both in their careers and in their local communities.

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  • October 12-13, 2018
  • Goodes Hall


Social Innovation Boot Camp

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Social Innovation Bootcamp is an engaging two-date immersion into the world of social innovation and its implications for using business as a catalyst for social change.

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Social Innovation Research Showcase

Spring 2018

The Social Innovation Research Showcase brings together graduate students from Smith School of Business to present and discuss the research projects they have been working on related to issues of social innovation. This half-day event also includes a Faculty speaker panel and keynote speaker with some of Queen’s University’s leading faculty researchers.

Brown Bag Lunch Series

November 20, 2018 – 11:45am to 12:45pm – Diego Moreira Soares

The Emotional Foundations of Social Enterprises

February 5, 2019 – 11:45am to 12:45pm – Mara Shaw

Food Injustice: The Right to Food in 2019

March 5, 2019 – 11:45am to 12:45pm – Goce Andrevski

Corporate Social Responsibility and Competitive Activity of Firms: Substitutes or Complements?

April 2, 2019 – 11:45am to 12:45pm – Stephen Thomas

Artificial Intelligence in Business

Speaker Series

Susan McLennan – Reimagine PR, President – Wednesday, November 21, 2018 – 12pm to 1pm

Emily Pang – Chief Operating Officer at SickKids Foundation – Friday, January 18, 2019 – 11:45am to 12:45pm

Peter Sinclair – Chief Sustainability Officer at Barrick Gold Corporation – Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – 11:45am to 12:45pm

Professional Leadership Programs

Social Finance Academy 2-days

Learn how to integrate social finance tools within your organization to transform outcomes and investment models, while achieving measurable financial returns and valuable social impacts.

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Leading with Impact 2-days

Learn what it means to be a responsible and ethical leader who can effect change within organizations, communities, and society at large. The session will focus on topics such as authenticity, designing for innovation, social intrapreneurship, and partnering across sectors.

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LGBTQ+ Professional Leadership Program

May 12-17, 2019

Bring confidence and authenticity to your leadership style as a professional who identifies as LGBTQ+ or acts as an ally to the community.

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