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Archives: 2019 March


Mar, 2019

Four Key Lessons: Recap of Speaker Series with Mike Gerbis

In the month of March, the Centre for Social Impact had the pleasure of hosting Mike Gerbis as part of its Speaker Series. Mr. Gerbis is a BSc’ 90 grad, and current CEO of GLOBE Series & The Delphi Group. With a focus in the impact of climate change on future business leaders, Mr. Gerbis lead us through his own journey in the private sector. Kind enough to give advice to a room full of unsure students, Mr. Gerbis offered four key lessons that he has developed over the course of his career.


Mar, 2019

There are more socially impactful jobs out there than you may think.

There was a phase of a few months in my third year at Queen’s University when I was applying for jobs - endlessly looking and applying for any opportunities in the marketing space to sharpen my skills and experience. But deep down, I knew what I desired.


Mar, 2019

Speaker Series Recap: Peter Sinclair

Last month the Centre for Social Impact had the pleasure of hosting Peter Sinclair, COMM ’89 grad, Canadian Sustainability Executive, Senior Advisor - World Gold Council. Mr. Sinclair spoke on his own connections with social impact, detailing a journey that started with international development opportunities forged in his undergrad, which eventually landed him in the mining sector.


Mar, 2019

Volunteer Trip to Kenya with ME to WE Organization

With the determination to build a brighter future and the want to take part in meaningful travel, I decided to complete the Certificate in Social Impact program’s volunteer outreach component internationally and volunteer my time in Kenya, Africa.


Mar, 2019

Social Innovation Bootcamp: Tackling Food Security

On March 2nd, the Centre for Social Impact hosted its annual Social Innovation Bootcamp. Smith students, as well as Kingston community members, had the opportunity to engage with this year’s theme: Tackling Food Insecurity. Speakers included Mara Shaw, Executive Director, Loving Spoonful, Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger, Professor Monica LaBarge, as well as Queen’s graduate student Amanda Moraes. Topics ranged from the impact of income on food insecurity, the contributing factors to giving, and the medicalization of hunger. The bootcamp also featured a chance for participants to create their own presentations defining food insecurity, and all the ways that we can make a difference.