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Dec, 2017

13th Annual Social Impact Summit Recap

Earlier this month, the Centre for Social Impact hosted the 13th Annual Social Impact Summit. The Summit was a mixture of keynote presentations, panel sessions and workshops with a fantastic line up of speakers. Over the course of this two-day event, delegates were able to further their motivation and strengthen their passion to make a social impact.


Dec, 2017

Deep Decarbonization: How will it impact Canada? Brown Bag Lunch Highlights

On Tuesday November 14, 2017 we had the pleasure of hearing from Dr. Warren Mabee, who aside from being a professor and head of the Department of Geography and Planning here at Queen’s, also holds a Canada Research Chair in Renewable Energy Development and Implementation.


Nov, 2017

Social Innovation Bootcamp 2017

On October 13th & 14th Smith School of Business students came together for the Social Innovation Bootcamp to gain knowledge and skill development in social innovation and values-based leadership. The Bootcamp, designed for Smith students who are earning their Certificate in Social Impact alongside their degree, is an engaging opportunity for students to connect with like-minded peers and business leaders to develop impactful and effective solutions to social challenges.


Mar, 2017

Design Thinking in the Business World

Playdough, pipe-cleaners, and Lady Gaga: not what you would expect at a typical workshop about business strategy and development. However, this was not a typical workshop. Patrick Glinski, Senior Vice President of Idea Couture and head of IC/Health, brought the worlds of design thinking and business together to show how social innovation can benefit and impact business strategy. Drawing on his deep experiences in healthcare and in the interdisciplinary collaboration between business strategy and the social sciences, Patrick explored how the process of Design Thinking in developing new business ideas can tackle some of the biggest challenges in healthcare.


Feb, 2017

Michael Durland; The Importance of Transparency

Michael Durland, a member of the Centre for Social Impact's Advisory Board visited the Smith School of Business to speak directly with a classroom of students, both undergraduate and graduate. Michael conveyed his sense of authenticity and leadership.