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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.


Nov, 2018

Speaker Series: Susan McLennan

There’s a lot in life that you just can’t teach. The most successful, passionate people you meet – who have gone on these incredible journeys and ended up in the best destinations – they probably got there by accident. That is at the core of all that I took away from Susan McLennan’s lecture in Goodes Hall this week: when you stumble onto your purpose, you gotta run with it, even if you trip and fall flat on your face.


Nov, 2018

Brown Bag Lunch Highlights

On November 20th, the Centre for Social Impact hosted its monthly brown bag lunch featuring Diego Soares. Mr. Soares is a PhD candidate in Management Organizational Behaviour, who is currently developing research regarding the emotional foundations of social enterprise (SE).


Nov, 2018

Exploring the Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Corporate Financial Performance: A Dynamic Perspective

This month, the Centre for Social Impact had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Jacob Brower as part of the Centre’s Brown Bag Lunch series. Dr. Brower is an Assistant Professor of Marketing here at Smith School of Business. Dr. Brower is currently researching the factors that drive the adoption of corporate social responsibility (CSR), and how CSR affects firms.


Oct, 2018

14th Annual Social Impact Summit

On October 12th and 13th, the Centre for Social Impact hosted its 14th Annual Social Impact Summit. Smith students interested in the world of social impact were treated to a diverse collection of keynote speakers, plenary sessions, panels, and workshops. Topics ranged from social impact staples like social finance and social entrepreneurship, to more unique themes like the role of Big Data and artificial intelligence in social impact, to pressing issues like Indigenous community development and climate change. The Summit also featured some of the amazing work that past Certificate students are currently up to.