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Aug, 2019

How Exposure to Social Impact Sparked an Opportunity in Sustainable Fashion

For students in the Accelerated MBA (AMBA) program at the Smith School of Business, the Certificate in Social Impact offers education, exposure, and experience in the world of social impact, enterprise, and innovation. For AMBA 2019 graduate, Luan Tolosa, the Certificate was also a catalyst for the ideation and successful launch of her social enterprise, SEWT – Suits Especially for Women Tailored.


Jul, 2019

Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable: Taleen Haneshian on How Volunteering in Armenia Shifted her Perspective

Taleen Haneshian, a recent graduate of the Smith School of Business Accelerated MBA (2019) and Certificate in Social Impact, was encouraged by her experiences at Smith to continue dedicating her time to giving back. Following graduation, Taleen took on a new challenge and spent time volunteering in Armenia for an organization called FAST (Foundation for Armenians in Science and Technology). In this blog, Taleen shares her experience of how volunteering abroad gave her new perspective on stepping outside of her comfort zone.


Jun, 2019

I AM Mending the Gap: How MMIE Student, Anne O’Neill, is Tackling Gender Inequality

Anne O'Neill is a current student in the Master of Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MMIE Class of 2019) program and the Certificate in Social Impact at the Smith School of Business. In this student profile, she shares her story about her mission to spark conversations about gender inequality in athletics.


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.