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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.


Jan, 2019

Do What You Love, and Do It With Happy People

Social impact is exploding. People care. They care a lot, and they care constantly. They care so much that it will warm your heart to no end, and you will want to go out there and give all of yourself to the things that you care about.


Nov, 2018

Universal Basic Income and Social Entrepreneurship

This blog post introduces the reader to the contentious concept of universal basic income [UBI]. While UBI is both celebrated and critiqued at all points on the political spectrum, this post focuses on the impact that UBI could have on a social enterprise ecosystem.