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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.


Oct, 2018

Thinking Global, Using Local - Gwen Patrick on Shorefast, Fogo Island and the Future of Social Enterprises

On September 25th, we had a delightful session on life on Fogo Island, Newfoundland, and how Shorefast is enabling a self-sustained community through social enterprise. Gwen Patrick, a fourth year Business Communication student and Kehoe Fellow at the Smith School of Business, had the opportunity to complete a Kehoe Internship with Shorefast over Summer 2018. She worked to measure, promote and support Fogo Island’s community and economy, as well as work within accounting and human resources policy development for Shorefast’s social businesses. Her talk provided an overview of her time at Shorefast, the history of Fogo Island, and the need for community engagement in building a social enterprise.


Aug, 2018

Risk Management in Today’s “Risk Society”: Thoughts on Modern Day Risk Management From Michael Durland

Risk Management in Today’s “Risk Society”: Thoughts on Modern Day Risk Management From Michael Durland Article Written by Michèle Whitcombe


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

Student Profile: Volunteering in New Orleans

Earlier this year, three Certificate in Social Impact students from Queen’s Commerce traveled to New Orleans and volunteered their time, helping members of the local community as part of the Certificate program’s outreach component.