News Blog


Oct, 2017

Brown Bag Lunch Highlights

After learning about how much of a problem bullying among youth was in Canada and finding out that many leaders and educators were lacking the tools to turn the situation around, Dr. Craig and her colleagues launched PREVNet in 2006. Over the years, the organization has built collaborative partnerships with governments, NGOs, and businesses to design evidence-backed initiatives and campaigns that can truly work towards diminishing the negative effects that bullying and victimization have on society.


Oct, 2017

Student Volunteer Outreach Experience

João Victor Araujo, a recent graduate of the Masters in International Business program (MIB) and new Certificate in Social Impact alumni is not at all disappointed with his decision to enroll into the Certificate in Social Impact program; in fact, João’s intention in joining the program was to enrich his experience at Smith and he did just that.


Sep, 2017

My Internship Experience: Rohan Gandhi

Throughout my life, I have always strived to give back to the community as much as possible. Despite stereotypes associated with Commerce students, I have always hoped that my extracurricular, volunteer experiences and career would have some form of positive social impact. The Raya Aralihalli Memorial Fund managed by the Centre for Social Impact gave students exceptional opportunities to make an impact in the community while gaining crucial work experience and developing their professional skill set.


Jul, 2017

My Experience - by Nathan Mah, MEI 2017

My experience working towards the Certificate in Social Impact is one I relished. In the beginning, I was ecstatic at the opportunity to work with something bigger than just my own business project. Having come from a healthcare background, I was passionate to make a difference in others’ lives, and I thought the Certificate in Social Impact would be a perfect way to make that a reality.


Jun, 2017

Certificate Student Highlight: Caroline Hua

Each May, our Centre congratulates graduates who have dedicated their time and efforts to the completion of the Certificate in Social Impact. These graduates have engaged with charities, non-profit organizations and social enterprises, and participated in events and conferences, which have demonstrated their dedication to learning about social impact.