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Nov, 2017

Social Innovation Bootcamp 2017

On October 13th & 14th Smith School of Business students came together for the Social Innovation Bootcamp to gain knowledge and skill development in social innovation and values-based leadership. The Bootcamp, designed for Smith students who are earning their Certificate in Social Impact alongside their degree, is an engaging opportunity for students to connect with like-minded peers and business leaders to develop impactful and effective solutions to social challenges.

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Oct, 2017

Student Volunteer Outreach Experience

The Centre recently reached out to Jennifer Lo, a Commerce student at Smith School of Business who is working towards her Certificate in Social Impact. Jennifer spent a portion of this past summer volunteering in Singapore with a variety of organizations, with these hours counting toward the volunteer requirement for the Certificate program. Jennifer provides below an insight into her volunteer outreach experience and what impact her involvement in the Certificate program has on her future.

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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.

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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.

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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.