Community Impact Research Program

Led by Dr. Tina Dacin, the Community Impact Research Program conducts and supports research and initiatives in the areas of social innovation, social enterprise, Indigenous entrepreneurship, and community resilience, particularly in remote and rural contexts.

The program strives to educate and inform diverse audiences about topics relating to community impact by acting as a hub for community building, news, and educational resources. Current themes include thinking about community resilience, Canada’s rural and remote communities facing extinction, and the impact of COVID-19 on community.

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Community of Social Innovation

The Community of Social Innovation (COSI) is a network of academic scholars from North American and international institutions, led by Dr. Tina Dacin (Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business, Queen’s University) and Dr. Jerry Davis (Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan). COSI’s mission is to foster and advance the sharing of insights around teaching, data, theory and methods in the social innovation space, and to provide focused opportunities to mentor junior scholars in the domain.

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Research

The Community Impact Research Project currently leads and supports research in the areas of social innovation, social enterprise, Indigenous entrepreneurship, and community resilience, particularly in remote and rural contexts. The Centre collaborates and engages with a network of partners in the Kingston community and across Canada for the purpose of research. In addition, the Centre strives to educate and inform diverse audiences about social impact topics, including students, staff and faculty at Smith School of Business and the broader community, through the translation of research, convening of scholars and curation of engaging learning opportunities.

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Professional Leadership Programs

The Community Impact Research Project provides astute professionals with opportunities to gain applicable skills and build professional networks to advance your career and support your organizational goals.

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