Social innovation labs are sprouting up across Canada that efficiently combine multi-sectorial resources to solve wicked societal problems. Often supported by and housed in postsecondary institutions, labs foster collaboration between private/for profit, public/government, academic and nonprofit actors. But where are these labs located? How are they structured, housed, managed and financed? What are their successes and lessons learned? Our “Social Innovation Labs in Canada” project is an attempt to answer these questions using a sample of existing labs.
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Our very best wishes to you and your families for a joyous and wondrous holiday season. Often during this busy time, we forget about the beauty that is all around us and the vitality of all the diversity with which we share this planet. Our gift to you for the holiday season is this animated video, which we hope brings some beauty into your world.
Our research project, MC3: Meeting the Climate Change Challenge has two phases. The first phase, 2012—2014, interviewed 11 local government climate innovators. The second phase of the research, as one of its deliverables, re-interviewed a sub sample of the original interviewees in order to track if any changes had occurred in their development paths. Included in this sub sample were interviewees with the elected officials from the virtual conversations led in the first phase.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new CRC Research Pinterest account. From Canadian wildlife and biodiversity to data visualizations and design, this social media platform provides a space to experiment with curatorial practice and research dissemination. Organized into 15 curated boards, our page not only features our work but also images pinned from interesting content found across the web.
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Attending the 10th annual Vancouver Island Economic Summit in Nanaimo, BC? Be sure to stop by the Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: Impacts and Solutions Panel on Wednesday, October 26th at 3:30 pm featuring Professor Ann Dale (Royal Roads University), Dr.
We joined gardener, Jeff Wright, on a marvelous mushroom meander at Royal Roads yesterday. During our trek through the surrounding rainforest, we discovered several varieties of local fungi and snapped many close-up photos. Jeff brought along a field guide called Mushrooms demystified: a comprehensive guide to the fleshy fungi, which is available at the RRU library.
Join us Wednesday, October 26th from 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT / 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT, for a conversation on the challenges of integrated planning as part of our Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: Integrated Planning Series.
What is spatial justice? It's not a typo; it's a new and important way of thinking about social justice. Many of us will relate to justice and injustice along axes like class or race or gender. But every single one of us is affected by the spatial distribution of justice—things like where your nearest library is or how much diversity is in your grocery store. Watch this short animated video to learn about common examples and ways to increase spatial justice.