As we in Ontario and Quebec leave the summer that never came, those on the East and West Coasts experienced record high temperature, drought and wildfires. In my 32 years at the lake, this is the least I have ever swum, and we now enter the Fall and renew our research efforts.
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Research shows that one of the most powerful steps you can take to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions is to become a vegetarian. However, many may consider this a drastic lifestyle change that they are not prepared to make. Cutting down your meat consumption can significantly reduce your carbon footprint. Check out our new CRC Research video to learn more!
Social Innovation Labs are sprouting up across Canada in response to the complex challenges facing society. Often supported by and housed in post-secondary institutions, labs foster collaboration between private/for profit, public/government, as well as academic and non-profit actors. But where are these labs located? How are they structured, housed, managed and financed? What type of projects do they undertake and what approaches do they adopt?
If you look up sustainable development, it often only addresses two concerns: the environment and the economy. But some definitions include a third concern that is equally important: the social imperative. Our new HEAD Talks video animates an article written by Professor Ann Dale and Dr. Lenore Newman called Sustainable Development for Some: “Green” Urban Development.
Do you remember our animated video exploring the concept of spatial justice?
On Friday, February 24, 2017, the MC3 2.0 Research Team hosted a virtual Peer-to-Peer Learning Exchange with a group of policy-makers and practitioners as well as leaders from NGO’s and the private sector. As part of the first phase of our research, we conducted interviews with participants from 11 Case Study Communities.
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.
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.