It is with great pleasure that the CIRM welcomes, for a second consecutive year, Mr. Gorka Espiau as Professor of practice of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Program. Strong of his experience as Director of International Affairs and Places program of the Young Foundation (London), as Special Advisor to the Executive Office of the Basque President and as co-founder of SILK, a social innovation laboratory in the Basque countries, Gorka Espiau brings to Montreal and provides to the CIRM an international perspective on the social transformations taking place in the city.
Beginning in October, you will be invited to take part in the thought process and work of our visiting professor at conferences and discussions held in Montreal. Gorka Espiau will also offer an intensive seminar on social innovation in winter 2018 at McGill’s School of Urban Planning.