Quick Links

SEI

Can renewables become the dominant source of electricity in Canada and the USA?

Thu, 2014-09-25 17:30 - 20:00
Amphithéâtre Bell (Room: C-631) at Polytechnique Montreal
Price: Free

"Rapid innovation and growth in renewable energy", a talk by MIT's Jessica Trancik

Renewable energy technologies have sustained high growth rates over the past 30 years [1], with solar and wind energy production growing at roughly 30% per year, due to a combination of technology cost improvement and public policy incentives.

Source Site: /desautels

Can renewables become the dominant source of electricity in Canada and the USA?

Wed, 2014-09-24 17:30 - 20:00
Arts Building : Moyse Hall, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5
Price: Free

Talks by MIT speaker John Reilly and CEA speaker Jim Burpee

"Prospects and Challenges for High Penetration of Renewable Energy", John Reilly, MIT

Renewables electricity sources are a seemingly attractive low-carbon option to substitute for coal or gas generation.  Regional availability of high quality wind and solar resources varies, but at least in the United States, most regions have significant resources. Expanding the options to biomass, hydroelectricity, and geothermal creates greater opportunities.

Source Site: /desautels

SEI Impact Internship Program - Call for 2014 Student Applications

Sat, 2014-02-01 18:04

Introduction

The Social Economy Initiative (SEI) is an important vehicle through which McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management integrates social entrepreneurship and social innovation into its teaching, research and outreach activities. The SEI is an undertaking of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM). The Institute’s mandate is to foster an integrated approach to management.

The goals of the SEI are threefold:

Source Site: /desautels

Pay it Forward Initiative Puts Smiles on Hundreds of Faces

Thu, 2013-12-12 17:10

Over the years, the end of final exams has inspired any number of spontaneous displays of pure happiness, including high fives, chest bumping and uncontrollable giggling. But what was up with the 100 or so students boogying in the streets at the crossroads on lower campus on Tuesday, Dec. 3 – two days before finals kicked off?

Source Site: /desautels

Empathy in the Creative Process: Leverage Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation

Wed, 2013-11-13 16:00 - 18:00
Bronfman Building : 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1G5

Empathy in the Creative Process: Leverage Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation

Seung Chan (Slim) Lim

Date: November 13, 2013
Time: 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Location: 3rd Floor Lounge, Bronfman Building

Source Site: /desautels

SEI’s Second Annual Homecoming Keynote

Thu, 2013-10-24 15:48

On Friday, the Social Economy Initiative (SEI) presented its Second Annual Homecoming Keynote event in the Bronfman Building. The event featured presentations from five social entrepreneurships including Aspire– the 2013 Hult Prize winning team, as well as four past winners of the McGill Dobson Cup. Each team elaborated on their companies and the ways in which their work has had an impact.

Source Site: /desautels

Universities that Teach You to Change the World

Wed, 2013-10-23 15:03

Just three months after graduating this year from the University of Waterloo, Jonathan Rivard’s startup company had generated $130,000 in revenue.
... “It is a generational zeitgeist, no doubt about it,” says Anita Nowak, integrating director of the Social Economy Initiative, at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal.
... The Dobson Cup is structured so that students present their ideas to a panel of experts over several months and successive rounds, competing for cash prizes and mentoring advice.

Source Site: /desautels

MBA Diary: Do Good Or Do Well?

Sat, 2013-10-05 11:24

Scott Weatherhead, an MBA student at McGill University in Canada and the Social Economy Initiative's impact intern, travels through North Korea and South Africa in search of a use for his theoretical knowledge.
MBA students are preoccupied with doing well. We pull all-nighters for the highest marks, to land the best internships, to get the biggest salary upon graduation. Rarely do we take enough time to assess the impact of our actions. Yes, working harder may raise our marks but, beyond that, what is it all for?

Source Site: /desautels

SEI Impact Internship Program

The 2014 SEI Impact Internship Program call for applications is now closed

Connect with the Desautels Faculty of Management

Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill on FacebookDesautels Faculty of Management at McGill on TwitterFollow the Desautels Faculty of Management University page on LinkedInDesautels Faculty of Management at McGill, BCom Program on LinkedInDesautels Faculty of Management at McGill, MBA Program on LinkedInDesautels Faculty of Management at McGill on YouTubeDesautels Faculty of Management at McGill on Facebook

Research at the Desautels Faculty of Management

Accounting at Desautels Faculty of ManagementFinance at Desautels Faculty of ManagementInformation Systems at Desautels Faculty of ManagementMarketing at Desautels Faculty of ManagementOperations Management at Desautels Faculty of ManagementOrganizational Behaviour at Desautels Faculty of ManagementStrategy and Organization at Desautels Faculty of ManagementHealth Care at Desautels Faculty of Management