Social Economy Initiative
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.
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.
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?
2015 SEI Impact Internship Program Cohort
MDIIM is pleased to announce the Social Economy Initiative’s Impact Internship cohort for the 2015 year. The SEI Impact Internship Program pairs top undergraduate students who offer various skills and managerial support with social-purpose organizations (non-profits and social enterprises) for ten weeks over the summer.
The twelve McGill students named to the 2015 cohort are:
Championing Social Entrepreneurship
Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University reports from the Social Economy Initiative's flagship event, where former primer minister Paul Martin speaks about how youth can take hold of the new age of social enterprise.
Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, April 30, 2013
McGill’s new Social Economy Initiative features Paul Martin and Henry Mintzberg at inaugural flagship event on April 16
Montreal, March 26, 2013 – Four pre-eminent Quebec-based social economy experts will participate in “Strengths of the Social Economy” on Tuesday, April 16 at 5:00 pm at the Centre Mont-Royal in downtown Montreal (www.mcgill.ca/sei-flagship).
Neuroscience has recently confirmed that we are all born with an innate capacity for empathy. Join Anita Nowak, BCom'97, PhD'11, in a groundbreaking interactive webinar to explore the role that empathy can play in your individual, family, community and professional life. Doing so can lead the way to creating more personal and professional impact and changing your life and society for the better.
SEI general inquiries:
SEI mailing address:
Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management - The Social Economy Initiative
Desautels Faculty of Management
Bronfman Building, Room 104, 1001 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC, Canada | H3A 1G5
The SEI's research-related goal is to conduct leading-edge research into the social economy for the purpose of actionable knowledge.
Over one third of our professors' research topics relevant to the social economy, including: