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

25Sep201417:30
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Amphithéâtre Bell (Room: C-631) at Polytechnique Montreal CA

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

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

24Sep201417:30
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Arts Building Moyse Hall, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G5, CA

Talks by MIT speaker John Reilly and CEA speaker Jim Burpee

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

SEI Impact Internship Program - Call for 2014 Student Applications

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:

Published: 1Feb2014

Pay it Forward Initiative Puts Smiles on Hundreds of Faces

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?

Published: 12Dec2013

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

13Nov201316:00
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Bronfman Building 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, CA

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

Seung Chan (Slim) Lim

SEI’s Second Annual Homecoming Keynote

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.

Published: 24Oct2013

Universities that Teach You to Change the World

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.

Published: 23Oct2013

MBA Diary: Do Good Or Do Well?

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.

Published: 5Oct2013

SEI Impact Internship Program

Applications for the 2017 SEI Impact Internship Program are now open!

McGill undergraduate students and Montreal-based social-purpose organizations are invited to apply to the 2017 SEI Impact Internship Program!

For students:

Second SEI Annual Homecoming Keynote

18Oct201315:00
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Championing Social Entrepreneurship

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