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Announcing the 2017 SEI Impact Internship Cohort

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) is pleased to announce the Social Economy Initiative’s Impact Internship cohort for the 2017 year. Now heading into its fifth consecutive year, the program pairs top McGill undergraduate students with social-purpose organizations&nbs...

Published: 28 Apr 2017

Official Launch of the Social Innovators' Integration Lab (SIIL)

On May 30, 2016, members of the McGill and Montreal community gathered for the launch of the Social Innovators' Integration Lab (SIIL). The SIIL research project, located at Le Salon 1861 in the heart of Montreal's Quartier de l’Innovation, is dedicated to develop scientific...

Published: 31 May 2016

McGill Management Students Focus on Helping Syrian Refugees

By Karen Seidman, Montreal Gazette, April 26, 2016 :

"Every semester, McGill University faculty lecturer Anita Nowak challenges her students to come up with projects for her social entrepreneurship and social innovation class based on a theme that she finds particularly timely and relevant.

For this semester, it was helping Syrian refugees integrate into Canadian society.

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Published: 27 Apr 2016

Social Innovators’ Integration Lab Welcomes Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management’s Social Economy Initiative is pleased to welcome Dr....

Published: 27 Apr 2016

SEI Impact Internship Program - 2016 Cohort Announced

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) is pleased to announce the Social Economy Initiative’s Impact Internship cohort for the 2016 year....

Published: 20 Apr 2016

McGill students give future Syrian newcomers English lessons online

Many people are offering help to Syrian refugees after they arrive in Quebec, but students are reaching out to refugees while they remain overseas.

... "We're filling that void," said Anita Nowak.

The Mentor-in-Residence at McGill said the image of Alan Kurdi, the young Syrian boy who drowned trying to make it to Turkey, motivated them to reach out overseas.

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Published: 7 Jan 2016

McGill Innovation Week Features Social Innovation Initiatives On and Off Campus

The third installation of McGill Innovation Week took place in November 2015, featuring nineteen events which integrated McGill students and faculty with the local Montreal innovation community. 

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Published: 7 Dec 2015

Social Entrepreneurship Workshop: Designing your career, your enterprise, and your impact

On November 13, 2015, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) and the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship co-sponsored a half-day workshop on social entrepreneurship. Entitled “Social Entrepreneurship: Designing your career, your enterprise, and your impact”, the event featured a broad range of attendees – from those new to the concept of entrepreneurship to established entrepreneurs.

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Published: 19 Nov 2015

The Possible Nation: Social Innovation and the Art of Unleashing Human Potential

On October 23, 2015, the McGill community welcomed David Bornstein to speak to a captive audience on social entrepreneurship, social innovation, and the power of solutions based journalism. Part of McGill's Homecoming events, this 4th installment of the SEI Keynote was entitled "The Possible Nation: Social Innovation and the Art of Unleashing Human Potential".

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Published: 27 Oct 2015

Now Accepting Applications for the Integrated Management Student Projects Fund (IMSPF)

The most important challenges faced by society and managers in contemporary organizations, be they private, public or not-for-profit, are closely related. They do not respect disciplinary boundaries and cannot be adequately tackled with knowledge from just one management function or university faculty....

Published: 9 Sep 2015

Postdoctoral Research Associate at McGill University and the Social Innovators’ Integration Lab (SIIL)

To download the job description in English and French, please click here.

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Start Date: January 2016, possibly adjustable

Duration: 2 years, with possibility of 1 year extension

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Published: 3 Jun 2015

SEI Impact Interns – 2015 Cohort Announced

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 (i.e. non-profits and social enterprises) for ten weeks over the summer.

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Published: 14 May 2015

Internship Opportunity with the Social Economy Initiative in partnership with the McGill Quartier de l’Innovation

The Social Economy Initiative in partnership with the McGill Quartier de l’Innovation (QI) team invites McGill student (graduate and undergraduate) applications to a part-time 6-month internship developing a case study on McGill’s partnership and involvement with the Salon 1861 (Gestion immobilière Quo Vadis). 

The project will be co-supervised by Desautels Professors Emmanuelle Vaast and Ruthanne Huising with support from Ms. Isabelle Péan of the McGill QI team.

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Published: 2 Apr 2015

SEI Impact Internship Program: Seeds of Change Crowdfunding

McGill students have incredible ideas and know how to enact positive social change. Now you can help them apply their knowledge and passion through the Impact Internship Program at the Social Economy Initiative (SEI) of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM). The program pairs top undergraduate students with social-purpose organizations (i.e. non-profits and social enterprises) for ten weeks over the summer.

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Published: 11 Feb 2015

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