Quick Links

SEI

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

Wed, 2015-06-03 17:01


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

Source Site: /desautels

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

Thu, 2015-04-02 14:45

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.

Contact Information

Contact: Ms. Anna Birnie-Lefcovitch
Organization: Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM)
Email:
Source Site: /desautels

SEI Impact Internship Program: Seeds of Change Crowdfunding

Wed, 2015-02-11 16:29

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.

Source Site: /desautels

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

Thu, 2014-09-25 17:30 - 20:00
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