Governance

Social Innovation Institute activities are guided by an interdisciplinary Advisory Council and supported by volunteer committees that work closely with staff to co-create programs, strategies and other initiatives.

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is made up of academic, business, non-profit and government changemakers. Advisory Council members provide guidance, feedback, and opportunities to enhance Edmonton’s social innovation ecosystem.

  • Robert Andruchow, MacEwan faculty member, Fine Arts and Communications

  • Victor Bilodeau, MacEwan faculty member, Business

  • Dave Buchanan, MacEwan faculty member, Arts and Science

  • Mark Cabaj, principal, Here to There Consulting

  • Karen McDonald, executive director, Sage Seniors Association

  • Margaret Milner, MacEwan faculty member, Nursing

  • Ray Muzyka, chief executive officer, ThresholdImpact

  • Simon O'Byrne, senior vice president, Stantec

  • Louis Pereira, principal, Thirdstone Consulting

  • Keren Perla, director, Alberta CoLab

  • Cynthia Puddu, MacEwan faculty member, Health and Community Studies

  • Tom Redl, chief executive officer, Chandos Construction

  • Aubrianna Snow, SAMU VP Student Life

     

Community Engaged Learning Committee

This committee fosters experiential learning opportunities and connections between MacEwan faculty, students and community organizations.

  • Sharon Bratt, co-chair, MacEwan faculty member, Faculty of Arts and Science

  • Gillian Kemp, co-chair, acting director, MacEwan Career Development and Experiential Learning

  • Tami Ambury, experiential learning facilitator, MacEwan Career Development and Experiential Learning

  • Rose Ginther, MacEwan faculty member, Faculty of Fine Arts and and Communications

  • Leo Wong, founding director, MacEwan Social Innovation Institute

Community Engaged Scholarship Committee

This committee builds capacity for community-engaged research within MacEwan and the broader community.

  • Leo Wong, founding director, MacEwan Social Innovation Institute 

  • Cynthia Puddu, chair, MacEwan faculty member, Faculty of Health and Community Studies 

  • Rita Dhungel, MacEwan faculty member, Faculty of Health and Community Studies 

  • Robyn Hall, MacEwan scholarly communications librarian 

  • Jon Lai, University of Alberta graduate student, Human Ecology 

  • Lana Krys MacEwan faculty member, Faculty of Arts and Science 

  • Jennifer Long, MacEwan faculty member, Faculty of Arts and Science 

  • Heather McRae, MacEwan faculty member, School of Continuing Education 

  • Craig Kuziemsky, associate vice-president, Research, MacEwan University 

  • Wayne Williams, MacEwan faculty member, Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications 

  • Isabelle Sperano, MacEwan faculty member, Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications 

Impact Measurement Committee

This committee supports development and implementation of the Social Innovation Institute’s evaluation framework so we can know if and how our work is making a difference.

  • Eli Schrader, chair, Centre Hope, ThinkCatalyst/Clinomics 

  • Maria Reyes, Government of Alberta, Economic Development, Trade and Tourism 

  • Alexis Lockwood, academic lead, MacEwan Social Innovation Institute 

  • Gregory Springate, MacEwan faculty member, School of Business 

  • Devraj Hansdah, Government of Alberta, Environment and Parks 

  • Sateen Werner, Government of Alberta, Seniors and Housing 

  • Helaine Krystkowiak, Alberta Health Services 

  • Terrilyn Chiasson, Workers' Compensation Board 

 

For more information or to get involved in our committees, please contact us.

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