Community and campus, stakeholders and students—together we can change the world. If you are an individual, organization, government department or business committed to or curious about social innovation and social entrepreneurship in Edmonton, talk to us.
At the MacEwan University Social Innovation Institute, we connect you with experts and innovators who support your commitment to positive change locally, regionally and globally. We offer programs, provide learning opportunities and host events that help people learn about and engage in social innovation. Let us introduce you to the students, faculty and other changemakers who have the expertise and creativity to move your ideas forward.
Passionate about community
Attend the five-part Economics of Social Change workshop series and increase your understanding of the connections between the local economy, community development and social change.
Social innovation, social labs, social entrepreneurs—these are exciting times for people who want to influence the world in positive ways. Here are a few examples of the types of projects we support:
A new university graduate has the seed of an idea for a tech start-up, but wants to make sure it is a sustainable, socially responsible enterprise.
A group of neighbours who sponsored a refugee family wants to support these new Canadians in getting a business idea off the ground.
An arts organization wants to showcase the creativity of youth in the community while raising funds to support their operations.
Contact us with your idea today. Tell us what you're thinking. Discover what we can do together.
Changemakers meet here
Social innovators from around the province gather at Roundhouse, a co-working space that shares our vision and provides a home to the Social Innovation Institute team.
Map the System
The Social Innovation Institute is coordinating MacEwan University’s involvement in the 2019-2020 Map the System Challenge. Challenge yourself to work with a team of students and a faculty advisor to examine a social problem you're passionate about. Stay tuned for details.
“An academic perspective—whether it’s from statistics, nursing, computer science, design or any other area of the university—adds value for both the organizations we are serving and our students.”
— Leo Wong, founding director, Social Innovation Institute