Breakout #1: City Level Social Innovation Location: Great Hall Time: 9:40am Facilitator: Shauna Brail, Urban Studies University of Toronto
Positive change starts here. Cities are a great platform for social innovation; there is lots to do and great organizations that come together to make a difference. In line with our UofT Presidential Priority of leveraging our urban locations,this session will bring together urban experts to share opportunities for students to have an impact in their city.
Breakout #2: What's Happening at Universities/Colleges Location: Music Room Time: 9:40am Facilitator: Andrew Do, Ryerson University
Universities and colleges are embracing social innovation and social entrepreneurship. Students, faculty and administrators are exploring how this field should be supported in academic institutions. Join this session to hear what what is happening on campuses and add your voice to the conversation about how this impacts your studies and future
Breakout #3: Social justice Location: East Common Room Time: 9:40am Facilitator: Ushnish Sengupta, OISE
Social movements raise awareness and build momentum but today are we going beyond advocacy to make social change. Work and research in social justice have been around for much longer than social innovation. This session will explore the intersection between social justice and innovation.
Breakout #4: Global impact Location: Great Hall Time: 10:40am Facilitator: Ann Armstrong, Rotman
The opportunities to make an impact in the world are endless. You can get involved involved as a student and you can make it your career. Join this session to learn what UofT students are doing to have a global impact and what they are learning along the way.
Breakout #5: Engaged learning for social innovation Location: Music Room Time: 10:40am Facilitator: Linzi Manicom, New College
What kinds of teaching and learning foster development of the skills, attributes and knowledge most conducive to changemaking? Following a brief introduction to social innovation in higher education, participants in this session will be given hands-on experience of some key modes of thinking and working that support social innovation. Creative, collaborative activities will explore empathy and systems/design thinking.
Breakout #6: Health Equity Location: East Common Room Time: 10:40am Facilitator: Alex Jadad/Trillum Chang, IGHEI, DLSPH
Join us to explore how we achieve health for all. We are shifting the focus from fighting disease to creating and spreading health, and addressing how to increase health at the university, in our communities and the world. During this session we will separate health innovation from technology. Substantive funding opportunities will be presented.
Breakout #7: Careers in Social Innovation Location: Great Hall Time: 1:00pm Facilitator: Jon Bray, Career Centre
This workshop will explore a variety of career stories in social innovation and provide you with resources to use in your search for meaningful work. We’ll present examples of social change work within the often ambiguous social economy. Participants will support one another in developing career exploration strategies to use in their pursuit of a career in social innovation.
Breakout #8: Winning competitions Location: Music Room Time: 1:00pm Facilitator: Helen Kontozopoulos, Dept of Computer Science Innovation Lab (DCSIL)
Competitions on social innovation are launching every day but are they worth the effort? Some offer $1M for ideas that will change the world. Others have smaller prizes but allow you to test an idea. Come hear from competition organizers and winners, and understand how to win and what's in it for you.
Breakout #9: Incubators/Accelerators Location: East Common Room Time: 1:00pm Facilitator: Richard McAloney, Impact Centre
There has been an explosion of popularity and support for entrepreneurship in the last few years. With this came a dramatic rise in the number of incubators and accelerators. This session will explore what they offer, what to look for and how to navigate the complex ecosystem that has emerged.
Breakout #10: Measuring impact Location: East Common Room Time: 2:00pm Facilitator: Lisa Lalande, Mowat
How is social impact measured and how is it different than tradition success metrics? Standards are starting to emerge in health, finance and policy circles but there is no current standard on measuring the impact of social innovations and for purpose organizations. In this session we will explore the emerging approaches and methodologies.
Breakout #11: Funding Social Entrepreneurship Location: Music Room Time: 2:00pm Facilitator: Angela Chen, Senior Analyst, Impact Capitalyst
Social enterprises come in different forms and so do their funding. This session will explore the different types of early-stage funding available for budding social entrepreneurs and answer questions such as how to pitch for funding, and how to blend funding sources across grants and investments? We will also speak to the landscape of impact funding in Canada.
Breakout #12: Top research ideas of the day Location: Great Hall Time: 2:00pm Facilitator: School of Graduate Studies
Thinking about grad school? Come listen to five of our best grad students share their research projects on social innovation. Be inspired to join them in examining the big issues facing our world.