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Social Innovation at Innis College 

Innis College is partnering with The Agency to introduce students to the field of social innovation. Two Social Innovation Ambassadors have been added to the Office of Student Life Student Leaders program for 2017-2018.

Sponsored by Innis Principal Charlie Keil, this pilot project will leverage the resources of The Agency and the infrastructure of Innis to the benefit students looking to explore social innovation and social entrepreneurship at the University and out in the community.

A student focus group held earlier in the year uncovered a desire to combine passion and purpose with studies and profession, but there was a lack of awareness of the field of social innovation, along with the language and opportunities.

We’re building a community of social innovators and social entrepreneurs at UofT starting at Innis.

The Agency working with Innis and their Student Ambassadors will provide group meetups and individual consultations to address this gap in understanding. The goal being to raise awareness of the field of social innovation as a focus to combine studies, career and life purpose.

  • Knowledge
  • Collaboration & community
  • Finding purpose
  • Finding meaningful work
Lily Yang

Lily Yang

Lily Yang is a student of Innis College and is currently in her 3rd year at the University of Toronto, specializing in History and majoring in Cognitive Science.

As a Social Innovation Ambassador, part of a collaboration between Innis College and The Agency, Lily is responsible for helping to build a community of social innovators and social entrepreneurs at UofT, beginning with Innis College.

Lily is thrilled to be a part of this journey and will strive to do her best to create a sense of community for those in the field of social innovation.

Reach Lily at lilyli.yang@mail.utoronto.ca

Malvika Nair

Malvika Nair

Malvika is a student of Innis College and is currently in her 3rd year at the University of Toronto, halfway through completing her B.Sc in Psychology/English.

An international student from India, Malvika has taken on the role of the Social Innovation Ambassador, as part of a collaboration between Innis College and The Agency.

As a writer, dancer and director Malvika adds new dimensions to her new role with her previous experience in programming, communication and event management. Malvika currently works and collaborates as:

  • Content Creator and writer for the Innis Herald
  • Orientation Leader for UofT Orientation Week 2016 and 2017
  • Fundraiser for the charity Save the Children.

Reach Malvika at malvika.nair@mail.utoronto.ca

Sarah

Sarah Burley-Hollows

Sarah works at Innis College, University of Toronto as the Assistant Dean, Student Life. Sarah is passionate about education of the whole student, in and out of the classroom. With the professional staff and student team in the Office of Student Life, Sarah helps students explore their strengths in leadership, mentorship, community engagement and life skills.

Sarah is currently in her Masters of Education at York University, with interests in Canadian Higher Education, Social Justice and Globalization.

Sarah has previously volunteered the following associations: Girl Guides of Canada, Habitat Humanity, Ontario Educational Leadership Centre, and currently volunteers on the following associations: Canadian Association of College and University Student Services, Association of College University Housing Officers International and Ontario (OACUHO).

Contact Sarah at sarah.burley@utoronto.ca

We welcome students, faculty, staff, and external partners to contact us: info@theagencyuoft.ca.