Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Time: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

B108/R105 - New Trades Building at bottom of campus

Add to CalendarSocial Innovation: How VIU is Contributing to Social Change through its Teaching, Research & Community-Centred Initiatiatives05/15/2019 10:00 AM05/15/2019 03:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/Vancouverfalse

VIU is deeply committed to its students, faculty and the community it serves. We have demonstrated this in a practical way through our teaching, research and community-informed initiatives, and strong belief that education is a key determinant for social change, economic prosperity and sustainable development. There is no question that VIU is becoming reputable as a highly innovative university that is largely driven by these core values. At the same time we recognize that there is more we can do to develop systems that embed social innovation principles into all of our teaching, research and community-informed initiatives.

This will be a showcase and discussion about the social innovation work that has been generated at VIU. It will provide an opportunity to explore ways to develop a more systems-oriented approach that will help us bridge the worlds of theory, community engagement and evidence-informed practice. It will help us find creative ways to break down silos, encourage collaboration, embrace multidisciplinary and community-informed approaches to tackling social issues on a local and global scale. Lastly, it may help us explore ways to measure the impact we are having on the communities we serve and communicate our impact in a way that can help to inform decision making, improve programming, influence policy making and help our graduates to become change-makers

For more information, a list of presenters and to register, please go to InVIU or contact Trish Smith at

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