Leading Change Through Capacity Building for Social Innovation

3RD ANNUAL CHANGEMAKER EDUCATION RESEARCH FORUM (CERF) 2022

With registration of ISIRC, you gain complimentary access to the Changemaker Education Research Forum (CERF) which is co-occurring within ISIRC at the same location. CERF brings together practitioners and scholars from around the world to enhance the knowledge base of social innovation and changemaking. 

 

Their focus is to create the conditions for deeper collaboration and knowledge-sharing amongst the Changemaker network and beyond tapping into valuable insights from Ashoka Fellows, academics, researchers, Change Leaders, university staff and students. The theme for 2022 falls across two core streams; Impact of Changemaker (Social Innovation) Education and Cultural, Geopolitical and Structural Barriers to Social Innovation. For more information, please visit their website

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About ISIRC

The International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC) is the world’s leading interdisciplinary social innovation research conference. 
In September 2022, ISIRC will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The theme for 2022 is Leading Change Through Capacity Building for Social Innovation.

 
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CENTRE FOR LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE - OUR BACKGROUND

The Centre for Leadership Excellence is a Senate centre of the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University. The Centre for Leadership Excellence (CLE) aims to foster an environment where emerging models of leadership can be explored and the theoretical and practical value of these models can be shared with stakeholders.

SMUEC Hosts the ISIRC Social Innovation Decathlon

A fun competition for students to participate in while ISIRC is ongoing. Students will have to complete daily activities to build skills that will empower participants to tackle social issues. Students will use an event passport to track their competitions and submit their completed passports on the final day of the conference. Successful competitors will have the opportunity to win prizes.

 

Offset your carbon footprint

We encourage those travelling to Halifax, NS to consider offsetting your carbon footprint. By purchasing carbon offsets or donating to carbon offset projects, this helps us achieve further global emission reductions than we would have otherwise achieved. 

 

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New Mask Requirement as of Sept 1, 2022

These requirements apply to all faculty, staff and students regardless of their vaccination status.

Masks must be worn in:

  • learning spaces including classrooms and labs

  • common areas including Patrick Power Library, Atrium, study spaces, hallways and elevators

  • Student Health Centre

  • all residence/residence complex common areas including hallways, elevators, lounges

  • athletic facilities including the Homburg and Dauphinee Centres

  • large indoor gatherings

Masks may be removed:

  • when seated to eat or drink

  • in residence rooms and apartments

  • when playing sports, working out at indoor or outdoor athletic facilities

  • Faculty are permitted to remove their masks when lecturing, provided two metres of social distancing can be maintained

Vaccinations and boosters

There is currently no vaccine mandate for the Fall 2022 Term but we strongly encourage additional vaccinations and boosters as they become available. Our returning students, faculty and staff are already vaccinated due to the high rates of vaccination that our community achieved over the past two years. International students are required to be vaccinated to enter the country as per a federal government measure that remains in place.

If you are ill or test positive for COVID-19

Please stay home to recover and protect members of our community. We also encourage everyone to review Nova Scotia Health’s guidance on “Protecting Myself and Others” for more information on how to stay healthy, avoid infection from COVID-19 and what to do if you have symptoms or test positive. 

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