Research & Publications
Our goal at the University of Waterloo is to generate and share new knowledge about social innovation practices and processes through action‐oriented research. In particular we seek to understand more deeply the dynamics of learning, adaptation and innovation on the following themes: linking social and ecological resilience to strengthen the environment, and re‐engaging vulnerable populations to strengthen our communities.
At Social Innovation Generation, we have defined Social Innovation as “an initiative, product, process or program that profoundly changes the basic routines, resource and authority flows or beliefs of any social system in the direction of greater resilience.” Through our Working Paper Series and Case Studies we hope to share with you some of our preliminary research and findings conducted by an interdisciplinary array of faculty members and graduate students at the University of Waterloo. This page also includes presentation slides from various events and workshops led by members of the team.