Engagement Scholarship and Social Enterprise


Business schools have been teaching entrepreneurship for years. The more complex task of learning about social enterprise and contributing to the conversation around social innovation has come to the university more recently. Although leadership in these methodologies has been primarily from practitioners and other non-university sources, the scholarship of engagement can now make a useful contribution to advancing social enterprise and social innovation. In this presentation we will offer a model of engagement scholarship that has been emerging in an interdisciplinary Faculty, within a public research-intensive university, historically mandated to "take the university to the people...for the public good". We will share a new graduate degree in community engagement for which the development, implementation and support for graduate students was/is guided by a multisectoral curriculum advisory committee. Ongoing initiatives in research, learning, and knowledge mobilization related to social enterprise and social innovation will also be explored.

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Martin Garber-Conrad, Edmonton Community Foundation, Canada
Maria Mayan, University of Alberta, Canada
Mary Beckie, University of Alberta, Canada
Leanne Hedberg Carlson, University of Alberta, Canada
Karen Edwards, University of Alberta, Canada
Katy Campbell, University of Alberta, Canada

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Conference: ECE2018
Stream: Education, Sustainability & Society: Social Justice, Development & Political Movements

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